Atfal Matters: Blessings of a Historic National MKA Ijtema 2023

From inspirational fire side talks to the Atfal Hub and academics, the Ijtema was Alhamdulillah a great success. The Atfal hub was very fun with different challenges like shooting cups down and building a Jenga tower the highest you can in 30 seconds. I was also blessed by Allah to win two prizes. However, the highlight of this Ijtema was beloved Huzur’s (aba) concluding speech which made me, and I am sure my Ahmadi brothers, extremely emotional.

Alhamdulillah I was fortunate enough to sit in the green area, which brought me closer to our beloved Huzur (aba). This made it even more personal because I could clearly see Huzur (aba), further amplifying the effect of Huzur (aba) on me. Alhamdulillah we were graced by Allah to be able to read out a historic pledge led by our dearest Huzur (aba). This pledge is significant considering this is the full extent of what being part of Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya means. Huzur (aba) outlined in his address that being part of the Ahmadiyya community means that we should try to better our spiritual and moral understanding.

The concluding session in general was also very emotional. Just the presence of Huzur (aba) is
mesmerising and the pledge brought a tear to my eye. To hear everyone unite in unison under one
leader just shows the power of Allah imbued upon the Promised Messiah’s (as) community:

“I will always endeavour to convey and propagate the teachings of Islam Ahmadiyya and the blessed name of the Holy Prophet (saw) to the corner of Earth until my dying breath.”

Zeeshan Wadood

14th October 2023