The World Wide Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V, has advised Nigeria young ones under the aegis of Waqf-e-nau Ijtema (Dedicated Children to the Will of Allah) to control their temper and show patience at all times.
Hazrat Masroor Ahmad gave this advice during the first National conference of Waqf-e-nau (Dedicated Children to the Cause of Allah ) in Nigeria held at the Ijaye-Ojokoro headquarters of the Jama’at.
The Khalifah who was represented by the Missionary-in-Charge, Maulvi Afzaal Rauf Sahib, said they (youth) should consider the pain of other people as though it is their own and give comfort to them.
“It is very easy to display good behaviour in front of a few people occasionally or to appear open-hearted over those matters where you do not have a personal interest. However, the real test lies when you yourself have a personal interest or face some difficulties. It is at such times that the true character and moral fibre of a person is shown and so, as members of Waqf-e-nau, you should remain truthful and good-mannered at all times and in all circumstances.”
“When it comes to morality and spirituality, always seek to progress and advance. Never think that you have achieved all that is required and have now fulfilled your objectives. Indeed, the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) said that a true believer should never become satisfied but should always seek to increase his relationship with Allah the Almighty and to increase in righteousness. If you have this spirit then Insha’Allah (God willing) you will be successful because Allah the Almighty helps those who are ever restless in their efforts to gain His nearness.”
In his words to the female Waqf-e-nau, the Khalifah said (girls) are the most fortunate because their rights and status have been established and eternally protected by Allah and His noble Prophet.
He also called on the girls to take to career in teaching and medical fields to help the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community run the various schools and hospitals the established around the world.
Hazrat Masroor Ahmad also enjoined all Ahmadi Muslims to view the Holy Qur’an as the ‘guiding light at all times’ and base their decisions on the teachings of Islam.
In his opening remark the Amir Sahib (National President) AMJN, Dr. Mashu’ud Adenrele Fashola, prayed the parents and dedicated children,appreciating the opportunity of hosting the first Waqf-e-nau Ijtema in Nigeria.”
“Today we have over four hundred in attendance, 179 boys and 76 girls between age 7 and so were in attendance.
Highlighting programs for the youths, Waqf-e-nau National Secretary, Alhaji Musliudeen Adebisi Ademoye, “Our headquarters (Markas) in London has drawn syllabus for them, from the age of 7 to 21, we should have close to 50 attending Jamia Ahmadiyya College in Ghana” Ademoye noted.
He added that “we follow the syllabus so as to achieve the aim and objectives of creating the group.”
Speaking on behalf of the parents, Mr Abdul Rasheed Rasak, a member from Badagry, Lagos State circuit, said he was happy to have three of his children among the group “you can see the joy in their faces, they were all more than happy when Amir Sahib (Fashola) was presenting gifts to them”, Rasak stated.
He stated further that the Waqf-e-nau is not just a group but a divine group for the Ahmadis children.
A female, age 7, Banuso Fatiah-Ganiy, who is a member of Waqf-e-nau Ijtema, expressed her gratitude towards her parents for dedicating her to the Will of Allah “am very happy to be among this group, I will like to work for the Muslim Television Ahmadiyya (MTA) when I grow up” she said.