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Volume 2, Issue 1

August 2010


VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1

MKA BIRMINGHAM WEST

Verse of The Holy Qur’an :

AUGUST, 201O

Saying Of the Holy Prophet (saw)

Writing Of the Promised Messiah (as)

Excerpts from Friday Sermon by Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih V (atba)

Inside this

issue:

Message Sadr

MKA

2

Editorial 2

Ramadhan 3

Jalsa Salana 4

Charity 5

Arya Samaj 6

Night Stay 7

Trip Story 8

Sports 9

“The importance and status

of mosques is mentioned in

the Holy Quran and the

Sayings of the Holy Prophet

(saw). It is the duty and station

of an Ahmadi to recognize

and always keep in mind

this importance and dignity

and high level accorded to a

mosque by Islam.”

“The mosque is place where,

staying righteous, fulfilling

the requirements of justice,

then one comes in the

presence of Allah to gain

more blessing from Him by

prostrating in front of Him.

The word masjid comes from

sajda, which means the

extreme of humility, and

obedience, so a mosque is for

developing high moral

qualities.”

“Outsiders ask why you are

building a mosque? The

straightforward answer is

to say to offer Prayers in

congregation, which is of

great importance in Islam.

We are commanded to

establish Prayer. This is

why we build mosques.

So to become the best of

people and to be able to

present the true teachings

to the world we will have

to present practical proofs,

our changed for the better

exemplary lives, we will

have to raise our levels of

worship and will have to

raise the levels of our high

moral qualities, establish,

love among ourselves and

then spread these in the

society. May Allah enable us

to do so. Second also, I want

to say, that from now on,

mosques, even if small, will

not host receptions etc by

putting mats inside the main

actual halls of the Mosques.

Everyone should make a note

of this from now.

Arrangements should be

made outside. The inside

halls of the actual mosques

shall not any longer be used

for such purposes.” (Friday

Sermon, December 18, 2009)

http://www.alislam.org/archives/

friday/FSS20091218-EN.html


PAGE 2 MKA BIRMINGHAM WEST NEWSLETTER 2010

MESSAGE FROM TOMMY KALLON SADR MKA, UK

My dear brothers Khuddam and Atfal,

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah.

May the Lord of mankind open unto you the gates of

His mercy and may He so ordain that you are always

accompanied by the supplication of His angels.

Now that the holy month of Ramadhan has

concluded and solely for the sake of Allah, we have

abstained from that which is lawful for us and

eradicated from our being those trespasses

emanating from our tongues, limbs and eyes. In

celebration we adorn our bodies with new clothes,

feast on delightful foods and engage in merriments

with our friends and loved ones. With that, we gift

our bodies with reward. Yet the greatest sacrifices

are not of the abstentions imposed upon our bodies.

Rather they are of the spiritual acquisitions that our

souls have realised. Allah says in the Holy Qur’an that

the main purpose of fasting is the cultivation of

righteousness and self-purification (Ch.2:V.186). This

is the true prize from the month of fasting.

Over the course of thirty nights you have engaged in

heartfelt prayer, rising during the obscurity of the

night and cultivated the habit of offering Tahajjud

and Fajr prayers. You have read and studied the

tremendous wisdom of the Holy Qur’an, increased

your attendance at the mosque making friends and

acquaintances of like-minded people, engaged in

good deeds and abstained from those practices that

are harmful. Over the course of the month you have

exemplified what it means to encapsulate the very

essence of Islam and Ahmadiyyat. The challenge

before us all now is to maintain those good habits

and the righteousness that we have sought to

cultivate – to make these the tools that regulate and

enhance our every action so that we find Allah’s

blessing in all that we do.

May Allah grant us all the wisdom, determination

and prudence to clutch the treasured and

captivating jewels that the hallowed month of

Ramadhan presented us with and use them on each

day forth. May He sanction our determination to

increase in righteousness and cause the fruits of our

actions to become the most visible symbol of

encouragement to all those who seek truth. Ameen.

Yours humbly,

Tommy Kallon

Sadr Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya UK

It is widely known that faith

is a central dogma of human

history. One cannot deny the

fact that without a firm belief life is

meaningless. Unfortunately human

history depicts a rather dark and

horrifying picture where people

belonging to different religions

vanished simply due to difference in

opinion or faith. In civilized countries,

in this modern era, people belonging to

different faiths are trying their best to

promote co-existence

and harmony. This is

because the majority

have learnt from their

cold blooded past but

unfortunately there

are few who for their own vested

interests do not wish for peace and

harmony. Mosques, a place of peace

and harmony, are now a prime target

for evil minded individuals. Neither are

they practicing their religion properly

and nor can they tolerate others who

are following their faith. 86 Ahmadi

Muslims were Martyred in recent

attacks at the two

Ahmadiyya mosques in

Lahore, Pakistan. A country

which was founded in 1947 only

because people can peacefully coexist

without any dangers and risks to their

life. Ahmadis are a target because

they have accepted the Promised

Messiah (as) of the time while others

were looking towards the heavens and

still are. These Martyrs only went to

offer Friday prayers as they were

practicing Muslims and look at how

they were treated. Terrorists blindly

opened fire on the people who were

reciting Darood Shareef and prayers.

These Martyrs are not here but they

have certainly showed us a path to

follow. One Ahmadi sister, whose

father was martyred, pointed this out

as a revival of Ahmadiyyat. She said, “

Our enemy thought that Ahmadis

would not use mosques anymore. Our

Ansar Khuddam, Atfal will not go to

the mosques due to the fear. I want to

tell these enemies of Ahmadiyyat that

this blood was not shed in vain. If you

kill one Ahmadi, Allah will create 100

Ahmadis in their place. If such a time

comes when our Jama’at needs

sacrifice again then Lajna will also be

ready to offer their lives along with

men.” The grandmother of Waleed

Ahmad, a 19-year-old martyr, said “My

Waleed has given his life like his

paternal and maternal grandfathers.

My Waleed is a martyr and all martyrs

are my Waleed”. Indeed this is the

spirit and attitude of Ahmadis and

enemies cannot do anything. O’

enemies of Ahmadiyyat, you have

targeted Ahmadis because they have

accepted the Promised Messiah (as) of

the time. Jama’at-e-Ahmadiyya will not

respond the way opponents want us to,

but beware that Allah will respond.

The wrath of Allah will fall upon these

wrongdoers severely and they will

have nowhere to hide. May Allah

protect all Ahmadis and all peaceloving

people around the world

Ameen !


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PAGE 3

RAMADHAN KARIM 2010

Khuddam were actively involved in the Programmes of Ramadhan. A 10-15 minutes Darsul Qur’an

session was carried out before Ishaa prayer in Ramadhan . This Darsul Qur’an was delivered by

Thauban Sahib. Alhamdulillah, Taraweeh prayers were also offered everyday in Ramadhan.

KITCHEN DUTIES IN RAMADHAN:

On weekends different families of Birmingham West Jama’at voluntarily offered Iftar and dinner for the whole

Birmingham West Jama’at. Khuddam were also involved in the Ziafat team and with the grace of Allah

worked devotedly in the preparation of food and other kitchen activities in Ramadhan. Mosque cleaning was

an important activity especially in this Ramadhan as more and more members are coming for Iftari, Dinner

and Taraweeh Prayers. The Khuddam have been instrumental in the organizing of functions at the mosque

particularly in setting up and winding up the hall.

SECURITY DUTIES IN RAMADHAN:

Alhamdulillah, MKA

Birmingham West

actively involved in

security duties at the

mosque during

Ramadhan so that

other members can

safely eat dinner and

offer prayers.


VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1

PAGE 4

JALSA SALANA UK 2010

JALSA

SALANA

UK

2010

DUTIES

Birmingham West Khuddam team

performed duties at the parking area of

the Jalsa site as well as at Islamabad.

The team included, Muzaffar Ahmed,

Waseem Shah, Mutahir Ahmad, Maqbool

Ahmed, Hassan Shahzad, Farrukh Imtiaz,

Awais Imtiaz, Abdul Salam and Abdul

Qadeer. Waqar Ahmedi Sahib was

involved with the Press & Publicity

aspect of the Jalsa and interacted with

the national and local media.

Thauban Mwanje and Imran Minhas

performed their duty for the Health

and Hygiene department. Dr.

Mashhood Syed Sahib was performing

duty in VIP guests’ Marquee.

A KHADIM RECEIVED GOLD MEDAL AT JALSA SALANA:

Alhamdulillah, one Khadim of Birmingham West Jama’at was honoured by receiving Gold

Medal from Hadhrat Khalifatul Mashi V (atba) during the final session of the Jalsa Salana for

achieving outstanding academic results.

Muhammad Arif Sahib receiving his Gold Medal from Huzur-e-Anwar (atba) at

Jalsa Salana UK 2010


MKA CHARITY CHALLENGE 2010

This year the MKA Charity Challenge was held in Windsor and Slough on 9th May 2010. There was a

10km route which participants can run or walk. In additions, there was a 6km route for children.

Alhamdulillah Birmingham West Khuddam and Atfal participated actively in this charity event and

raised money for a good cause.

BRITISH HEART FOUNTADATION CYCLE RIDE:

Birmingham West Khuddam along with other Khuddam of Midlands Region helped the administration of

British Heart Foundation to organize the British Heart Foundation’s Worcester bike ride on Sunday 5th July,

to raise money in the fight against heart disease.


PAGE 6 MKA BIRMINGHAM WEST NEWSLETTER 2010

Regional Qaid Sahib Visits

MKA Birmingham West

On Sunday 18 th April 2010 at Baitul Mahdi, Regional

Qaid, Dr. Bilal Bhatti Sahib, joined us in the monthly

Khuddam General Meeting. In this meeting the Khuddam

discussed many different topics, but focused on the Maal

department and also on attendance.

It was an excellent experience having our Regional Qaid

Sahib attending our meeting, and he updated us to what

is happening within the Region. MKA Birmingham West

will look forward to Regional Qaid Sahib’s next visit to

the Qiadat, Insha’Allah

Visit To Arya Samaj Temple:

Members of MKA Birmingham West Tabligh

team, Thauban Mwanje Sahib and Wasim Shah

Sahib went to observe an Arya Samaj service at

the Vedic Cultural and Spiritual Centre,

Birmingham on 23rd May 2010. The

Programme started by observing their service

which was very interesting. At the end of the

service Dr Yadar the leader from Arya Samaj

introduced us to his community. Thauban

Sahib gave a short introduction of Ahmadiyyat

and followed by a short question and answer

session, which lasted around 30 minutes.

Food for Homeless People

The MKA Khidmat-e-Khalq Department of

Birmingham West was given the opportunity to

prepare food for the homeless people. The turnout of

this particular event was great. The Khuddam met in

the mosque on Saturday night, where we stayed the

night, and in the morning we commenced the first

stage which was to prepare the food for around 50

to 60 people. Once the food was made and packed

into the containers, it was very carefully transported

to the location. We delivered the food to the kitchen

staff, they were very happy to receive the food. A

special thanks to Saifullah Arif Sahib who helped

Khuddam to prepare the food.


LOCAL POLICE VISITED BIRMINGHAM WEST

MOSQUE DURING FRIDAY PRAYERS

Representatives of local police visited the Baitul Mahdi Mosque during Friday prayers and then had a chat

with members. Refreshments were provided as well.

Night Stay at Baitul Mahdi Mosque:

MKA Birmingham West Qiadat

organized a night stay at Baitul

Mahdi Mosque. The aim of the

night stay is to increase

brotherhood, respect and

Tarbiyyat. 8 Khuddam and 3 Atfal

participated in this programme

which started with Ishaa prayer in

congregation. After that

participants ate dinner together

which they brought from their own

homes.. A First Aid session was

held by Mutahir Sahib on the

importance of First Aid training

and how to react in case of an

emergency. The death of Hadhrat

Jesus (as) was discussed as a part

of Tabligh. Congregational

Tahajjud prayer and Fajr prayer

were offered led by Thauban

Mwanje Sahib who then gave

Darsul Qur’an. Then there was an

exercise session followed by light

Waqar-e-Amal i.e. cleaning of the

mosque area.


PAGE 8 MKA BIRMINGHAM WEST NEWSLETTER 2010

INSIDE STORY:

TRIP TO MALVERN HILLS, WORCESTER

On Sunday 20th June 2010, Birmingham West Qiadat organized a trip to Malvern Hills, Worcester.

The attendance was tremendous, more than we expected. Atfal also accompanied us on this picnic. We

especially asked parents’ permission before accompanying Atfal by signing consent forms from them.

For Atfal there was an exercise session where they had to do a circuit up the hill and back down, they

also took part in academics which were carried out by local Qaid, Mirza Muzaffar Sahib. This was

then followed by a BBQ which Alhamdulillah went exceptionally well. During this wonderful outing we

came across an English gentleman who was really impressed by our community. We spent two hours

speaking to him about Islam so that covered Tabligh as well.

Lets see how

will you eat

everything.

Man, I am goanna eat everything


PAGE 9 MKA BIRMINGHAM WEST NEWSLETTER 2010

INTER QIADAT FOOTBALL MATCH- BIRMINGHAM WEST VS LECIESTER:

There was a football match on Sunday 18th April at local

5-a-side football centre between MKA Birmingham West

and MKA Leicester. This match was organized by

Regional Nazim Sehat-e-Jismani, Thauban Mwanje

Sahib. Regional Qaid MKA Midlands, Dr Bilal Bhatti

Sahib; Naib Qaid Midlands, Fahad Ashraf Sahib and local

Qaid MKA Birmingham West, Mirza Muzaffar Sahib were

also present. MKA Birmingham West would like to thank

Nazim Sehat-e-Jismani Leicester, Sadiq Ahmad Sahib, for

leading Leicester, the winning team, and helping in

making this event a success.

SPORTS EVERY

SUNDAY:

Alhamdulillah, on weekends

Birmingham West Khuddam

play different sports with our

Ansar. Volley ball is very

popular among both teams.

Though Ansar are older, they

always give a tough time to

Khuddam when playing Volley

ball.

WAQAR-E-AMAL AT MOSQUE

From time to time, Alhamdulillah Birmingham

West Khuddam participates actively in Waqar-e-

Amal sessions Especially at the mosque and in the

neighbourhood.

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