Report by Ata Quddus – Secretary Tarbiyyat, Aldershot Jamaat
Aldershot Tarbiyyat Day Report – Date 17th February, 2015
Held at Baitul Islam Mosque, Islamabad
Allhamdolillah, Aldershot jamaat’s very first and a very successful Tarbiyyat Activity Day was arranged by National Secretary Tarbiyyat Nisar Orchard sahib who has held similar events all around the UK.
• Planning for the event started a few days before the event. In discussions with Nisar sahib, a weekday (Tuesday 17th Feb) was chosen for the event due to mid-terms school holidays.
• Permission to hold the event at Islamabad was obtained by Sadr sahib Aldershot.
• The event was discussed in Aldershot Jamaat Amla meeting as well with regards to planning.
• Sadr Lajna Aldershot jamaat also expressed willingness on behalf of Lajna that they would also like to participate in the event.
• An attendance campaign was carried out with regular text, and WhatsApp reminders sent to all jamaat members by Sadr sahib Aldershot informing them about the event. In addition, Aldershot Jamaat Tarbiyyat team consisting of local secretary tarbiyyat, naib secretary tarbiyyat, and three tarbiyyat saiqeens called people over the phone inviting them to the event.
• A separate team led by Sadr sahib Aldershot himself, secretary ziafat and Qaid Majlis looked after the food arrangements for the event.
• One day before the event on Moday 16th Feb. 2015, Qaid Majlis team with the help of tarbiyyat team and few Atfal did the setup of the dining hall for dinner.
Alhamdolillah, the event started on 17th Feb. 2015 after Maghrib prayers at about 6 pm. It started with recitation of the Holy Quran by Asim Bajwa sahib. This was followed by a very enlightening and informative power-point presentation by Nisar Orchard sahib for nearly an hour. The presentation was so useful and interactive that even Atfal listened and participated in the discussions very attentively. During the presentation, Nisar sahib also asked questions from Hazrat Khalifatul Mashih Al-Khamis’s (May Allah be his helper with His mighty help) latest Friday Sermon so that people remember important points of Huzoor’s sermon. After the presentation, Nisar sahib conducted a Team-Quiz comprising of basic Islamic knowledge and general knowledge questions which was again very interesting and had full participation from all jamaat members including Ansar and Atfal as well. At about 7:50pm, the event closed with silent prayers. Thereafter, dinner was served in the dining hall followed by Isha Salaat
Attendance: The event was attended by nearly 65 people (22 lajna, 11 nasirat, 6 atfal, and about 25 Khuddam and Ansar)
Feedback: The feedback from jamaat members was very positive, every one enjoyed the event, and many members thanked Nisar Orchard sahib for kindly visiting our jamaat and delivering such an excellent presentation and an interesting quiz.
May Allah bring very positive fruits of this event for Aldershot jamaat and may we all reform ourselves and meet the expectations of our beloved Imam, Hazrat Khalifatul Mashih Al-Khamis’s (May Allah be his helper with His mighty help), Ameen. Insha’Allah we will hold similar events in future as well.