MKA Epsom Ijtema 2023
بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
EPSOM IJTEMA REPORT 2023
Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah the Almighty, Epsom Qiadat held its local Ijtema on the 29th of January 2023.
25 Khuddam and Atfal arrived for breakfast and some more attended for the opening session at 10am, which was chaired by Moubashir Raja sahib, National Motamim Waqar-e-Amal. The Khuddam were reminded about the theme of this year’s Ijtema and opening remarks and keynote speech lead by Murabbi Shiraz Khan sahib also laid out the importance of praying Salat 5 time a day.
Immediately after the opening session we had an external guest speaker, Ms Joy Wemms, an educationist for more than 30 years and is now serving as the Principal of Wemms Education Centre to talk to us about education and empowerment. How the importance of education can lay strong foundations for your personal development and unlock opportunities that are beneficial to the wider community. This session was very well received by Khuddam and also became a way of introducing the local Qiadat and promote the works of the majlis through our various exhibitions laid out across the Ijtema site.
Session with external guest speaker:
After her speech Khuddam and Atfal were divided up to partake in academic and sports competition.
The Khuddam and Atfal academic competitions included:
The sports for Khuddam included:
Whilst the sports for Atfal included:
200 metre race
Apart from the above the Talim department set up a hub displaying various exhibitions, including a life sketch of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V (aba), write a letter to Huzoor section where Khuddam and Atfal collectively wrote 13 letters to celebrate the 20 years of Khilafate Khamsa. Along with this a self-serving Quiz was organised for Khuddam to test themselves on general knowledge.
The local tarbiyyat department also set up their own Tarbiyyat Hub which included an obstacle course where Khuddam and Atfal had to knock off stacked cans, hand eye coordination test by throwing tennis balls at a target. This was timed and a prize for the quickest time was given to Khuddam and Atfal at the closing session.
Other exhibitions included a stall for Amoor-e-Tulabasection showcasing the works of the national department and a brief talk was held by Sarmad sahib, MotamimAmoor-e-Tulaba to introduce students to AMRA and AMSA. Another stall that showcased the works of the national Khidmat-e-Khalq department promoting the upcoming blood drive in the month of February and Tabligh stall that had leaflets such as Messiah has come and stop WW3.
Academics competitions / Exhibitions:
All the exhibitions were thoroughly enjoyed by Khuddam and Atfal and this will be built up further in our future Ijtema’s and functions inshallah.
Lunch was served at 1:15pm followed by Namaz at 1:45pm. After Namaz a Talkeene Amal session was held and a Murabbi sahib from the national Tarbiyyat team was invited to speak to Khuddam about the importance of Salat and getting involved in other Khuddam duties and activities.
The closing session started at 4:30 and was chaired by Regional Qaid, Haseeb Cheema sahib. The closing session included prize distribution, Khuddam and Atfal of the year award followed by a speech highlighting the importance of Khuddam and Atfal to involve themselves more with activities organised at a local and regional level.
Khuddam and Atfal of the year prize:
Alhamdulillah the total attendance of the Ijtema was 33 Khuddam (76.7%) 12 Atfal (92%) and a total of a combined 80% attendance.
This Ijtema was a very good opportunity for our young Khuddam that were part of the Ijtema organising committee to gain valuable experience in dealing with external guests, national and regional amila members and hosting a large number of Khuddam and and Atfal attending to their needs- Alhamdulillah.
May Allah enable Epsom qiadat to hold such events in the future- Ameen