On 22 August 2021, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad held a virtual online meeting with student members of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya (Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Auxiliary) from Germany at the conclusion of their Annual Ijtema 2021.
His Holiness presided the meeting from his office in Islamabad, Tilford, whilst over 1,700 members of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya joined virtually from the FSV Stadium in Frankfurt.
The Ijtema became witness to faith inspiring scenes as heavy rainfall poured upon the attendees whilst they sat untroubled by the torrential rain to not miss a second of time spent with their beloved leader and guide.
As the rain started, His Holiness enquired if the attendees were finding it difficult, to which the President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association responded that they were enjoying the unique circumstances and they would sit to benefit from the company of their Khalifa regardless of what the weather brings and relish every moment of their august opportunity.
Following a short formal session starting with recitation of the Holy Quran, members of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya had the opportunity to ask His Holiness a series of questions regarding their faith and contemporary issues.
One of the students asked His Holiness for advice on the mind-set that he should try to develop as an Ahmadi Muslim researcher.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“It is of utmost importance for an Ahmadi Muslim that they strive hard. Non-Ahmadi and non-Muslim researchers also work hard and they constantly ponder over their research. However, they are lacking in one aspect, which is that they do not seek the Help of Allah the Almighty.”
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad continued and said:
“An Ahmadi Muslim researcher should deeply reflect and ponder as other researcher do, but in addition he should also pray for his work and seek help from Allah in his research. He should pray that the research he is conducting becomes so useful that it benefits humanity and is useful for the world and that it establishes the Oneness of God.”
As the meeting concluded, His Holiness lovingly commended the youth for their strength of character and fortitude in bearing the harsh weather with patience.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“By the grace of Allah, all the Khuddam took the rain upon them [without hesitation]. I have seen that by the grace of Allah the German Khuddam are those who have patience and fortitude . At the very least you have this much strength that you can withstand heavy rain patiently and exhibit your love for Khilafat in this way. May Allah increase this fortitude and strength and in reality may the members of Khuddamul Ahmadiyya become true servants of the faith and may they attain the purpose for which Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya was established. The pledge that they always make whereby they promise to give precedence to their faith over worldly matters, may they act upon it and protect the institution of Khilafat and strive towards doing so with all their abilities.”
At the end, His Holiness appreciated those who had won the ‘Alme Inami’ whereby the flag of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya is handed to the best performing chapters of the Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya of the country.