Assalamo Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah,
By the Grace of Allah, Khuddam from Canada recently visited Washington, D.C. for the 11th Annual MIST sports tournament. This tournament is an annual tournament hosted by MKA USA. This year there were two sports competitions held, Volleyball and Soccer. There were a total of 2 teams and 20 players who travelled from Canada to participate in this tournament. By the sheer blessings of Allah the tournament was a great success, Alhamdullilah! A special thanks and appreciation is extended to Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya USA for the amazing hospitality and welcoming environment.
Open tryouts were held where all Khuddam had a fair chance of making the National Team. In the end 20 players were selected from 7 different regions with 1 team made for soccer and 1 for basketball. By the Grace of Allah, Team Canada was able to defend their championship from the previous year and were the victors for Soccer. In addition, Canada also managed to win the volleyball championship as well. This is a very proud moment for all Canadian Khuddam and a sense of pride for the players to represent their country so well on an international stage. In addition Ibrahim, a Khadim from GTA Centre Region was named MVP of the soccer tournament, and Faiz Hundal a Khadim from Brampton was named best goalie. Another Khadim, Furqan Tariq was declared MVP of Volleyball tournament! Alhamdullilah!
Overall it was a great atmosphere where Khuddam were able to stay at the Masjid and participate in Tahajjud and Fajr prayers in a large group. The purpose of this trip was not only to participate and excel in competition but to create a sense of brotherhood and self reformation. Many Khuddam were inspired by this trip and created a bond that will last forever. Please remember Khuddamul Ahmadiyya in your prayers and that Allah enables us to build on this momentum and take Khuddamul Ahmadiyya to new heights. Insha’Allah!