NATIONAL IJTIMA 2018
“We are the Followers of such a Prophet (PBUH) who is the King of peace and Security. He is the Mercy to the World”
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba)
Alhamdulillah, we are at the closing session of our 31st Annual National Ijtima`. Khuddam and Atfal volunteers have worked tirelessly for the last few weeks and the past 3 days, to make it a success. The theme of the Ijtima` this year was “Connection with Allah”.
The Ijtima` commenced on Friday August 17, with Friday Prayers.
The highlight of this year’s National Ijtima` was the message from our beloved Imam, Hazrat Ameerul Moumineen (may Allah be his Helper!), in which Huzoor addressed all Atfal and Khuddam of Canada. Huzoor stated: “Your Ijtima also, is a purely religious gathering, and therefore, by being part of this Ijtima, a spiritual awakening will occur within you.”
By the grace of Allah, this year, many new features and improvements were made, including a Patio, larger food street, combined opening and closing sessions for Khuddam and Atfal for the first time, outdoor stage for open workshops, accommodation marquee for the first time, return of a successful kabaddi tournament after many years and a larger main marquee. A total of 15 academic competitions and 11 sports competitions were held.
Keen interest was paid to the beautification of Ijtima` Gah, which was greatly improved
With the help of the Publicity Team, Regional Qa’idin, and Qa’idin Majalis, by the Grace of Allah, 2,230 Khuddam and 30 guests registered this year at the National Ijtima` as compared to 2,492 last year.
On average, 405 volunteers helped daily to administer and run the event. May Allah enable this Ijtima` to be a source of blessings and lasting self-reformation for all Khuddam, Ameen!