First Ever Convocation Ceremony of Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada Takes Place in Historic Event

Forty Graduates receive their Degrees from Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad.


The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat is pleased to announce that on 11 June 2012, the first Convocation Ceremony of Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada took place at the newly built Tahir Hall in Peace Village. The ceremony included graduates from the Classes of 2010, 2011 and 2012 and was presided over by the World Head and Fifth Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad.

After opening remarks from Principal Salim Akhtar and a report by Maulana Hadi Ali Chaudhry, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad presented 40 graduates with their ‘Shahid Degree’ Certificates and thus they were all enrolled as official Missionaries of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat.

One of the newly qualified Missionaries, Ata‐ul‐Munem, was on assignment abroad and so Maulana Abdul Majid Tahir, the Additional Wakil‐ul‐Tabshir, accepted the award on his behalf. Following the presentation, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivered an inspiring address, in which he reminded the graduates of their vast responsibilities. His Holiness counselled them to never think their education was complete.

His Holiness said:

“Always remember that to get a degree is not enough but is in fact only the very first and small step. You have many more steps to climb. Always remember that the key to your success is your humility. You should not just be the type of Missionary who guides or lectures others, but in fact you should make sure that every point that you try to inculcate in others has already been developed within yourself.”   Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad instructed the graduates that they should never consider that they were working a standard nine‐to‐five job. Instead he said that their work was for ‘24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year’.

His Holiness continued by reminding the graduates that though they had been trained in the West, it was not necessary they would be assigned to Western countries.

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said it was quite possible that they would be posted to Africa, South America or other developing parts of the world where there was a pressing need. Speaking about the priorities of an Ahmadi Muslim Missionary, His Holiness said:

“Your purpose is religion. Your purpose is to spread the true teachings of Islam throughout the world. Sometimes through your work you may come to meet high level politicians or dignitaries but such opportunities should never lead you to forget your basic purpose or to change your way of thinking. Never become attracted by worldly people or activities because that will lead you away from the pledge you have made to God Almighty.”


Categories: Americas, Canada

2 replies

  1. Yes, no doubt, these are great moments of our lives that such-like event and ceremony, are being held in the distanced land of the other corners of the the globe in such a peaceful, great grand but silent style that when we read the back-ground details in daily ‘AlFazl’ or see in MTA and now in a more quicker speed enlighten ourselves through the postings of ‘TMT’, we actually feel and see the miracles of God being done under the holy Quranic words, ‘Kun Faya Koon’. What a happy occasion of the first Convocation of Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada,that has taken place at the newly built multi-purpose, ‘Tahir Hall’ on June 11, 2012,
    under the blessed guidance and supervision of Huzur-e-Anwar, Al-Khamis(ata)and in which 40 successful students were awarded the prestigious certificates of ‘Shahid Degree. Alhamdoliilh. All these miricle-like glorious performances/efforts/events/occasions and their out-put(results) makes one recall the good old days of simplest style of Jamias of Qadian, Rabwah with its brief period at Ahmadnagr near RAbwah, where in one room, teachers and students used to sit on floor-mats for many continuous hours daily with the urgency of completing their 7-years course of ‘Shahid Degree’, which will make them full missionary of the world of Islam-e-Ahmadiyyat. Anyhow, all the Ahmadis of the distanced lands of over 200 countries congratulate the new missionaries of Canadian roots and hope they will maintain themselves to be always on quite correct tuning system to become great ‘Sultan-e-Naseer’ of Huzur-e-Anwar, in the fields of their assignment, through-out the world,InshaAllah. Ameen.

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