THE NATIONAL ANNUAL CONVENTIONS (ANNUAL IJTEMAS) OF ELDERS, WOMEN AND CHILDREN CONCLUDED SUCCESSFULLY AT THE BAITUS SALAM MOSQUE TALLINDING
By the grace of Allah Almighty the 10th National Annual Convention of Majlis Ansarullah, The Gambia the elderly men wing of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat started on Saturday 18th February 2017, it was the very day that The Gambia celebrated her 52nd Independence anniversary and concluded on Monday 20th February 2017. The elders were requested to pray for the peace, stability, progress and harmony of the country.
Delivery his closing remarks on Monday 20th February 2017, the Amir Baba F. Trawally addressed the elders reminded them about the importance of Salat, which is the very fundamental teaching of Islam, the very reason for our creation and what best way can we worship Allah Almighty than Salat which also happens to be the second pillar of Islam. Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2:22
O ye men, worship your Lord Who created you and those who were before you, that you may become righteous. Then in other parts of the Holy Quran, He told us how to worship Him. In Chap 2:44 Allah Almighty says: And observe Prayer and pay the Zakat, and bow down with those who bow.
Allah Almighty has commanded that the very best way we should worship Him is through prayers which is the bedrock and foundation of every other type and manner of the worship of Allah. Hence He emphasises the observance of prayers in many parts of the Holy Quran. So as true servants of the Almighty Allah, we should always be regular and punctual in our Salat. As elders of the Jamaat we should set the standard and be exemplary to the younger ones. Prayer purifies our souls and cleanses us from all sins and dirt, makes us righteous, gives us peace of mind, comfort of the heart and through it we can attain the nearness of Allah Almighty and be winners of His pleasure.
Regarding this we find in a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari that the Holy Prophet Muhammad(saw) was reported to have once asked his Companions that “If there was a river at someone’s door and he took a bath in it five times a day, would you notice any dirt on him?” They said, “Not a trace of dirt would be left.” The Holy Prophet Muhammad(SAW) said, “That is the parable of the five prayers by which Allah removes sins.”
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