By Muhammad Ahmad, Detroit
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Rochester Hills, Michigan gathered for the year-end program at their Community Center and Mosque, Masjid Mahmood. The formal program included children and youth sessions in addition to the separate auxiliary programs where presenters spoke on topics related to moral and spiritual training of the youth and members at large.
Regional Missionary Imam Shamshad Nasir spoke on developing a personal relationship with God & how to develop love for God. The highlight of these formal programs was the question and answer session where Imam Shamshad answered questions on a wide-ranging topic from basics of prayers to how to benefit from the basic Islamic teachings. Young men & women all equally asked a lot of questions with great deal of interest. These sessions lasted for more than an hour.
The program also included Imam Shamshad Nasir’s dissertation on the Holy Quran after the morning prayers on the Dec 29th. After the morning prayers and commentary on various excerpt of the holy Quran, members enjoyed delicious breakfast. National president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community Mira Maghfoor Ahmad sent his representative from Maryland for this program who advised members to adopt righteousness which is the purpose of establishing this community. The National President also sent a message of the new year to all members in USA, in which he urged all, to become Godly, goodly and helper of the nation so that we all can bring peace. Local acting president Mr Nasir Bukhari also spoke and urged to avoid from ill of the society, Mr Muhammad mentioned how we can preach peaceful teachings of Islam. Mr Azhar who organized this meeting asked member to be regular in daily prayers.
On the morning of Jan 1, 2020, the year end programs were concluded with Tahajjud (after midnight prayers). Members prayed for their homeland United States, peace and brotherhood among the entire mankind and world peace. Special prayers were also offered for the sick, poor, needy and people facing difficulties in their lives… May God help them and alleviate their difficulties, Aamin.
Youth of the community prepared food for homeless people and distributed.
For this camp food was prepared by ladies and young men of the community. For any information please visit our Mosque at 1730 w.Auburn Rd, Rochester Hills Or contact Imam Shamshad 909 636 8332.