Ahmadis Hold Annual National IJTEMA
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Gambia holds their 14th annual IJTEMA of Majilis Ansarulah at Baitus Salam mosque in Talinding.
Speaking at the event, Amir Baba F Trawally called on Jama’at to always be ready to help in the cause of Allah Almighty, saying “with our wealth, belongings, persons and also encourage our families to always be steadfast in the cause of Allah Almighty.”
“As we are elders, we should remember that we are here today but tomorrow we will not be around and the younger ones will be the ones we will leave behind us. For that reason, every Ansar should make sure that he trains his children in the best possible manner so that no matter what happens tomorrow, these children will always be firm on their faith and believe in the religion of Islam and will always be active members as well. We should always encourage our children to be offering the Five Daily Prayers regularly without fail. We should train and encourage our children to be active in reading the Holy Quran, train them to be generous and always strive in the cause of their religion with their wealth and self-sacrifice. We should always be active in encouraging our children to learn and acquire knowledge to the maximum level. We should educate our children about Khilafat and the Institution of Khilafat so that they can realize the blessings bestowed upon them by Allah Almighty,” he said.
He said “the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock, adding the leader of people is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects. A man is the guardian of his family and he is responsible for them.
“A woman is the guardian of her husband’s home and his children and she is responsible for them. The servant of a man is a guardian of the property of his master and he is responsible for it. No doubt, every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock.” This Hadith shows the huge responsibility that lies on all of us for that reason, we should all look after and take care of our duties and responsibilities. As women are the ones that are mostly tasked with the care of children, we should train our women and work with them at our homes so that in return they will also train the children to develop good manners and be the envy of society. If our women are active, even we are not around, they will be able to take care of the children with ease and success. It should be understood that the wife and husband must jointly and unitedly come together in educating and training the children so that they will become responsible and productive and peaceful citizens of the society. In this way our progenies for the coming generations will by the grace of Allah Almighty always be on the right path and be always guided by Allah Almighty,” he added.
“As Ansar (helpers of Allah Almighty) in a true sense can be fulfilled when we are always prepared and ready to preach and spread the pure, pristine and true teachings of Islam as preached and practiced by the Holy Prophet Muhammad Mustapha. Besides that, we must also be ready to serve humanity. As mentioned in the Holy Quran and prophesied by the Holy Prophet Muhammad Mustapha (saw), the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi (as) is to rejuvenate Islam and bring the lost glory of Islam and unite the hearts for the sake and pleasure of Allah Almighty and this is what Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at is doing Worldwide. In conclusion I will request members of Ansarullah to always pray for our Beloved Huzur, whether we know it or not, our Khalifa is always praying for us. He needs our prayers so we should pray for His Holiness and encourage and remind our families to always keep him in our prayers. Let us continue to pray for our beloved country the Gambia and the world at large. Let us keep each other in our prayers and also let us continue advocating and practicing peace and always preach peace in our homes, communities and societies at large,” he continued.