The real motive of exams is not to test your knowledge, but a way to remind you how brilliant and intelligent you really are. Today, Friday, the Majlis Atfal UL Ahmadiyya stepped confidently into the examination hall as they were put to test on all they have been taught for the last 4 days. And like a lion show its own bravery, the Atfal, in less than few minutes finished the multiple-choice questions to the amazement of the handlers. Of course, we are not only raising children, we are developing individuals who can be a blessing to their own generation.
And few minutes after the unified examination, the children converged at the big Auditorium to listen to the voice of the Khalifatu-Masih, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (may Allah be his helper) as he leads the troubled world into light every Friday.
In the same vein, Missionary Qasim Oyekola climbed the pulpit to reiterate the message of the Huzur to the over 2000 audience. He admonished the children to be very prayerful and should love one another as Almighty Allah has equally shown to human. He made an analogy of two friends who so much love themselves, and as a result of keeping the bond, they frequently engaged in communication. He also added, that our best friend is Allah and He has provided everything even before we seek His help because He loves us so much.
He further emphasized that we need to communicate with Allah if we want the bounty of Allah to increase in multifold. And a good way to achieve this is to adherently observe Salat, and say the prayers of the Holy Prophet (saw) diligently and correctly. And he ended the sermon by saying “May Allah accept our prayers”. And then led the Jumah prayer.
The convention also witnessed sonorous recitation of the Glorious Quran as states struggle for the biggest prize award of the Majlis Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya competitions. Thereafter, competition on Prayer of the Holy Quran, Prayer of the Holy Prophet, Qaseedah (Poem), and Puzzle began and all states participated.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. This explains the happenings in the auditorium in the evening, as Majlis Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya competes with one another on who can diligently relay information to others without distorting the original message. The Message Delivery competition was set up to teach some moral lessons. It teaches a great lesson from the Holy Prophet where he admonished the Ummah to tie down knowledge by writing it down. It also teaches children that gossiping has no base in Islam as well as in the society.
Finally, the children actively participated in Tug-of-war, also called Power-Pull. It was delightful and fun to watch for the kids on the sideline.
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