On 1 January 2023, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad held a virtual online meeting with National Jamaat Amila members and National Amila members of Majlis Ansarullah (Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Auxiliary), Khuddamul Ahmadiyya (Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Auxiliary) and Lajna Imaillah (Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Auxiliary) from Morocco.
His Holiness presided over the meeting from MTA Studios in Islamabad, Tilford, whilst the Amila members joined the meeting virtually from Rabat, Morocco. It was the first time that officials of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Morocco had the opportunity to have an official meeting with the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Following a formal session that began with a silent prayer, His Holiness spoke to all attendees.
During the meeting, His Holiness emphasised the important role of Secretary Tarbiyyat, especially in training the youth.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“The responsibility of Tarbiyyat department includes the training of Ahmadi Muslim children so that the next generation is raised within an Ahmadi Muslim environment. If you do not pay attention towards the Tarbiyyat of children then whilst you may remain Ahmadi Muslims, your children may not. Therefore, pay attention towards the Tarbiyyat of children so that they remain attached to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Tell your children about the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and explain to them why they are Ahmadi Muslims. Inform them about the prophecies of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and what he foretold about the latter days and why the Messiah and Mahdi was to be sent. They should know the basic teachings of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and recognise that they are Ahmadi Muslims and are true Muslims, and we believe in the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) to be the Seal of the Prophets. Inform them that we believe in his prophecies. Tell all this to your children from a young age.”
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad further stated:
“There must also be attention paid towards the moral and spiritual training of Ahmadi Muslim women. The auxiliary of Lajna Imaillah must become active and Lajna must train their women. Children cannot be morally trained if the women are not morally upright. Similarly, if men are not living moral lives, in terms of gaining religious knowledge, in terms of acting in the best way and in terms of their spirituality then it will also have a negative impact upon their wives and children.”
During the meeting, whilst speaking to the Secretary Wassiyyat, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“You should distribute the book Al-Wassiyyat [The Will] to Ahmadi Muslims so that they take part in the scheme of Wassiyyat once they have read the book. No one should fill in the form for Wassiyyat unless they have read the book. Those who have already taken part in the scheme of Wassiyyat and have not yet read the book, you should ask them to read the book as well.”
Later in the meeting, His Holiness again emphasised the importance of the Tarbiyyat department and said that the Secretary Tarbiyyat of every local chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community should have a personal relationship with the local Ahmadi Muslims of the area.
His Holiness also highlighted the need for Ahmadi Muslims to be distinct from other members of the society as a result of their piety and their adherence to the teachings of Islam.
The Lajna Imaillah Secretary Ziafat, responsible for making food arrangements for guests, asked His Holiness’ advice on how they should cater for their guests that visit them.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“Treat them (guests) as kindly as possible. You are aware of the Islamic teachings on taking care of one’s guests. Serve the guests with whatever means you have available. However much you can serve them you should do so. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) used to take good care of their guests. So, we should do so accordingly. We should serve them and treat them with respect.”