On the 13th of April 2024, the Amir (National President) of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Nigeria {AMJN} presided over the 3rd Annual National Ijtema (Convention) of Waqf-e-nau children at the Headquarters, Ojokoro Lagos State.
In his address, the National Secretary of Waqf-e-nau, Engr Saheed Aina sahib, emphasized the significance of Waqf-e-nau children, drawing inspiration from the teachings of Hazrat Tahir Ahmad, who highlighted the importance of dedicating one’s life to the service of the faith. He reiterated that a child becomes Waqfe Nau before birth, stressing the need for parents to pledge their children’s lives for the propagation and maintenance of the mission of the Promised Messiah (as).
The guest lecturer, Maulvi Sulaimon Abdul Hakeem, Murabi Silsila, delivered a comprehensive lecture on the Roles & Responsibilities of Waqf-e-nau children, drawing inspiration from the teachings of His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba), conveyed at various Mulaqat held in countries with Waqf-e-nau children. Here are the highlighted keys given to the children:
1. Five times Daily Prayers: Emphasizing the importance of regular prayers as a cornerstone of spiritual growth
2. Recitation of the Holy Quran: Encouraging consistent reading and reflection upon the Quranic verses.
3. Reading Jama’at literatures: Advancing knowledge and understanding through the study of Jama’at literature.
4. Always Take Pride In Religious Values: Upholding and cherishing one’s religious values with pride and conviction.
5. Increase One’s Faith By Watching MTA: Utilizing resources like MTA to enhance faith and spiritual understanding.
6. Control Your Temper: Exercising patience and restraint in dealing with challenges and conflicts.
7. Improve One’s Habits: Striving for personal development and refinement in character and conduct.
8. Have Friends Within The Jama’at: Cultivating friendships within the Jama’at to foster a supportive and spiritually uplifting environment.
9. Start Doing Tabligh At Young Age: Engaging in the propagation of Islam from a young age, spreading its message with wisdom and compassion.
10. At all times, you should try to increase your relationship with Khilafat [Caliphate]: Strengthening the bond with Khilafat as a source of guidance and spiritual nourishment.
These key principles serve as guiding lights for Waqf-e-nau children, shaping their spiritual growth and development in accordance with the teachings of Islam and the guidance of Khilafat.
In their remarks, Missionary In-Charge sahib Maulvi Adnan Tahir , Principal Jamia Ahmadiyya Nigeria, Maulvi Hafiz Sayyed Shahid Ahmad, and Maulvi Raja Athar Sahib, urged the children to heed the advice given and strive to excel in their spiritual and worldly endeavors.
In his closing remarks, the Amir emphasized the need for Waqf-e-nau children to obey the instructions of His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad(aba), and to be responsible individuals in their respective fields.
The event was graced by the presence of esteemed guests, including representative of Sadr Majlis Ansarullah Ahmadiyya Nigeria, Dr. Taofeek Sanni, Representative of Sadr Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Nigeria, Mr. Awe Ibrahim, Sadr Lajna Imaila Nigeria, Hajia Taoqfeeqah Fagbolade sahibah.