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Newsletter August 2009

Majlis Atfālul Ahmadīyya Canada

The Holy Qur’ān

‘O ye who believe! fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may become righteous.’ (The Holy Qur’ān: Chapter 2: Al-Baqarah; Verse: 184)

Hadīth Nabwi

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Hadrat Abu Hurairahra relates that the Holy Prophetsa said:

“He who observes the fast during the month of Ramadan out of sincerity of faith and in hope of earning merit will have his past sins forgiven.” Hadrat Abu Hurairahra relates that the Holy Prophetsa said:

“When Ramadan arrives, the gates of paradise are opened and the gates of hell are locked up and satan is put in chains.”

(Sahi Bukhari & Sahi Muslim)


Pearls of Wisdom Sayings of the Promised Messiah as

“To be moderate in eating and drinking and to bear hunger and thirst are necessary for the purification of the spirit and promote the capacity for visions. Man does not live by bread alone. To discard all thought of eternal life is to invite Divine wrath. But it should be remembered that the fast does not mean merely that a person should abstain from food and drink over a certain period. During the fast one should be occupied greatly with the remembrance of God. The Holy Prophetsa occupied himself greatly with worship during the month of Ramadan. During that month one should discard one’s preoccupation with eating and drinking and cutting asunder from these needs should address oneself wholly towards God. Unfortunate is the person who is bestowed material bread and pays no attention to spiritual bread. Material bread strengthens the body, and spiritual bread sustains the soul and sharpens the spiritual faculties. Seek the grace of God, as all doors are opened by His grace.” (Speech at the Annual Conference by The Promised Messiahas, 1906 pp. 20-21)

Guidance from Khulafa-e-Ahmadiyyat “Again, God says, the object of fasting is that men should attain Taqwa. The word Taqwa is used in the Holy Qur’an in three senses. It signifies security from pain and suffering, security from sin, and the attainment of a high spiritual level. Fasting promotes all these. At first sight it appears paradoxical to say that fasting saves a man from suffering, for fasting itself imposes a certain amount of suffering on man. But a little consideration would show that fasting teaches men lessons which secure their national welfare. The first lesson is that a rich man, who has never suffered hunger or privation and cannot realize the sufferings of his poorer brethren who have very often to go without food, begins through fasting to realize what hunger is and what the poor have to suffer. This produces in his mind active sympathy with the poor which finds vent in measures calculated to ameliorate the lot of the poor, the natural result of which is an increase in the national welfare. It is obvious that the welfare of the nation is bound up with the welfare of the individual. Another aspect of fasting is that Islam seeks to discourage in its followers sloth and laziness and a disinclination to bear hardships. It desires them to be ready and able to accept all manner of privations and inconveniences in times of need. Fasts habituate the Muslims to bear hunger and thirst and to restrain themselves in all their desires and passions, and those who faithfully carry out this command never become lazy or self-indulgent. Fasting secures one against sin, for sin is born of inclination towards material indulgence. When a man becomes accustomed to a course of conduct it is difficult for him to renounce it. But a man who is able to give up a habit or a course of conduct at will, never becomes its slave. A man who, in order to seek the pleasure of God, gives up for a whole month, all material pleasures, and learns to exercise control and restraint, can easily overcome temptations that lead to sin. Again, as a man has to wake up during the month of fasts in the latter part of the night for his breakfast, he gets extra opportunities of prayer and worship which speed him on the path of spiritual progress. When he sacrifices his ease and comfort for the sake of God, the latter strengthens his spirit and draws him towards Himself.” (Ahmadiyyat or the True Islam, pp. 81-82 by Hadrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad, Khalifatul Massih IIra)


Messages

from Majlis Atfalul Ahmadiyya Canada

Report of the 22nd Annual National Ijtima` 2009 of MAAC: By the Grace of Allah, Majlis Atfalul Ahmadiyya Canada had once again the blessed opportunity to hold its Annual National Ijtima` at Baitul Islam Mosque on August 1st and 2nd, 2009. Alhamdolillah, Atfal participated with great enthusiasm and benefitted greatly from the various programs of the Ijtima`. Last year, at the 21st Annual National Ijtima`, a total of 712 Atfal attended. Comparatively, this year at the 22nd Annual National Ijtima` 2009, a total of 758 Atfal attended from 8 regions across Canada. The following is a Regional Breakdown of the Attendance:

Region Central East Central West Central South Central North Peel South Eastern Canada Prairies British Columbia

Attendance 84 142 163 241 87 34 6 1

Total Tajnid 132 219 194 286 132 87 250 79

From the 6 Atfal from Prairies, 3 are from Saskatoon, 1 from Calgary North East, 1 from Calgary South, and 1 from Edmonton. From British Columbia Region, 1 Tifl attended from Surrey East and similarly, out of the total 34 Atfal who participated from Eastern Canada, 10 are from Montreal East, 11 from Montreal West, 12 from Ottawa and 1 from Nova Scotia. In addition, 3 atfal participated in the Ijtima` from USA. Overall, 12 different educational competitions were held. While Atfal had to qualify in their regions to participate in the competitions at the National Level, 7 educational competitions were open to all Atfal. A total of 5 team sports competitions and 2 individual sports competition were held at this year’s Ijtima`. For the Mayare Kabeer Atfal, Volleyball and Kabaddi exhibition matches were held, as well as Spoon Race Exhibition and Soccer Exhibition Match for 7-8 year Mayare Sagheer Atfal. Finally, we would like to mention that by the Grace of Allah Almighty, the total number of Majalis with 100% attendance at this Ijtima` are 15. May Allah Almighty bless the efforts of all the organizers of the Ijtema` and also enable the Atfal to benefit positively from this blessed experience. Amin! Contact Information: Secretary Isha’at: Hamad Ahmad Mobeen E-mail: hamadahmadmobeen@gmail.com Phone: 905-303-1727


Majalis Marathon Then vie with one another in good works.

(2:149)

Please note: The data analyzed for the “Majalis Marathon” section is directly taken from the submitted Monthly Reports of the Majalis. The “Top Majlis” is then selected after a detail comparison of its performance in the designated department with other Majalis in the same region.

Department of 'Umumi Region Central East Central North Central South Central West Peel South Eastern Canada British Columbia Prairies

Top Majalis

Scarborough Peace Village South Weston South Brampton Heartlake - No activity reported Ottawa Surrey East Calgary North West

Details Report on time; Held 1 Ijlas ‘Aam & 1 Ijlas ‘Amila Report on time; Held 4 Ijlas ‘Aam & 2 Ijlas ‘Amila Report on time; Held 1 Ijlas ‘Aam Report on time; Held 2 Ijlas ‘Aam & 1 Ijlas ‘Amila Report on time; Held 2 Ijlas ‘Aam Report on time; Held 1 Ijlas ‘Aam Report on time; Held 1 Ijlas ‘Amila

Department of Ta'lim Region Central East Central North Central South Central West Peel South Eastern Canada British Columbia Prairies

Top Majalis

Scarborough Peace Village West Weston North East Brampton Springdale - No classes reported - No classes reported Surrey West Calgary North West

Details Held 3 classes with Avg. Attend. of 70% Atfal Held 8 classes with Avg. Attend. of 90% Atfal Held 13 classes with Avg. Attend. of 50% Atfal Held 5 classes with Avg. Attend. of 50% Atfal

Held 3 classes with Avg. Attend. of 65% Atfal Held 2 classes with Avg. Attend. of 40% Atfal


Department of Waqar-e-'Amal Region Central East Central North Central South Central West Peel South Eastern Canada British Columbia Prairies

Top Majalis

Scarborough Peace Village South Weston North West Brampton Heartlake - No activity reported - No activity reported Surrey East Saskatoon

Held 4 activities with Avg. Attend. of 51% Atfal Held 6 activities with Avg. Attend. of 96% Atfal Held 5 activities with Avg. Attend. of 18% Atfal Held 6 activities with Avg. Attend. of 46% Atfal

Held 4 activities with Avg. Attend. of 41% Atfal Held 6 activities with Avg. Attend. of 52% Atfal

Department of Sehat-e-Jismani Region Central East Central North Central South Central West Peel South Eastern Canada British Columbia Prairies

Top Majalis

Scarborough

Details Held 5 sports activities with Avg. Attend. of 27% Atfal

Peace Village West & Vaughan East Held daily sports activities with Avg. Attend. of 95% Atfal Held daily sports activities with Avg. Attend. of 50% Atfal Weston North East

Brampton Heartlake - No sports activity reported - No sports activity reported Surrey West Calgary North East

Held 17 sports activities with Avg. Attend. of 50% Atfal

Held 19 sports activity with Avg. Attend. of 39% Atfal Held 22 sports activities with Avg. Attend. of 28% Atfal

(Hadhrat Musleh Mau’ōd ra)


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22nd Annual National Ijtima` MAAC


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22nd Annual National Ijtima` MAAC


Picture Gallery

22nd Annual National Ijtima` MAAC


Following is the listing of the Prizes awarded at the National Ijtima` 2009 of Majlis Atfalul Ahmadiyya Canada. May Allah Ta’ala bless all recipients of these awards for achieving high standards and enable them to ever excel in good works in all aspects. Amin!


Educational Competitions - Mayare Sagheer Competition

Position

Name

Majlis

Tilawat

1st

Usama Ahmad

Peace Village West

Tilawat

2nd

Talha Ahmad

Ahmadiyya Abode of Peace

Tilawat

3rd

Fateen Riaz

Weston North West

HIFZ-E-QUR'AN

1st

Saleh Ahmad

Hamilton

HIFZ-E-QUR'AN

2nd

Usama Ahmad

Toronto Central

HIFZ-E-QUR'AN

3rd

Azeem Cheema

Peace Village East

AZAN

1st

Usama Ahmad

Peace Village West

AZAN

2nd

Saleh Ahmad

Hamilton

AZAN

3rd

Abdullah Malik

Richmond Hill

NAZM

1st

Jasim Ahmad

Brampton Heartlake

NAZM

2nd

Usama Ahmad

Peace Village West

NAZM

3rd

Fateen Riaz

Weston North West

URDU SPEECH

1st

Usama Dhilon

Toronto Central

URDU SPEECH

2nd

Naseef Malik

Saskatoon

URDU SPEECH

3rd

Munaheem Labeeb

Hamilton North

ENGLISH SPEECH

1st

Abdullah Malik

Richmond Hill

ENGLISH SPEECH

2nd

Naseef Malik

Saskatoon

ENGLISH SPEECH

3rd

Sabeeh Qadeer

Ahmadiyya Abode of Peace

French Speech

1st

Tabeer Ahmad

Montreal West

French Speech

2nd

Adeeb Ahmad

Montreal East

French Speech

3rd

Waleed Ahmad

Montreal East

Namaz Simple

1st

Labeeb Ahmad

Hamilton

Namaz Simple

2nd

Tauqeer Chaudhary

Scarborough

Namaz Simple

3rd

Bilal Kahloon

Brampton Heartlake

Hadith / Khilafat Jubilee Prayers Mem.

1st

Talha Zafar

Ahmadiyya Abode of Peace

Hadith / Khilafat Jubilee Prayers Mem.

2nd

Usama Dhilon

Toronto Central

Hadith / Khilafat Jubilee Prayers Mem.

3rd

Sulman Khan

Weston Islington

Qaseedah Memorization

1st

Samad Ahmad

Peace Village South

Qaseedah Memorization

2nd

Azeem Cheema

Peace Village East

Qaseedah Memorization

3rd

Abdullah Malik

Richmond Hill

Essay Writing Competition

1st

Saad Malik

Peace Village Centre

Essay Writing Competition

2nd

Tehseen Ch

Peace Village South

Essay Writing Competition

3rd

Usama Anas

Peace Village West


Educational Competitions - Mayare Kabeer Competition

Position

Name

Majlis

Tilawat

1st

Sarmad Naveed

Vaughan East

Tilawat

2nd

Muhammad Ahmad

Markham

Tilawat

3rd

Faizan Qureshi

Peel Village

HIFZ-E-QUR'AN

1st

Omar Khan

Weston Islington

HIFZ-E-QUR'AN

2nd

Waqas Khursheed

Ottawa

HIFZ-E-QUR'AN

3rd

Saqib Mehmood

Peace Village South

AZAN

1st

Arsalaan Warraich

Brampton Springdale

AZAN

2nd

Sarmad Naveed

Vaughan East

AZAN

3rd

Omar Khan

Weston Islington

NAZM

1st

Sarmad Naveed

Vaughan East

NAZM

2nd

Arsalaan Warraich

Brampton Springdale

NAZM

3rd

Awais Nasir

Richmond Hill

URDU SPEECH

1st

Qasim Mian

Edmonton

URDU SPEECH

2nd

Wajeeh-ur-Rehman

Brampton Heartlake

URDU SPEECH

3rd

Ayaz Ahmad

Toronto East

ENGLISH SPEECH

1st

Umar Khan

Weston South

ENGLISH SPEECH

2nd

Sarmad Naveed

Vaughan East

ENGLISH SPEECH

3rd

Shakeel Mirza

Malton

French Speech

1st

Javeed Mustan Ahmad

Mississauga East

French Speech

2nd

Adil Sokia

Peace Vilage West

French Speech

3rd

Qasim Mian

Edmonton

Namaz Simple

1st

Taimoor Hameed

New York

Namaz Simple

2nd

Asam Bajwa

Peace Vilage Centre

Namaz Simple

3rd

Raheel Nasir

Peace Village South

Hadith / Khilafat Jubilee Prayers Mem.

1st

Mubariz Ahmad

Peace Village South

Hadith / Khilafat Jubilee Prayers Mem.

2nd

Burhan Ahmad

Peace Village East

Hadith / Khilafat Jubilee Prayers Mem.

3rd

Waqar Khursheed

Ottawa

Qaseedah Memorization

1st

Sarmad Naveed

Vaughan East

Qaseedah Memorization

2nd

Awais Nasir

Richmond Hill

Qaseedah Memorization

3rd

Asam Bajwa

Peace Village Centre

Essay Writing Competition

1st

Waqas Malik

Peace Village Centre

Essay Writing Competition

2nd

Hasham Mazhar Ahmad

Peace Village South

Essay Writing Competition

3rd

Sarmad Naveed

Vaughan East

National Exhibition

1st

Bilal Syed / Adil Ch

Brampton Springdale

National Exhibition

2nd

Hamza Ahmad / Jasim Ahmad

Brampton Heartlake

National Exhibition

3rd

Saad / Zeeshan

Brampton Springdale


Individual Sports Competitions - Mayare Sagheer Competition Position

Name

Majlis

100 M Race

1st

Hamza Khan

Peace Village East

100 M Race

2nd

Manzoor Ahmad

Weston South

100 M Race

3rd

Huzaifa Khan

Vaughan East

Long Jump

1st

Waheed Ahmad

Peace Village Centre

Long Jump

2nd

Junaid Ahmad

Scarborough

Long Jump

3rd

Haris Khan

Toronto East

Team Sports Competitions - Mayare Sagheer Competition Position

Majlis

Region

Soccer

1st

Peace Village East

CN

Soccer

2nd

Weston South

CS

Basketball

1st

Scarborough/Toronto East/WC

Basketball

2nd

Vaughan West

CN

Tug of War

1st

Peace Village East

CN

Tug of War

2nd

Mississauga North East

PS

CE/WC


Individual Sports Competitions - Mayare Kabeer Competition

Position

Name

Majlis

100 M Race

1st

Basam Zafar

Weston North West

100 M Race

2nd

Shahryar Ahmad

Peace Village East

100 M Race

3rd

Zeeshan Ahmad

Malton

Long Jump

1st

Shahryar Ahmad

Peace Village East

Long Jump

2nd

Muhammad Mokanye

Calgary North West

Long Jump

3rd

Basam Zafar

Weston North West

Team Sports Competitions - Mayare Kabeer Competition

Position

Majlis

Region

Soccer

1st

Brampton Peel Village

CS

Soccer

2nd

Peace Village West

CN

Basketball

1st

Malton

PS

Basketball

2nd

Markham / Scarborough / WC

CE

Hockey

1st

Peace Village South

CN

Hockey

2nd

Peace Village East

CN

Tug of War

1st

Peace Village South

CN

Tug of War

2nd

Toronto East / Weston Canada

400 M Relay Race

1st

Central North

400 M Relay Race

2nd

Central South

400 M Relay Race

3rd

Peel South

CE / WC


Special Prizes Description

Atfal who memorized at least one full part of the Holy Qur'an

Atfal who memorized whole Qaseedah Tifl who memorized 40 Ahadith

Name

Majlis

Krishan Ahmad

Weston South

Asad Qadir

Ahmadiyya Abode of Peace

Usama Anas

Peace Village West

Mubariz Nagi

Malton

Talha Zafar

Ahmadiyya Abode of Peace

Mustansar Ahmad Warraich

Peace Village South

Description

Majlis Calgary North West Weston North East Weston North West

Region Prairies Central South

Peace Village South Majalis who have collected 100% Chanda Membership and Chanda Ijtima` by second Ashra Mal held in April 2009

Peace Village West

Central North

Vaughan East Brampton Heartlake Brampton Springdale

Central West

Windsor Mississauga North Durham Majalis who collected 100% Waqaf-e-Jadid Chanda by July 31st, 2009

Peace Village West

100% Essay submission for National Essay Competition of MAAC

Peace Village West

Peace Village South Peace Village South

Peel South Central East Central North

Central North

Ahmadiyya Abode of Peace Rexdale Weston North West

Central South

Weston South Weston Islington Mississauga North Mississauga East Majalis with 100% attendance at National Ijtima`

Peel South

Barrie Peace Village West Vaughan East

Central North

Peace Village South Brampton Peel Village Brampton Heartlake

Central West

Brampton Springdale Toronto Central

Central East


Very special and distinguished Awards granted at the occasion of the National Ijtima` 2009 of Majlis Atfalul Ahmadiyya Canada Best Tifl in Educational Competitions (Mayare Sagheer)

Usama Ahmad Peace Village West

Best Tifl in Educational Competitions (Mayare Kabeer)

Sarmad Naveed Vaughan East

Best Majlis at National Ijtima` 2009

Vaughan East Best Region at National Ijtima` 2009

Central South Region


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