By Ahmadi Muslimah
I returned yesterday from Lajna Ima’illah National Ijtema at Baitul Fatuh. What an eventful day! Walking in to the Mosque I am always in awe of it’s beauty, the grounds were filled with Lajna, here for one reason, for the love of Allah Almighty, Islam and to celebrate sisterhood.
It was lovely seeing Lajna I haven’t seen for a while, seeing new faces and listening to eloquent speeches by young Ahmadi Ladies was inspiring. The day consisted of speech competitions both english and urdu, nazms and breaks for prayers and food!
It was brilliant to see an event organised by women running so smoothly even in this baking heat. There were children, young women and elders on duty, all volunteered their time. I was moved by their humbleness and strength, collecting rubbish and clearing up after other Lajna was not beneath them. Standing outside in the heat for security purposes was not beneath them and walking around the hall and pouring water for those who needed to quench their thirst. These are just some examples of the duties Lajna fulfilled with grace.
Some of these duties holders were one of the first to arrive in the early hours and the last to leave in the evening. May Allah Almighty shower them with His choicest blessings.
We had burgers!! Although, for me it was the kulfis that went down a treat in this crazy weather, 30 degrees in October? We just don’t ever get that in the UK.