On Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th of February Majlis Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya Islamabad Region held its first regional atfal sleepover in Noor mosque Crawley. Alhamdulillah 30 atfal attended and greatly enjoyed the event: participating in tarbiyyat sessions, interactive activities and competitions. A brief overview of the event is as follows:
The event started with the Isha prayers and a small introductory session, followed by dinner. All atfal then watched Huzoor’s Friday Sermon for that day and wrote letters to huzoor. These letters were hand delivered the following day. Atfal then spent some time playing different sports before bedtime around 10:30.
The second day started with Tahajjud prayers followed by Fajar and a short Dars. Atfal played indoor football, badminton and other games until breakfast. The first session of the day was with the regional nazim atfal covering the topics of Existence of God, introduction to Waqfe-Jadid and the incident of ‘Ashab-e-Fil’ from the Holy Quran. Atfal also had some team building interactive activities. National Atfal Secretary Tarbiyyat, Nasir Amini sb, led an open discussion session with all atfal. Atfal also did a waqar-e-amal of the mosque.
After Zuhur prayers, lunch was served and it was followed by a team quiz competition that all atfal participated in. The event concluded with a parents evening session chaired by National Naib Mohtamim Atfal, Jamal Akbar sb. Based on the feedback, alhamdolillah all atfal enjoyed the event and provided suggestions for future events as well.
Our aim has always been to inculcate the love of Jama’at in Atfal from a very young age and to educate them about the moral, social and physical aspects of life from the Islamic perspective. Inshallah we will see more atfal attending these programmes in the future. Amen