19 Sep Student Athlete Spotlight – Toseef Chaudhry

 MKA FIT's - STUDENT ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Toseef Chaudhry Sehat-e-Jismani’s next Student-Athlete Spotlight is Toseef Chaudhry. A thriving football star and student from Laurel, MD, Toseef began as a novice player and trained ferociously to eventually become a perennial starter and leader in his high school football team. According to Toseef, his demeanor and play-style on the field was influenced by his connection with the Jama’at: “The Qur'an discusses brotherhood and striving and vying with one another in good works. These teachings have inspired me and I… try to inculcate them into my sports activities.” By implementing these teachings during the game, Toseef earned the Senior Award for being the best player on and off the field while maintaining his position on the honor roll all throughout high school. Since then, our young Khadim has entered college and has joined his collegiate football team, describing this new trial as a transition from “complete stress to extreme joy.” Drawing from these experiences, Toseef...

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13 Sep Friday Sermon: Ahmadiyyat: Faith Inspiring Events

Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad at Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Hazrat Khalifatul Masih said he recently received a letter from USA in which an Ahmadi wrote how he was inspired to listen to Huzoor’s address at Jalsa Salana UK about people coming into the fold of Ahmadiyyat. Huzoor had explained in the address how people were entering Ahmadiyyat Islam through Tabligh efforts and also by directly drawn to Ahmadiyyat by God through dreams etc. and how faith was being strengthened and the truthfulness of Ahmadiyyat was being instilled in hearts. This inspired the letter-writer to wish for someone to come into Ahmadiyyat through him so that he could personally witness Divine signs. A short while later he received a telephone call from a lady who said that she had seen his number on our web site. She said she was interested in Islam and wished to meet. On being invited she travelled a long distance and came...

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12 Aug MKA Nasir T20 Cricket Tournament 2014

MKA Nasir T20 Cricket Tournament 2014 Sep 27 – Sep 28 WCC Turf Park, Laurel, Maryland   Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya USA is reviving the Nasir Cricket tournament with the first annual hardball T20 Cricket tournament this year inshAllah. The tournament will inshAllah be held in Laurel, Maryland on Sep 27-28.  The facility reserved for this tournament has 2 grounds with a rare natural turf pitches. To put this in perspective the natural turf pitches in US can be counted on the fingers of your two hands. 6 teams from across the USA will inshAllah take part in this tournament. Each team has been assigned a coordinator to assist qaideen with the team selection process. Here are the names and contact info of the team coordinators for each team Team Coordinator Phone Email Headquarter Ahmad Bhatti 301-642-2969 ahmadfsd@hotmail.com SouthEast Asif Mehmood 703-774-8280 true_asif@hotmail.com NorthEast Hamid Bajwa 973-652-3539 bajwahamid@yahoo.com MidWest Zohaib Khalid 860-634-9580 zohaib-zee@hotmail.com WestCoast Waqas Mirza 415-722-0536 waqas1313@aol.com Gulf Rashid Chaudhary 718-207-0011 rosszr@gmail.com Here is how the MKA regions have been mapped to the teams: Team Region Headquarter Virginia (NVA and CVA only) Headquarter SouthEast Virginia (SVA and DC only) Parallel 3630 North Carolina South East NorthEast New England Upsate NewYork Eastern Pennsylvania New York Metro New Jersey MidWest Wisconsin Ohio Valley Great...

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12 Aug STUDENT ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Kaashif Qaderi

MKA FIT - Student Athlete Spotlight: Kaashif Qaderi A true student-athlete is one who wants to excel both in the classroom and on the field or court” proclaims Saiyed Kaashif Qaderi, Sehet-e-Jismani’s Student-Athlete Spotlight. A passionate, Khadim from Lisle, IL, Kaashif was a prolific student and a hard-working athlete in high school, training competitively until he fought his way into the Junior Varsity basketball team despite the fact that his peers thought he would not make the team. Off the court, Kaashif joined the Debate Team and also became a writing tutor to help other students succeed. Interestingly, Kaashif proposes that being an athlete can help you “physically and mentally” as a student by helping create extra “positive energy” to allow you to concentrate and study. Kaashif’s most impressive attributes, however, are his resiliency, his optimism, and his gratefulness to Allah. He relates, "During track season, I believe I wore my knee down running hurdles. And as a result, just prior to my...

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08 Aug Friday Sermon: Power of Prayers for Special Help

Friday Sermon delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad at Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. ‘Or, Who answers the distressed person when he calls upon Him, and removes the evil, and makes you successors in the earth? Is there a God besides Allah? Little is it that you reflect.’ (27:63) The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) repeatedly advised his Jama’at to greatly focus on prayer because the progress of the Jama’at and release from the evil of the enemy is through prayer! He clearly explained that our only weapon to triumph over the enemy is prayer. How much significance should we then pay to prayer and how much should we focus on it; indeed, how much significance and focus do we lay on it. This can be gauged by everyone by reflecting over their own condition. Recently a relative recounted a dream of theirs to Huzoor in which Huzoor is telling them that Ramadan has passed very quickly while Huzoor intended to draw...

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07 Aug Student-Athlete Spotlight: Musa Anwar

Musa Anwar is Sehet-e-Jismani’s Student-Athlete Spotlight. Musa is a 21 year-old Khadim from Silver Spring, MD, and has proven himself to be a talented baller on the court. After being cut  from the basketball team his first two years, he ultimately earned his spot on the Varsity Team during his senior year in high school. Musa explains that being a part of Majlis Khuddamul-Ahmadiyya “was always a huge drive and factor in [his] pursuit of elevating [his] game”  because he would always look forward to competing in MIST, the Masroor International Sports Tournament, when he was young. As a  result, these experiences helped him understand the importance of “perseverance and commitment” toward achieving one’s goals, and  eventually, he worked his way to receive the Varsity Letter in Basketball. Finally, Musa urges to his fellow Khadim and his fellow student-    athletes that, when you have a goal, “Commit to it. Don't be afraid of giving something your 100% effort even if...

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07 Aug Pearls of Wisdom

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: No one of you should wish for death because of any misfortune that befalls him.  Should anyone be so afflicted, he should say: Allah, keep me alive so long as life is the better for me, and cause me to die when death is the better for me (Bokhari and Muslim) The Holy Prophet (saws) said: High reward is for high endeavor; and when Allah, the Exalted, loves a people, he puts them to trial.  Then for him who accepts the affliction cheerfully, is His pleasure, and for him who evades or shirks it, is His wrath (Tirmidhi)...

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02 Aug Pearls of Wisdom

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : A woman came to the Holy Prophet (Saws) and said: Messenger of Allah, I suffer from epilepsy and when I have a fit, my body is exposed.  Please pray to Allah for me.  He said: If you choose to be steadfast under this affliction, you will gain Paradise, but if you so wish I shall pray that Allah may heal you.  She said: I shall be steadfast, but please pray that my body may not be exposed.  He prayed accordingly.  (Bokhari and Muslim) The Holy Prophet (saws) said:  Whatever trouble, illness, anxiety, grief, hurt, or sorrow afflicts a Muslim, even the pricking of a thorn, but Allah removes instead some of his defaults. (Bokhari and Muslim)...

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01 Aug A First Ramadhan

I’d imagine that every child began his or her relationship with Ramadan the same way I did. With much excitement followed by intense bewilderment, then “nose to the grindstone” determination followed by ultimate euphoria. Get ready kids! This is your first day of Ramadan! I imagine many of us would remember as we approached our first fast. We had seen our parents and jamaat members fast and talk about the spiritual benefits of fasting. We’d been excited to eventually be a part of it. We’d look forward to that day when we are no longer simply children but are practicing Muslims making real significant sacrifices for our faith. The day comes when you’re finally of age and you’d hardly slept the night before due to the anticipation. You’d be excited to awake in the early morning hours. To shuffle around, quietly getting your pre fast meal together and talking in hushed tones with your family so not to wake the younger siblings. There would be...

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