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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25 Jul Pearls of Wisdom – Month of Ramadan

Following Hadith taken from "Gardens of the Righteous" : The Holy Prophet (saws) said: Wondrous is the case of a believer; there is good for him in everything, and it is so for him alone.  If he experiences something agreeable, he is grateful to God and that is good for him; and if he experiences adversity, he is steadfast and that is good for him. (Muslim)   The Holy Prophet (saws) passed by a woman who was crying over a grave.  He said to her: Be mindful of thy duty to Allah and be steadfast.  She retorted: Leave me alone; you have not been afflicted as I have been.  She had not known who he was.  Someone told her: That was the Holy Prophet (saws)  She proceeded to the door of the Holy Prophet (saws) and not finding any doorman went in and said to him: I had not recognized you.  He said: Steadfastness means to be resigned at the time of the...

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25 Jul M​K​A F​I​T – P​e​d​o​m​e​t​e​r C​h​a​l​l​e​n​g​e

[caption id="attachment_16317" align="aligncenter" width="250"] MKA FIT - PEDOMETER CHALLENGE[/caption] What: In an effort to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle, Sehatejismani Department has created an event called MKA FIT Pedometer Challenge. This free pedometer challenge is designed to encourage Khadims to get up and get moving in a fun, supportive manner. Participants will have an opportunity to earn FREE MKA FIT Apparel and are encouraged to jog/run/walk as many steps as they can each day. Prizes are awarded upon milestones reached, rather than being based on the most steps taken to encourage people of all fitness levels. When: Rolling registrationWho: Any Khadim How: Purchase a Fitbit Pedometer - www.walmart.com Be added to MKA's National Fit Bit Group by emailing a request to usman.jamil@mkausa.org   Walk/Run/Jog with your pedometer to increase your overall mileage count. NOTE: Khuddam may choose to use any type of pedometer. (Nike Fuel Band, Cell Phone, etc..)  Prize Distribution:  Simply visit our MKA FIT Bazaar at any of the following National MKA Events:  Ijtema,...

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22 Jul Student – Athlete Spotlight: Humayun Ahmed

Humayun Ahmed is Sehet-e-Jismani’s first Student-Athlete Spotlight A dedicated, 21 year-old Khadim from Austin, TX, Humayun enjoys playing soccer recreation-ally and competitively, having earned his way into the Varsity soccer team when he was in high school. As both a successful student and devoted athlete, Humayun urges Khuddam to be determined toward their goals: “Work hard in what you are good at, even if you lose games it’s the effort that really counts.” Following his own advice, he began playing soccer in 8th grade and remained dedicated to the sport until high school, where he was awarded the Varsity Letter Award as a sophomore and junior. Humayun promises to continue playing this sport with friends for the rest of his life and encourages his fellow aspiring student-athletes to “go out there and play your heart out.”  ...

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