Story by Ponipuo Abdul Salam, Add. Isha’at, Western Region
The Western Regional chapter of the Majlis Khuddam-u- Ahmadiyya Ghana, has organized a regional seminar on chanda on 18th June, 2017 at Tarkwa Central Mosque.
The program sought to educate and orient members of the Majlis on the ‘Types of Chanda, Its Importance And Its Proper Way Of Computation’.
The program which preceded the 8th Regional Aamila meeting witnessed the presence of 40 Khuddam including 18 Regional Aamila and four National Aamila. The National Aamila were Mr. Sarpong Mohammed (Muhasib), Mr. Mohammed Buabeng (Tajneed), Mr. Irfan Hammond (Naib Mutamad) and Mr. Abdul Basit Bonsu (Naib mutamim mal). Also in attendance were, two Circuit Missionaries, Ustaz Abdul Kaleem Ibrahim (West Circuit Missionary) and Ustaz Abdul Rahman Ofei (Aowin Circuit Missionary) and two other members of the Majlis ansarullah. .
The program commenced with the introduction of members to the Office of Muhasib by Mr. Sarpong Mohammed (National Auditor). He stated that the main function of the Office of Muhasib is to ensure accountability in the financial system of the Majlis.
The main speaker for the program Mr. Abdul Basit Bonsu (Naib Mutamim Mal, MKAG) spoke on the theme for the seminar. Explaining the significance of financial sacrifice he quoted Holy Quran 3:93 (Never shall you attain to righteousness unless you spend out of that which you love; And whatever you spend, Allah surely knows it well). He also explained the correct mode of chanda payment and the various type of chanda. He encouraged members to endeavor to contribute sincerely to the various wing organizational dues. He cautions members that it’s through the blessings of Tahrik-e jadid that they all have the honor and opportunity to be part of Jama’at Ahmadiyya.
The chairman, Mr. Jibreel Baidoo in his closing remarks encouraged members to make it their responsibility to relay the message to their jamaat members. Urging members to be sincere in all their actions, he quoted Holy Quran 6:4 which states ‘And He is Allah, the God, both in the Heaven and earth. He knows your inside and your outside. And He knows what you earn’.
Ustaz Abdul Kaleem Ibrahim before leading the closing prayer for the program also encouraged members to imbibe the message and put the knowledge gained into practice.