For the first time ever, Majlis Ansar Sultanul Qalam Australia had its first Annual Conference at Jalsa Salana Australia 2016 at Hassan Musa Library, Masjid Baitul Huda from 8:30am to 9:30am.
Respected Sadr (President) of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya (Ahmadiyya Muslims Youth) Australia, Waqas Ahmad Sahib chaired the meeting where total of 10 members participated. Sadr Sahib highlighted the purpose of this important group by making reference to the revelation of Promised Messiah (as):
“Allah has named me Sultan-ul-Qalam, the ‘King of the Pen’, and has called my pen Zulfiqar-e-Ali or the ‘Sword of Ali”
Sadr Sahib explained that the Arabic word ‘Ansar’ used in ‘Majlis Ansar Sultanul Qalam’ means ‘The Helpers’. Therefore we are helpers of Promised Messiah (as) who came to reform Islam by highlighting the true teachings of Islam in the pure and pristine form.
Our beloved Huzur-e-Anwar (may God be his helper) has stated at Ijtema of 2011 Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Germany that every member of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya should become active member of Majlis Ansar Sultanul Qalam.
Achievements of last year were shared with members and goals for the following year were discussed. The main focus area discussed at this first meeting was ‘how to increase regular writers’ within MASQ group?. It was decided that more professional training is to be organised in each region and competition is to be generated within each region to award top writers (locally and nationally). Likewise, four Australian regional coordinators have been approved by Respected Sadr Sahib to better manage local needs and recruit new writers.
New South Wales – Ataul Awal Nasir Ahmad Sahib
Queensland – Zain-al-Abideen Sahib
Victoria – Ata Ul Hadi Sahib
South Australia – Khizar Rana Sahib
AlhamdoliAllah for the first time new website page specifically for MASQ built within Khuddam website was introduced to members, which contains advanced features similar to any other news website have been added. This will enable members to upload their writing and share the link to public instantly. Moreover, any non-Muslim will be able to select and read all past writings by any writer of their choice.
AlhamdoliAllah MASQ Australia has started our own Twitter account for the first time. This will enable us to distribute link of our writings with newspapers, reporters, and journalists instantly. Furthermore, we’ll also be able to observe trending hashtags (#) in Twitter and share links of our writings with answers to allegations on Islam.
Short Twitter training was provided to members on near features introduced by Twitter to build a personal relationship with local news reporters and journalists.
Members were also encouraged to start their personal blog page to build a collection of their writings and a personal place where response to any allegation can be published instantly and link shared whenever required.
The meeting was concluded with salient prayer by Respected Sadr Sahib.