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Ahmadis end training for children and youth

Sep 7, 2010, 12:23 PM

Nasiratul Ahmadiyya (Ahmadi girls 7 to 15 years old) and Majlis Atfalul Ahmadiyya (Ahmadi boys 7 to 15 years) held their training classes at the Baitus Salaam Mosque in Tallinding in July and August 2010 respectively. The Amir of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at in the Gambia, Baba F Trawally, encouraged the participants to perform the salat (prayers) regularly.

He told them that at age seven they should train to perform salat, and at 10 they should be punished for not praying.

"Let not sporting activities make you forget the performance of salat. Punctuality in salat is a sign of a true believer. It protects you from satan and makes you attain excellence in whatever you do in your worldly endeavors. If you want to be excellent in your academic endeavors, you must be regular with your salat. Salat is the key to success in this world and the hereafter."

Addressing the boys' training class, the Amir said, "remember that truthfulness is at the root of every virtue. Nothing should make you leave the truth and tell a lie. The Holy Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (saw) has warned against telling lies because it leads to disbelief which leads to Hell. Truthfulness lead to good and good leads to Paradise. Lying is a form of associating partners with Allah Almighty. Lying can never protect anyone from any evil. Put your trust in Allah Almighty and tell the truth. He will bestow His blessings and protection on you. The Holy Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (saw) was so truthful that even in his young age he was given the title Al Ameen by the people of Mecca. Allah Almighty revealed to Hadrat Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi (as) that he would be blessed so much so that kings shall seek blessings from his garments by virtue of his truthfulness."