2017 Ijtima Program

Theme: Our God

* Please note that this is a tentative program and adjustments will be made as we progress toward the Ijtima date.

FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 22

Shura Program

Time
Event
Location
9:30 AM
Majlis Shura starts
Ansar Hall
10:30 - 11:00 AM
Subcommittee formation
Ansar Hall
11:00 - 12:30 PM
Subcommittee meetings
Mosque's different halls
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Lunch for Shura delegates
Mosque's basement
1:30 PM
Friday & Asr Prayers
Mosque's Prayer hall
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Elections - Sadr and Na'ib Sadr Saff Dom
Ansar Hall
Final session of Majlis Shura (deliberations and adjourn)
Ansar Hall

Ijtima Program

Time
Event
Location
11:00 AM
Registration
Registration desk
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Lunch
Food marquee
1:30 PM
Jumu'ah & Asr Prayers
Mosque's Prayer hall
3:00 PM
Opening session
Ijtima main marquee
Presided by Sahibzadah Mirza Maghfoor Ahmad, Ameer Jama'at, USA
Recitation of the Holy Qur'an & translation
Ansar pledge
Poem & translation
Welcome remarks - Faheem Younus Qureshi, Sadr Majlis
Opening address - Sahibzadah Mirza Maghfoor Ahmad, Ameer Jama'at, USA
4:25 PM
Silent prayer
Interactive Workshops
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Experiencing God - An Answer to Atheism
Ijtima main marquee
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Word of God - The Benefits of Bringing Qur'an into Our Lives
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Finding Contentment of Heart - Zikr-e-Ilahee (Remembrance of God)
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Trust God; Join the system of Wasiyyat
6:30 PM
Tea and Wudu break
7:15 PM
Maghrib & Isha Prayers
Mosque's Prayer hall
7:45 PM
Special program
8:30 PM
Dinner and social time

SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 23

Time
Event
Location
5:30 AM
Tahajjud Prayer
Baitur Rahman & hotels
6:00 AM
Fajr Prayer & Dars
6:20 AM
Sports competitions/sleep catch-up
Baitur Rahman
8:00 AM
Breakfast
Food marquee
9:00 AM
Morning session
Ijtima main marquee
9:00 AM
Recitation of the Holy Qur'an competition
Main marquee
9:45 AM
Impromptu speech competition
Main marquee
10:30 AM
General knowledge competition
Main marquee
11:15 AM
Talqin Amal: Ansar Hotline (health, jobs, scholarships, and visit the elderly)
Ijtima main marquee
12:15 PM
Group photo
Ijtima main marquee
12:30 - 1:30 PM
Lunch (guests and new converts session in a small group setting)
Food marquee
1:30 PM
Zuhr & Asr Prayers
Mosque's Prayer hall
1:45 PM
Announcements
2:00 PM
Stories of converts
2:30 PM
Conviction in God - A Review of Braheen-e-Ahmadiyya
Parallel Workshops and Sports
3:15 PM
Bringing God in Our Homes Through Salat
Main marquee
3:15 PM
Trusting God by Joining the System of Wasiyyat
Main marquee
3:15 PM
Embracing God by Sacrificing Our Ego
Main marquee
3:15 PM
Inviting America to God (Tabligh)
Main marquee
3:15 PM
Sports competitions - volleyball, basketball, tug of war, 100-meter race
Mosque's grounds (beside MTA dish)
3:15 PM
Free Health Screening and Qur'an Exhibition
Basement
3:15 PM
Workshop for new members (refugees)
Main mosque area
5:00 PM
BBQ and social time
Food marquee
7:15 PM
Maghrib & Isha Prayers
Mosque's Prayer hall
7:40 PM
Announcements
7:45 PM
Repentance: The Path to Allah Is Always Open (Imam Azhar Hanif sb)
Mosque's Prayer hall
8:30 PM
Adjourn and social time

SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 24

Time
Event
Location
5:30 AM
Tahajjud Prayer
Mosque's Prayer hall
6:00 AM
Fajr Prayer & Dars
Mosque's Prayer hall
6:20 AM
Sports competitions/sleep catch-up
Mosque's ground (beside MTA dish)
8:00 AM
Breakfast
Food marquee
Concluding session
Main marquee
9:00 AM
Recitation of the Holy Qur'an & translation
9:15 AM
Poem and translation
9:30 AM
Life of the Man of God - Huzoor's representative
10:10 AM
Prize distribution
Winners sit in front rows
10:45 AM
Annual report - Faheem Younus Qureshi, Sadr Majlis
11:15 AM
Concluding address
Sahibzadah Mirza Maghfoor Ahmad, Ameer Jama'at, USA
11:45 AM
Ansar pledge - Faheem Younus Qureshi, Sadr Majlis
11:50 AM
Silent prayer and adjourn
12:00 PM
Lunch (available to go as well)
1:00 PM
Zuhr & Asr Prayers
Mosque's Prayer hall