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Amoor-e-Talaba

Student Affairs

Amoor-e-Talaba

Faith, Scholarship, Service

Muhammad Kaire

Muhammad Kaire

Muhtamim Omoor-e-Talaba and Additional Mu’tamad 1
Amoor-e-Talaba

Umur-e-Talabah (Student Affairs) promotes academic excellence among Khuddam across Uganda, and provides support in all areas of student life (academic advising, applications, scholarships, social guidance, etc.). The Department has several exciting goals, including the launch of students Associations and supporting Ahmadiyya Muslim Student Associations (“AMSA”) on campus. If you’re a student have any kind of question or need, contact your local nazim Umur-e-Talabah today!

Amoor-e-Talaba Objectives

The purpose of the Amoor-e-Tuluba (student affairs) department is to raise the religious, moral and educational standard of Ahmadi students, especially those in colleges and universities. The department ought to safeguard the students from the present materialistic atmosphere and to direct them to adhere to Islamic spirit and customs.

Amoor-e-Tuluba (commonly known as the “Student Affairs”) Department, plays a key role in the development and success of all students in Uganda, wherever they may be and whatever they may be studying. The department aims to provide up-to-date information and resources to our students, helping them reach their potential.  Atfal and Khuddam have varying interests and specialties and we work to help our students maintain that all important edge when it comes to studying for exams, writing applications, interviews, personal statements, and research.

 

By way of our AMSA’s (Ahmadiyya Muslim Student’s Association’s) we support university students, as university life and studies can be a daunting experience to say the least. We like to provide the latest updates in news and guidance through “The Student Pages”, a newsletter created solely for the benefit of all students.

The foundation of our success as a department rest upon knowing who our students are. Therefore, we request all students to get in touch with us through their Qaid / Local Nazim for Student Affairs and provide details of your current course. By registering with us you will also benefit from regular updates in the field of education and you will be invited to events such as careers fairs, forums, seminars and most important of all you could be invited to our Mulaqa’ats with Hazrat Ameerul Momineen [aba] truly blessed occasion where you can partake of direct guidance from our beloved Imam.

For more information or to seek specific guidance in your education please contact us through our email address: amooretuluba@khuddam.ug 

THE DEPARTMENT

The Umur-e-Talaba (Students Affairs) Department is in-charge of student affairs and ensures that members of the MKA Uganda who are students actively participate in all Khuddam and Jama`at activities and programs.

TASKS

  • Ensure that no Khadim or Tifl is deprived of education
  • Look after the affairs of students and provide help and assistance in whatever way required
  • Help students in career planning and assist them in their admissions to various institutions
  • Emphasize the importance of religious education among the students and involve them in Tabligh (Preaching) activities
  • Recognize the achievements of outstanding students
  • Form research groups to focus on various subject matters
The objective of this department is to raise the standard of Ahmadi students (especially of colleges and Universities) from religious, moral and intellectual point of view and to safe guard the students from the existing materialistic atmosphere of tribulations and to make them adhere to the Islamic customs and make their relationship strong with Jamaat so much so that they become faithful servant and active member of dignified Jamaat, which is founded by Hadhrat Masih Maud AS. Their entity should be beneficial and useful. Therefore
  1. The Ahmadi students shall be made to understand that the future of their country nation and Jamaat is very much related to them. Where it is their duty to seek worldly knowledge there it is their duty to be well decorated with the ornament of spiritual knowledge so that their heart and mind shall be well protected from the bad influence of materialistic inclinations of the present age. Therefore, a special care is to be taken to read the religious books, conduct preaching sessions and to watch MTA International. A good opportunity is to be provided to the company of noble persons of Jamaat.
  2. Examine as to how much, the Ahmadi students of college and university are connected with Jamaat. In any case make them to feel as part of Jamaat and enlighten them with the system and tradition of Jamaat.
  3. In large Majlis where the strength of Ahmadi students is more and where there is a good number of colleges and universities, there we have to form “Ahmadiyya students Association”, Organize spiritual convention, seminars and other programs. In such programmes non-Ahmadi people can also be invited, by this Ahmadi students will be trained spiritually as well as they will develop their relation with others and thus Jamaat will be introduced.
  4. In view of the blessed scheme of Syedna Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih V (atba), no one should discontinue his education before intermediate (+2). Every Majlis shall hold sessions to emphasize on the importance and benefits of seeking education. Parents also should be invited and insisted to secure higher education to their children. Pay visits occasionally to institutions to know about the children’s attendance and their position. It is the duty of Qaideen and Nazimeen of student affairs to check every Khadim. Inform about the efforts taken to national office.
  5. Organize a seminar on subjects like the necessity and importance of education, introduction to various departments of education. We can have the benefits from education at such seminar held at state/region/district level.
  6. Every Majlis should compile the list with particulars like how many Khuddam and Atfal are there in the Majlis. How many Khuddam and Atfal have completed O’ Level/A’ Level? How many Khuddam are learning technical courses after Secondary? Which technical courses you have joined? How many Khuddam are continuing their education after Secondary/College, Name of the student, fathers name, age, class, group, position in previous class. Mental skill. In which line he is interested. How about the financial position. To what extent he possesses religious knowledge, how much he is connected with Jamaat. Are you serving Jamaat, holding any post? Prepare list as per the details mentioned above and send a copy of this to regional/local Qaid.
  7. What are the reasons behind discontinuing the education and technical after metric? Poverty or any another reason. A list of such Khuddam should be sent to national office and a copy of it should be sent to Regional/local Qaid.
  8. Draw the attention of such Khuddam who have discontinued, to continue through open universities and other educational institutions. Further guide them to join some technician courses.
  9. Set up a book bank in every Majlis and urge all Khuddam to deposit their books in this bank. After getting through their examinations, so that these books can be made available free of cost or at less price to poor and helpless students.
  10. If possible, organize free coaching classes before examination. Well educated Khuddam can be requested to provide free coaching to poor students so that they can do better in the examination. Likewise Majalis shall arrange for lectures on various topics by scholars and educationalists. By this Khuddam can gain general knowledge in addition to their regular academic knowledge.
  11. After examinations are over, guidance shall be provided to students of X class and A’ Level standard regarding the selection of career. For this purpose Majlis should appoint a career counselor. We can avail the help from some expert career counselor also. We shall guide students suitably regarding admissions in various educational institutions and in this connection we shall have regular contacts with National Taleem Secretary, Uganda.
  12. Under “career planning” scheme of this department information is to be provided about the various courses and institution and guide students by way of publishing articles in our Newsletter.
  13. It is the duty of Qaideen to see that every Ahmadi student right from Kinder Garden to Phd writes letter to Huzoor seeking prayers. Also intimate Huzoor about the result of his annual examination.

Important advice for students

The current pandemic has created an unprecedented situation for students. Whilst every effort is being made to ensure the education system is disrupted as little as possible, it is becoming increasing likely that the economic prospects for those studying right now will not be the same as previous generations. Furthermore, many experts have pointed out that some students will be disproportionately impacted more than others.

To counter this, we have prepared a few really important topics for you:

  • Focus on Islamic Values – nothing can be more powerful than adopting Islamic values to maximise your gain when it comes to studies. Beloved Huzoor Aqdas (aba) outlined the approach in his landmark address at the International AMRA Conference 2019 that is considered essential reading for any student. You can read the full transcript here or watch the address here. And of course we are fortunate to receive weekly guidance from Huzoor’s (aba) Friday sermon and from the MTA programme “This week from Huzoor”.
  • Embrace online learning – it is very easy to fall into the trap and think that learning and assessment is on pause.
  • Routine – as human beings we are creatures of habits, so having good regular routines is really important. Anchor your days around good Salat practices, and make sure you go to sleep and wake up at the same time, even on weekends.
  • Physical Spaces – with the current pandemics, our homes have had to accommodate being our workplaces, place of education, or household place of worship, our gyms, our recreational spaces. With all these demands it is really easy to let your educational spaces to become cluttered and not conducive to learning. Wherever you find the time and space for your learning, whether it’s a dining/kitchen table or your bedroom, make sure you take a few minutes to prepare the space for learning, and remember to put your things away when you are done.
  • Mental and physical health – we know from the writings of the Promised Messiah (as) that our physical, mental and indeed spiritual states are all closely related. So make sure you look after your mental health by staying in touch with your family and friends as much as possible, and of course take advantage of all the activities that MKA has organised for you. Similarly it is really important to try and eat healthy and stay active in this lockdown, whether that’s finding a favourite YouTube workout to follow or joining your regional or AMSA Strava club.

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