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South Asian Earthquake

South Asian Earthquake 



For the victims of the catastrophic South Asian earthquake 

 
Al-Masroor Tournament - Sydney
 
Masroor Cup - Brisbane
 
Funds raised in Melbourne
 

 

Sports For A Cause


Al-Masroor Tournament - Sydney

By the Grace of Allah, a sports tournament (Masroor Tournament) was held at Masjid Bait-Ul-Huda on Sunday the 6th of November 2005. This tournament was organised in order to raise funds for the victims of the South Asian Earthquake, which devastated many parts of northern Pakistan on the 8th of October 2005.

Sports included in this tournament were soccer (7-a-side), cricket, volleyball and table tennis. 4 teams participated in the team sports, which were the 3 Majalis (Units) in Sydney;Al-SadaqatAl-NasirAl-Noor and 4th team of young Ansar. The participation of the young Ansar in this tournament was quite significant as this was the first time they competed against the Khuddam in all these sports and they turned out to be pretty competitive as well.

There was a minimum $5 donation set for each participant and the healthy turnout for each of the sports by each team was quite heartening. Some members generously donated more than this amount as well. During this whole day of sports, there was a BBQ running continuously and drinks were also being served. The food and refreshments were being sold to raise more funds. Due to shortage of time, some of the final games of the sports could not be played, so these were conducted the following week on the 13th of November 2005. During this day, atfaal played their own sports and the young kids were also encouraged to give whatever money they could for this noble cause. This was a joint humanitarian effort that attracted participation in large numbers from all including Atfal, Khuddam and Ansar. 

The participation of the young Ansar in this tournament was quite significant as this was the first time they competed against the Khuddam in all these sports and they turned out to be pretty competitive as well.


The winners of the various sports for Khuddam were as follows:

Cricket 
Winner: Al-Noor
Runner-up: Al-Nasir

Soccer 
Winner: Al-Nasir
Runner-up: Al-Noor

Volley Ball 
Winner: Al-Noor
Runner-up: Ansar

Table Tennis
Winner: Shadman Razi
Runner-up: Afzal Shah

At the end of both days of intense and closely fought competitions, which was all contested in good spirit, an amount of $4,000 was raised (exact figures will be issued later) for the victims of the catastrophic Pakistan earthquake.

A joint presentation for humanity by: Ahmadiyya Australia website team & Khaddamul Ahmadiyya, Australia




Masroor Cup - Brisbane



By the Grace of Allah, Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Queensland also successfully organized a cricket match named "Masroor cup" for raising funds for the earthquake victims, on Sunday the13th November 2005. This match was played in Runcorn Cricket ground between two Halqas (units) ie Al-Noor and Fazl-e-Umar. The total attendance was 47 that included 26 Khuddam, 14 Atfaal, 4 Ansar and 3 Non-Ahmadi guests.


The match started at 11am with Dua (silent prayers) led by worthy Missionary QLD and a short speech in which he described the purpose of this tournament and urged participants to donate generously for this cause. 


The game continued for about 4 hours till 3pm. Halqa Fazl-e-Umar batted first and scored 188 runs in 15 overs. This good total was achieved mainly due to a healthy opening knock by Qaid Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya QLD, Ehsan-ul-Haque Alvi combined with a bit of poor bowling and fielding by the Halqa Al-Noor players. In response Halqa Al Noor started well but their chase was restricted to 140 runs in the stipulated overs. This was courtesy of some fine bowling by the Halqa Fazl-e-Umar bowlers and some impatient batting by Halqa Al Noor. Rain threatened to play spoil sport on the day but thankfully the rain clouds passed over after a small shower.


The overall environment was very friendly with everyone putting their best efforts in the game and applauding every good stroke by the batsmen as well as good bowling by bowlers. The few Ansar present at the game generally preferred to be part of the audience but Mahmood Ahmed Siddiqui did stand up to join the ranks of Halqa Fazl-e-Umar. Atfal were a little indifferent towards the match and were busy playing their own cricket game in the neighbouring ground. It was quite hot when the match started but it soon got cloudy and towards the end there was a shower for about 10 minutes that made the weather quite pleasant.


Brother Mohammad Aarif efficiently not only prepared most of the food but also served at the food stall throughout the day. The food stall offered various foods for sale, including chicken biryani, fruit chaat (salad), zarda (sweet rice) and cold drinks. Everyone supported the food stall very enthusiastically and almost all the food was gone by the end of the match. The food stall initiative raised an amount of $265. 

This match was the first of its kind in Queensland and was a huge success by the Grace of Allah. Everyone realized the purpose behind this match and donated generously towards this noble cause. A sum of $2140 was raised through this event for the earthquake victims in Pakistan. At the end, a trophy was also awarded to the captain of the winning team (Halqa Fazl-e-Umar), Qudratullah Farooq. The man of the match award went to Ehsan-ul-Haque Alvi for his match winning batting and tidy bowling. The event was concluded with dua (silent prayers) at 3:15pm.
This match was the first of its kind in Queensland and was a huge success by the Grace of Allah. Everyone realized the purpose behind this match and donated generously towards this noble cause. A sum of $2140 was raised through this event for the earthquake victims.



This match was the first of its kind in Queensland and was a huge success by the Grace of Allah. Everyone realized the purpose behind this match and donated generously towards this noble cause. A sum of $2140 was raised through this event for the earthquake victims in Pakistan. At the end, a trophy was also awarded to the captain of the winning team (Halqa Fazl-e-Umar), Qudratullah Farooq. The man of the match award went to Ehsan-ul-Haque Alvi for his match winning batting and tidy bowling. The event was concluded with dua (silent prayers) at 3:15pm.


Significant Features of the Masroor Cup

Teams Played: Halqa Al-Noor v/s Halqa Fazl-e-Umar
Total Attendance: 47
Food Stall: Chicken biryani, fruit chaat (salad), zarda (sweet rice), soft drinks
Score: Halqa Fazl-e-Umar - 188 for 7 in 15 overs, Halqa Al-Noor - 140 for 8 in 15 overs
Result: Halqa Fazl-e-Umar won by 48 runs
Man of the match: Ehsan ul Haque Alvi

Total Funds Raised: $ 2140

A joint presentation for humanity by: Ahmadiyya Australia website team & Khaddamul Ahmadiyya, QLD




Funds raised in Melbourne

On Friday the 4th of November, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Australia (Victoria branch) celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr as well as raised some funds for the victims of the Pakistan Earthquake. After the Eid prayers and sermon, food was sold to everyone there. Many Khuddam had worked hard for a large part of Thursday night and a significant portion of Friday morning in the preparation of food. By the Grace of Almighty God, $370 was raised to aid the victims of this natural disaster in Pakistan.

Reported by: Ali Majoka 
(Vice Secy. Isha'at) Victoria.