Today is 3rd of April 2020 …. It is Friday. Hazrat Khalifatul Masih (aba) is to deliver the Friday Sermon from Masjid Mubarak, Tilford, UK.
I made it a point today, that even though there were not going to be any people to offer Friday Prayer from Islamabad, I would still get ready as I normally did for other Jumma (Friday Prayer).
It was an incredible day…. The likes of which I had never seen in my life or heard of…
At about 12:15, I went to the Private Secretary’s office to make sure everything was fine, and for the liaison about daily activities and to go over the Jumma planning.
It had been decided that Hazrat Khalifatul Masih (aba) would deliver the sermon from inside the mosque and only the Muazzan – the one who calls the Azan or call to prayer – would be present, and there would be cameras.
Then at 12:20 or so, I went to check the mosque.
All the preparations had been carried out as normal – the MTA staff had checked the transmission van, laid all the cables, and installed the cameras inside the mosque.
I saw the MTA staff standing outside the mosque, next to the transmission van. All of them were ready to go, but there was something different about them. The MTA staff are truly dedicated to their task, they work hard, but normally there can be a light heartedness about them. Today, they were all quieter than usual.