There is little doubt that every Ahmadi in the USA would have loved to have the opportunity to meet with Hazur personally in Mulaqat during the tour. However due to time constraints some people were unable to meet him and certainly the disappointment they felt was natural. Nevertheless, all such people who I met never displayed any anger or resentment.
One such person, Naveed Malik described to me how he felt after learning that he would not have the opportunity to meet Hazur personally and how he reacted. He said:
“Weeks after receiving approval, and the day prior to Mulaqat, I received a call from Markaz saying that since I had met Hazur‐e‐Anwar (aba) last year, I would not have Mulaqat tomorrow. Undoubtedly my wife and I were disappointed, but we quickly concluded that the true blessing was the many opportunities we availed to pray behind Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih (aba). We were in Hazur’s (aba) sublime presence for nearly two weeks, and this strengthened our weak hearts. It gave us focus. It inspired us.
My entire family has been regularly offering their five daily prayers separately since Hazur’s admonition, my wife has accelerated her study and hifz of the Holy Quran, my sister has begun wearing hijab, and Ahmadis in and near Zion have reawakened to their Tabligh duties. Alhamdulillah. Hazur’s visit has changed our lives, and it is as if Hazur‐e‐Anwar (aba) continues to bless us with his presence in America.”