Both events were organized on Sunday, Nov 16th at St. Boniface Church Hall, Tooting London. The program was divided into two sessions. The first session was from 01:00pm to 04:30pm. This was open for all. The second program was schedule to start from 05:30pm till 07:30pm in which special invitees were attending. Book stalls, posters, leaflets and Holy Qur’an in different languages were few of the main attractions. Banners with Qur’anic verses and traditions of Holy Prophet’ صلى الله عليه وسلم along with our motto “Love for All Hatred for None” impressed many attendees. Altogether 139 guests attended the event. Few VIPs present were:
- Deputy Mayor of Wandsworth Council,
- Cllr. Richard Field, Councillor Sarah Mcdermott, parliamentary spokesperson,
- Dan Watkins for Tooting Constituency.
Dr. Ijaz-ur-Rehman, Naib Sadr Ansarullah UK, presided over this program. The program commenced with recitation of Holy Qur’an followed by English translation. Introductory speech was delivered by Naib Sadr Sb. Various VIP’s spoke and encouraged the hard work and dedication displayed by Jama’at-e-Ahmadiyya as a whole. Two speakers praised our beloved Ameer-ul-Momineen‘s may Allah be his helper lecture delivered in the last peace symposium.
Maulana Naseem Bajwa Sahib spoke on the importance of Eid festivals in Islam and Jihad, The program concluded by silent prayer. Guests were presented with literature and different books like “Life of Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم“, “The Philosophy of Teachings of Islam”, “World Crisis and The Pathway to Peace”. VIPs were gifted with “Holy Qur’an”. All guests went with this good impression that someone was striving for peace and tolerance in that materialistic world.