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Stockton: Peace Conference, August 22, 2013

Stockton: Peace Conference, August 22, 2013

Majlis Ansarullah Hartlepool has arranged a Peace Conference with a great success. This time it has been arranged at James Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Central Library, Church Road, Stockton on Tees on 22nd August 2013. An invitation flyer was also designed to invite people in the conference which has been distributed through a leafleting campaign throughout the month by the Ansarullah of Hartlepool. Besides that, newly designed invitation cards were also sent to various organizations especially to the politicians.

Unlike previous conferences, this time a new strategy to deliver the “Message of Peace” has been adopted by the majlis. A specially prepared “Presentation” played during the conference. This presentation put a great impact on the audience and most of the questions were asked from the contents. Also the pattern of stage activities was also reformed.

Around 30 people attended the conference including 10 Guests from the political area, refugee council, and other organizations of the town, rests were from local Jama’ats.

The speaker’s panel comprises of Moulana Tahir Selby sahib, Missionary Incharge North East, Mr. Bilal Atkinson sahib, President North East, and Mr. Rashid Amini sahib, Zaeem Ansarullah, North East who like always drove 3 hours’ drive just to attend the conference with a great support and enthusiasm.

The conference has been started sharp on time at 6:30pm by Mr. Qureshi Fazal A. Imran, Naib Nazim Tabligh North East Region. First a short introduction of Jama’at has been delivered followed by the introduction of the speakers. Mr. Mustjab Khokhar, Zaeem Ansarullah Hartlepool was invited to recite some verses from the holy Qur’an so the conference could be officially commenced.

After the recitation, Moulana Tahir Selby sahib was invited to give a detailed introduction about Jama’at Ahmadiyya. Moulana sahib gave a very clear description about the True Islam, Prophet Mohammadpbuh and Promised Messiahas. He also described the difference of an Ahmadi Muslim and a normal Muslim. Audience very attentively heard the speech. 

Mr. Bilal Atkinson sahib was the next person who was invited to give a speech on the topic of “Message of Peace”. In his speech Mr. Bilal described the problem of the today’s world. He emphasized on how the world can overcome the problem by following the teaching of Prophet Mohammadpbuh and with the guidance of Promised Messiah Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmedas.

A Question and Answer sessions has been attained after Mr. Bilal’s speech. Audience was very keen to explore about Islam and Jama’at Ahmadiyya. A lady from the Refugee council gave very pleasant comments about the Jama’at members and how Jama’at is participating in building the society of UK. Surely the QA session was very interesting and took more time than expected.

Conference was ended with the concluding address of Mr. Rashid Amini sahib, where he spoke about the charity campaigns and the amount Jama’at collected for Eye Operations and Water for Life. He also give a vote of thanks to the audience to attend the conference and been very interested.

Light refreshment has been served after Amini sahib’s address. During the time visitors took a keen interest in the book stall specially placed for the occasion. Some of the visitors mingled with the organizers and gave their vote of thanks to arrange such a remarkable Peace Conference in their town which answered so many questions bubbling in their minds and also clear many confusing issues.

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