Talha Ahmad, Missionary Slovenia
The Slovenian Book Days (Slovenski dnevi knjige) is an event that takes places every year in April across the country. The Slovenian Book Days is a traditional festival in Slovenia, each year attracting many publishing houses and thousands of visitors.
The annual event is organised by the Slovenian Writers Association and manifests a nationwide feast of books by promoting Slovenian literature.
The event allowed various publishers to showcase and demonstrate their products to a wide range of visitors from all over the country. There were various book fairs, exhibitions, lectures, debates, presentations of new books and shows for children.
This year Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Slovenia took part in the book fair in Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia on 18-22 April and on 23-26 April in the country’s second largest city, Maribor.
Prior to the event, several people and news websites expressed their displeasure against the event and against the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat’s participation in the book fair. Despite the opposition, the Jamaat took part in the event and received a lot of support, including from the organisers. It led a lot of visitors anxiously to our book stall to discuss Islam. These discussions turned out to be very fruitful as a lot of visitors openly expressed their changed and positive view of Islam.
This year’s book fair served as a perfect platform for Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Slovenia to spread the true message of Islam. Eventually, the event came to an end and, with the Grace of Allah, proved yet again to be a blessed and successful event.