Tasleem Sooltangos, Secretary Ishaat, Lajna Imaillah Mauritius
On 24 September 2023, Lajna Imaillah Mauritius held its second peace symposium at the Municipal Hall of Rose Hill. The theme was “Recognising God: The Key to Unlocking Peace.” 65 non-Ahmadi female guests attended the event, including parliamentarians, faith and civic leaders, and representatives from non-governmental charities and faith communities.
Guests were first invited to tour an exhibition titled “In Quest of God,” which was inaugurated by Amir and Missionary-in-Charge Mauritius.
Sadr Lajna Imaillah Mauritius, Nushreen Jamal Ahmad Sahiba, delivered a welcoming address and presented a brief introduction of the Promised Messiahas and various peace efforts carried out by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa.
Among the speakers were the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, the Minister of Trade and Consumer Protection, the Minister of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity, the Deputy Chief Government Whip, the Representative of the Marathi Speaking Union, the Lector from the Parish of Notre Dame de Fatima, and a delegate from the Bahá’í Assembly.
Habeeba Jeeawoody Sahiba represented Lajna Imaillah Mauritius and made several references to the Holy Quran, which enjoins us to acknowledge our Creator in order to achieve peace.
The feedback received at our peace symposium was highly encouraging and positive; one guest in attendance said:
“I am really impressed by the organisation of the symposium; from the exhibition, the welcoming, the guest speakers, to the refreshments, everything has been well organised with lots of love.”
Another guest said:
“Thank you for sharing the beautiful teachings of the Founder of Ahmadiyya.”
Yet another guest said that she was glad that Lajna Imaillah is bringing women of all faiths to discuss peace, which is dear to everyone’s hearts, and she looks forward to attending more events.