Eid event held in Innisfil, Canada

Syed Mukarram Nazeer, Canada Correspondent

On 20 April 2024, Jamaat-e-AhmadiyyaInnisfil, Canada, held an event in relation to Eid-ul-Fitr. The aim was to give the local residents an opportunity to take part in Eid festivities and experience various cultures and shared values with Ahmadi Muslims. The event was attended by more than 200 people, including local elected public officials. Prominent among these were the Member of the National Parliament for Barrie-Innisfil, the Ontario Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, the Mayor of Innisfil, the Deputy Mayor of Innisfil, several town councillors, and several members of the local police. Dozens of members of the local Innisfil community also attended to learn about Eid, Ramadan and Islam.

Naib Amir of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Canada, Sohail Mubarak Sharma Sahib, and various missionaries also attended the event.

A news article was written about the event in the local Innisfil Today news outlet. In online social media groups, the event promotion garnered significant attention. The event was very well-received by the community members, who were enthusiastic about attending the event with their families and taking part in the Eid festivities. Several tabligh contacts also attended the event. A book stall was set up that was visited by a large number of guests, who were interested in learning more about Islam Ahmadiyyat. An “Ask Me Anything” stall was set up in which missionaries answered questions from attendees relating to Islam, Eid, Ramadan, fasting and much more. The stall was well-received by community members. A stall about the basics of salat was held to give attendees an understanding of the concept of prayer in Islam. An information booth about Humanity First was also included. The event concluded with dinner and refreshments.

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