Arshad Mehmood Khan, Secretary Ishaat Glasgow
On 2 March 2022, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Scotland welcomed Rt Hon Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and Rev Dr George Whyte, Principal Clerk of the General Assembly, at its regional headquarters in Baitur Rahman Mosque.
This meeting was an ongoing effort of the moderator, Lord Wallace of working with other faith groups across Scotland in building a cohesive interfaith community. The Moderator of the Church of Scotland is also a member of the British House of Lords and has served as the Deputy First Minister of Scotland between 1999-2005.
The distinguished guests were received by the regional president, Muhammad Ahsan Ahmad Sahib.
After a tour of the mosque, we presented an introduction to the charitable work undertaken by the Jamaat and the efforts of Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih Vaa, in establishing world peace.
The Holy Quran with English translation was also presented to Lord Wallace, the Moderator of the Church of Scotland.
This visit followed an earlier visit by a delegation of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Scotland to Lord Wallace’s official residence last November.
Following this visit, Lord Wallace tweeted:
“Many thanks for the warmth of your welcome and your hospitality. I valued the opportunity to learn more about Ahmaddiyyan beliefs and not least the abiding concern to pursue peace.”