Arshad Mehmood Khan, Scotland Correspondent
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Dundee hosted an interfaith event titled “Islamic perspective on the cost of living crisis”, on 14 January 2023, at the Bait-ul-Mahmood Mosque, which brought together members of the community, police, politicians and faith leaders to share a meal and discuss the current economic challenges facing many families.
The event began with the recitation from the Holy Quran with its English translation, followed by short speeches by the representatives from Dundee Police and the Parish Church of Scotland, who addressed the audience briefly and thanked the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for providing this opportunity to discuss this important and current issue that is affecting lives.
A speech was delivered by Humayun Jahangir Khan Sahib, the missionary for Glasgow, in which he discussed the Islamic teachings on the fair distribution of wealth and the importance of helping those in need. He also highlighted how the community can come together and support each other during difficult economic times.
The attendees were given the opportunity to ask questions and participated in an open discussion on how they, as a community, can come together to help those who are struggling financially. Many attendees expressed appreciation for the opportunity to discuss the issue and better understand the Islamic perspective on the cost of living crisis.
A vote of thanks was delivered by Daud Ahmad Quraishi Sahib, the missionary for Dundee and Edinburgh in which he thanked guests and offered them new year’s greetings. The event concluded with a silent prayer, and was attended by 32 external guests.