Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Guadeloupe held a Quran exhibition from 17 to 19 May 2019 in Pointe a Pitre.
Guadeloupe is a small Caribbean island in Central America and a province of France. The Jamaat was established in Guadeloupe in 2016 and Luqman Ahmad Bajwa Sahib is the first missionary in Guadeloupe. Jamaat Guadeloupe consists of 5 members.
In preparation for the exhibition, Patrice Mayeko, a local Ahmadi, and Luqman Ahmad Bajwa Sahib, missionary in-charge, handed out 500 invitations to the people of Guadeloupe.
Guadeloupe’s national news outlet published a report with a picture of our previous exhibition of 2017.
In the exhibition, we had the Holy Quran in over 30 different languages on display for the locals to visit and ask questions on various matters relating to Islam.
The exhibition was visited by over 55 people, which, for a small island such as Guadeloupe, is quite a significant amount. This event was visited by a priest from the protestant church. Many people who visited the exhibition, at first, came with a different image of Islam. However, after the exhibition, many of their misunderstandings about Islam were cleared.
This event was visited by a priest from the protestant church. Many people who visited the exhibition, at first, came with a different image of Islam. However, after the exhibition, many of their misunderstandings about Islam were cleared.
During the exhibition guests were given the opportunity of leaving feedback behind.
A protestant priest wrote: “Thank you for this exhibition, which allows us to find the truth.”
A non-ahmadi Muslim woman wrote: “Excellent initiative to allow Guadeloupian people to discover the true Islam”
A theologian researcher wrote: “It was a great pleasure to have this rich and pacific exchange. Hope to exchange views soon again.”
Madame Corinne wrote: “A very good initiative to clarify and make known a religion; very good explanations by the imam.”