Syed Imtiaz Ahmed, Regional Amir Midlands
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Midlands in the UK held a virtual “Religious Founders’ Day” event on 28 February 2021.
Naib Amir Jamaat UK, Mansoor Ahmad Shah Sahib, chaired the function and Ataul Mujeeb Rashed Sahib, Missionary-in-Charge UK delivered the keynote address.
Guest speakers representing six major religions were invited to speak on their respective faiths and beliefs within the theme of unity and peace through religion.
The religions included were Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Bhuddism, Sikhism and Islam.
The event commenced with a recitation from the Holy Quran followed by its translation.
A welcome address and introduction to all the guest speakers was given by Syed Imtiaz Ahmed Sahib, Regional Amir Midlands.
This was followed by a short video introducing Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya and some of its achievements.
Each of the speakers was then called to give an address on their respective religions outlining their beliefs and particularly reconciling the theme of the event.
The guest speakers included:
Mrs Parveen Brigue, Vice president of Wolverhampton Interfaith, representing Hinduism
Rev James Treasure, the vicar of St Thomas and St Luke’s Church, representing Christianity
Ms Eve Sacker, Interfaith representative at Nottingham Liberal Synagogue, representing the Jewish faith
Mr Kuldip Singh Ubhi, President of Namdhari Sikh Community UK
Ms Pet Finden, a Buddist Chaplain who teaches Buddhism at Nagarjuna Kadampa Meditation centre Thornby
Ataul Mujeeb Rashed Sahib then follwed the speakers and delivered the keynote address.
The vote of thanks was given by Mr Stewart Lynch, an American Christian Pastor, now living in Birmingham, UK. The event was then concluded with closing remarks given by Mansoor Ahmad Shah Sahib, followed by silent prayer.
Alhamdulillah, the programme was well received by the many guests who attended and left positive remarks.
It was streamed live on YouTube and other social media platforms. Over 700 views were recorded on YouTube.
Prayers are requested for all those who took part and all who helped to organise the event. We thank the Almighty Allah for enabling us to hold this programme and for enabling us to convey the true message of Islam Ahmadiyyat.