Atiq Ahmad Bhatti, President Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Slough
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Slough, UK had the opportunity to support the local Poppy Appeal in and around the Slough town by volunteering for local poppy stalls from 30 October to 13 November 2021. This year, poppies were sold at supermarkets which included ASDA, Sainsbury’s and TESCO.
Slough Jamaat had the opportunity to lay wreaths at two Remembrance Sunday Ceremonies on 14 November 2021.
The first wreath was laid at the Burnham Village Remembrance Sunday Ceremony, which also marked the seventh consecutive year that the Jamaat has had representation at this ceremony.
Cllr Muzaffar Ahmad Sahib represented the Jamaat, along with Anmol Cheema Sahib, Secretary Umur-e-Kharija, Zubayr Bhatti Sahib, Qaid MKA Slough and Umayr Bhatti Sahib, naib Qaid MKA Slough.
The second wreath was laid at the Cippenham Village Remembrance Sunday Ceremony, marking the third consecutive year that the Jamaat has had representation at this ceremony.
The president of Slough Jamaat, Atiq Ahmad Bhatti Sahib laid the wreath, along with Mahmood Mobashir Sahib, General Secretary, Sharf ur Rahman Sahib, Zaeem Majlis Ansarullah Slough and Naeem Tahir Sahib, Secretary Waqf-e-Nau Slough.
Atiq Ahmad Bhatti Sahib was asked to say a few words at the ceremony, where he presented Islam’s teaching on loyalty to one’s country, respect and interfaith harmony.
The local poppy appeal organiser said that the speech was truly inspiring, while one Labour councillor commented that the speech was “beautiful”.
This year, our Jamaat also arranged a third wreath to be laid, which was laid by Sharf ur Rahman Sahib, Zaeem Majlis Ansarullah Slough.