Tariq Shamim Khawaja, National Sadr South Korea
The Seoul International Book Fair is the largest book festival in South Korea. For many years, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya South Korea has participated in the Book Fair to spread the true message of Islam. The theme of this year’s exhibition was “The importance of religion and the existence of God”.
During the course of five days, more than 500 books and more than 1,000 pamphlets were distributed for free.
The highlight of the exhibition was a presentation in Korean by the missionary of South Korea about the “Importance of religion in establishing world peace” that focused on Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa addresses and also the works of Humanity First.
The presentation was followed by a question and answer session. Questions were asked about the differences between the Holy Quran and the Bible, the Ahmadiyya Muslim view of Jesusas in India, purdah in Islam, women in Islam and Jihad.
Another highlight of the book fair was the “Try a Headscarf” corner organised by Lajna Imaillah. Women were invited to try headscarves and asked to note their feelings, many wrote that they felt protected, comfortable and warm.