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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Ahmaddiya community ends ‘successful’ annual convention

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He said: “The purpose of this gathering is to strengthen an individual’s relationship with his or her Lord and Creator, Allah Almighty. This relationship could only be firmly established by following the Divine Message, the Holy Qur’an. This noble and blessed message was revealed over 1,400 years ago to the best of mankind, the perfect man, the Holy Prophet, Muhammad Mustafa, for the benefit of humanity.” 

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He conveyed greetings from Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the supreme head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at’ to the delegates. Salifu Puye, governor of Lower River region, Paramount Chief Demba Sanyang, alkalo of Old Yundum Mamud Fye, Lamin Jatta, alkalo of Jalanbang village, Kassim Ceesay of Mamut Fana, Niamina East, and the chief of Kiang Central, Alhaji Demba Sanyang, all delivered statements. 

On the second day, presentations and lectures on topics ranging from Prophet Muhammad as defender of human rights to Islam as a pathway to peace were made.  The Ahmadiyya women held a slide show on the activities of the jama’at since its founding in 1908. They also had presentations on topics like Prophet Muhammad as perfect model for all and so forth. 

In closing the conference, Amir Trawally advised participants about the importance of the Holy Qur’an, noting that women were nothing before Islam as “they were subjected to all kinds of trials and difficulties including exploitation and slavery”. He enjoined the Ahmadiyya women to be exemplary in following the teachings of the Holy Qur’an. 

The ceremony was attended by Ansumana Sanneh, seyfo of Kiang East, Bakary Dampha, seyfo of Jarra Central), Karamo Bojang, allkalo of Tujereng village, the amir of Senegal and the delegates from Guinea and members of the general public. The gathering was interspesed with recitations of verses from the Holy Qur’an by Hafiz Umar Kinteh and a recital of an Arabic poem by Muhammad Sowe.

 

By Ousman Bojang

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