Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Celebrates 25 years in New Zealand
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at (Community) of New Zealand will be hosting their Silver Jubilee Celebratory Conference this Sunday 24th March at the Mount Eden War Memorial Hall from 11.00 am as the finale of a long list of events that commenced in March 2012.
The National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in New Zealand, Mr. Mohammed Iqbal said, “In line with our efforts to promote awareness and understanding of peace, tolerance, love and understanding among all communities, we are inviting guests from all communities and Civic leaders to join us in these celebrations”.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at New Zealand Inc. was established in March 1987 and the registration process completed as an incorporated society on 5 April 1988. As part of the thanksgiving celebration, the community commenced on a 12-month plan of key events across New Zealand, ranging from ‘Feed the Poor Day’, to spreading peace pamphlets to at least 25 percent of New Zealanders, completion and launch of the Holy Qur’an translated in Te Reo Maori and holding a Peace Conference in Auckland.
The community’s Central Missionary, Mr. Shafiq ur Rehman said, “Our community’s existence in New Zealand is a fulfillment of a prophecy conveyed to our Holy Founder, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian, India when Almighty God revealed “I shall cause thy message to reach the corners of the earth”. New Zealand geographically is considered furthest country from where the revelation took place, and therefore we consider this country to be most fortunate in receiving the true message of Islam said Mr. Rehman.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a religious organisation, international in its scope. With its sincere desire for peace, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community has grown and is established in more than 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. It is internationally renowned for its services to humanity by providing disaster relief, medical facilities, energy and education worldwide.
For more information or to RSVP please contact Mr. Eqbal A Khan – Head of External Affairs - Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at New Zealand Inc. Ph: +64 21 133 6146 or [email protected] or Mr. Bashir A Khan - Media Liaison Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at New Zealand Inc. Ph: +64 21 778 425 or [email protected]
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