UK: Ahmadiyya Muslims Host Eid Millan Party at New Addington Civic Centre

UK: Ahmadiyya Muslims Host Eid Millan Party at New Addington Civic Centre

 

Refreshments and a light dinner were served to the guests – and an open platform for anyone wishing to ask any questions to any of the faith or political parties present. 

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Chapter of Croydon in New Addington and Shirley hosted an Eid festival get-together dinner party at the Civic Centre based in New Addington on Sunday, 18th September 2016.

Over 100 guests attended this programme as well as the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Toni Letts. Hon MP Gavin Barwell was also in attendance as well as councillors, clergy members from the Christian and Sikh Community, Chief Darren Joy, staff of the local fire brigade, members of the local police and members of the local community who reflected all faiths in the area.

The highlight of the programme was the speeches delivered by Reverand Debbie Forman, Imam Ataul Mujeeb Rashed (Missionary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, serving at London’s oldest Mosque in Wandsworth) and MP Gavin Barwell – who spoke extensively about world peace, cohesion and the importance of community programmes.

 

All three speakers addressed the concept of sacrifice as this particular Eid incorporates exactly that! This was followed by a lively Question and Answer session.

Councillor Toni Letts also addressed the gathering and spoke eloquently on how love and sacrifice leaves an endearing mark on life and shared a story about a refugee who ultimately sent her a gift of a Holy Quran.

Refreshments and a light dinner were served to the guests – and an open platform for anyone wishing to ask any questions to any of the faith or political parties present.

This event was chaired by the Director of the Ahmadiyya Muslims Elders Association UK, Dr. Ijaz Ur Rahman.

— UK: Ahmadiyya Muslims Host Eid Millan Party at the Civic Centre, New Addington