The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has hosted another local event.
On Tuesday, March 8th, Lloydminster residents had the chance to learn more about the religion of islam. The event was called the Holy Quran Exhibition and was hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community here in Lloydminster, at the public library.
The group puts on awareness events in town every month or two with the hopes of promoting peace through understanding. Local imam with the group, Tariq Azeem, said that event led to very good conversations, which attendees enjoyed.
“The people that came wanted to learn. They enjoyed the program. They enjoyed the banners,” says Azeem.
Azeem was also surprised by one guest in particular who attended the event.
“There was one high school student that came and he was very interested and he stayed for the entire program, and I found that fascinating… if the youth of Lloydminster is showing interest in learning about other faiths, it means that our town, our community, has a very good future, a secure future, where we can ensure that there will be peace. And we will have a harmonious society, just as we do today. It could even get better in the future,” said Azeem happily.
The event follows other successful community events put on by the group like the Islam open house information session that was held at the Servus Sports Centre in January and the Je Suis Hijabi event at Lakeland College last year.