On the auspicious occasion of Masih e Maud Day, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community were invited to celebrate this with MPs at the Houses of Parliament.
This day is in commemoration of the first Bait that took place at the hand of the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian. The Bait took place in a town called Ludhiana in Punjab on 23rd March 1889.
The event at the Houses of Parliament was arranged in conjunction with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community by MP for Morden and Mitcham, Ms Siobhain McDonagh on Monday 8th February 2010. Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community were also invited to tour the Houses of Parliament and discover the history that had built up over centuries.
Various speakers addressed the audience including, Labour candidate for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields, Mr Stuart King, and Minister of State for Borders and Immigration, Mr Phil Woolas. The speakers expressed how the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was doing great work in society and really making a difference where it counted.
Speakers from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community included Amir UK, Rafiq Ahmed Hayat Sahib and Missionary Incharge UK, Imam Ataul Mujeeb Rashid Sahib. The speakers addressed the audience explaining how the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was founded at a time when reformation in society was required and from its onset had continued to carry out great tasks for the betterment of humanity.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community continues to work with the local governments and MPs not only to spread the message of peace and love to the society but also to eradicate the hatred that has formed through misunderstanding against Muslims in today’s world.