Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Hertfordshire hosted ‘Voices for Peace’ event at Watford FC stadium on Thursday 21st of December. The purpose of this event was to raise Voices for Peace in light of Huzoor-e-Anwar’s (aba) message to the world i.e. to call for a ceasefire, establish absolute justice and to save innocent human lives.
The event was attended by councillors, various faith leaders, neighbours, and friends. Chairman of the Watford Council Cllr Terry Douris also attended the event. Proceedings started with the recitation of the Holy Quran after which Dave Messenger, who is the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead at Watford FC, welcomed all attendees to the venue. Introduction to AMYA and Voices for Peace initiative was delivered by Hiba Tul Mohsin Abid, deputy president AMYA UK. This was followed by various faith leaders speaking about the importance of peace and an urgent need of a ceasefire. Speakers included Reverend Tony Rindl and Rabbi Mordechai Chalk. The event was attended by 64 members including 23 guests.
The keynote speech was delivered by Imam Tahir Ahmad Khalid, who is serving as the regional missionary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, explaining Islamic perspective on war and conflict from the Holy Quran. The event was concluded by showing extracts from the Friday sermon from Huzoor-e-Anwar (aba), emphasizing the importance of an urgent ceasefire. Members had the opportunity to discuss and ask questions, while refreshments were served. All guests were given a gift pack that included recent peace addresses by Huzoor-e-Anwar (aba). The event was received well by attendees expressing their thanks. They shared the importance of holding this type of event and the need to call for a ceasefire.