Source/Credit: Sierra Express Media By: SEM on November 25, 2011.
The Pan African Ahmadiyya Muslim Association (PAAMA) will on Saturday 26 November mark the 50th anniversaries of independence of Tanzania, Cameroon and Sierra Leone at an event in London.
The celebration is of special significance as the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been associated with the countries well before and throughout their free history – and freedom of faith and freedom from coercion underpins Islamic belief.
Rafiq Hayat, National President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK said: “The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has a very long association with Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Tanzania and we are delighted to host a celebration of 50 years of their independence.”
“We remain dedicated to promoting the development of those countries in a way that makes them fully self-sufficient and enables them to become independent in every way.”
He added: “We have established schools and hospitals which cater for all. And recently, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, through its associated charity Humanity First, has established IT centres as well as the provision of water and solar energy in those countries.“
This celebration and dinner, which will be attended by senior diplomats, will be held at Baitul Futuh Mosque, London, on 26 November. It will be graced by the worldwide head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the fifth Caliph of the community.