Myanmar: Irrawaddy Literary Festival – Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Myanmar takes part

A member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Myanmar introducing Islam and Ahmadiyyat to an international participant of the festival

A member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Myanmar explaining Islam and Ahmadiyyat to a Buddhist Monk at the Literary Festival

contributed by Muhammad Zafir, Myanmar

This festival is celebrated in my country Myanmar. This celebration is especially For Literature. International and Local Writer come to join this festival. Most of them are Political writers. Also included in the Festival is a conference about literature. This Festival will be celebrated for three days (1,2and 3 Feb).

By the grace Allah we – the members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Myanmar, also participate in this festival. And then we give facts about Ahmadiyyat and peace to the public. We are handing out books and flyers.

By the grace of Allah we have also presented Ahmadiyya literature to the Myanmar Democracy Leader Daw Aung San Su Kyi. We also present our literature to political writers (both international and Local) and Poets and to Journalists(media).

Muhammad Zafir (Yangon,Myanmar)

2 replies

  1. Actually it is a very first international literary festival in Myanmar, which was organised by British Embassy under the guidance of ambassador’s wife.

    Aung San Suu Kyi, a noble peace prize winner, was the Festival’s patron. I can refer this link for the details of the festival.

    (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/books/festival-reflects-myanmars-novel-freedoms/story-e6frg8nf-1226556087224)

    We, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Myanmar had been very active in participation local Literary Festivals since 1995.

    For this festival, unfortunately, we could not get a chance to open a book stall as we registered lately. But by the Fazl of Allah, we were allowed to distribute pamphlets and to give some books as a present to some very prominent figures, who are not only from Myanmar but from other countries too, in literacy.

    We could even give present to Aung San Suu Kyi and deputy minister of culture.

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