“I had the opportunity to work with various churches, media, and other charity organizations where our members volunteered regularly. Working in Lloydminster, it was very special in this regard”, TariQ Azeem
Embarking upon a new chapter
Tariq Azeem, Imam with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, will be moving on to begin another chapter in his missionary work. File Photo
After working to promote peace, love and acceptance over the past three years in the community, Tariq Azeem, Imam with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, will be moving on to begin another chapter in his missionary work.
Relocating to Vancouver at the month’s end, Azeem sat down with the Meridian Booster to talk about his time in the Border City.
“As missionaries, we feel like we have been given the responsibility to spread the message of peace to wherever we have been asked to go,” Azeem said.
“I am happy with what I have been able to achieve here, with the help of my community members and other residents of the town who have shown support throughout these years.”
During his time in the Border City, Azeem oversaw rapid growth for the over 200 member-strong local Muslim chapter.
From helping to usher in the inauguration of a Mosque for the group, to securing a visit from their spiritual leader in November, Azeem was proud of the work he was able to achieve while in Lloydminster.
“It was a very big occasion,” Azeem said when asked about the visit from the Caliph, his Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmed, who made Lloydminster one of his stops during his Canadian visit, which also included Calgary, Regina, Toronto and Ottawa.
“That moment when he was here was definitely the most special moment of my time in Lloydminster,” he added.
Azeem was also proud of the opportunities he had been presented with to… continue reading at source.