Source: Mr Talha Ahmad, President AMJ Slovenia
The Slovenian Book Days (Slovenski dnevi knjige) is an event that takes places every year in April across the whole country. The Slovenian Book Days is a traditional festival in Slovenia, each year attracting many publishing houses and thousands of visitors. The annual event is organized by the Slovenian Writers Association and manifest a nation-wide feast of books by promoting Slovenian literature. The event allowed various publishers to showcase and demonstrate their products to a wide range of visitors from all over the country. There were various book fairs, exhibitions, lectures, debates, presentations of new books and shows for children.
This year the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Slovenia was represented at the book fair in Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia from 18 April until 22 April, then from 23 April until 26 April in the 2nd largest city Maribor.
Prior to the event, several people and news websites expressed their displeasure against the event and against the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, because of it’s participation in the book fair. Despite the opposition, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community took part in the event and received a lot of support including from the organizers. And it led a lot of visitors anxiously to our book stall and to have a discussion about Islam. These discussions turned out to be very fruitful as a lot of visitors openly expressed their changed and positive view about Islam.
This year’s book fair served as a perfect platform for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Slovenia to spread the true message of Islam. Eventually, the event came to an end and with the Grace of Allah proved yet again to be a blessed and successful event.