The 95th annual convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Bangladesh was held at Ahmadnagar in Panchagarh on Thursday.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at caliph Mirza Masroor Ahmad’s representative Ahmad Tariq Mubashshir presided over the opening ceremony, said a press release.
Organisers said that aim of the convention was to spread the teachings of the Quran and ideal life of the prophet Muhammad.
Scholars of the religious community delivered speeches on various topics, including the existence of Allah, Quran, Muhammad, equity and justice, acceptance of prayers, truth of the claim of Mahdi and role of the organisation in spreading Islam across the globe.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Bangladesh national amir Mobashsherur Rahman, convention officer Ahmad Tabshir Chowdhury and the community’s muballig in-charge Abdul Awwal Khan Chowdhury were also present at the ceremony.
Over 6,000 Ahmadiyyas from different districts of the country are attending the convention, added the release.
Before the inaugural session, the national flag of Bangladesh and the community flag were hoisted and the national anthem was also sung.
The annual programme was set to hold from February 22 to 24. But that was postponed after protest from Islamists groups under the banner of Khatme Nabuwat and a section of local people, who attacked the houses and properties of Ahmadiyyas in Panchagarh and demanded that the community should be declared ‘non-Muslims’.
Later the district and local government administration allowed the Ahmadiyyas to hold the programme on Thursday only for six hours beginning at 9:00am, said the community’s naib national amir Ahmad Tabshir Chowdhury