Bradford: Ahmadi Muslim women get together for an afternoon of food & fun

Source: bradfordtoday.ca | by: Miriam King

Ahmadi Muslim women came to Bradford West Gwillimbury for an afternoon of sports competitions, food, and socializing.

The local Ahmadiyya Muslim community (AMJ) owns a scenic property on 10 Sideroad, just north of Line 11 in Bradford West Gwillimbury.

It’s the home of Hadiqa Ahmad Mosque, and with its extensive grounds, playing fields and areas suitable for camping, the site has also hosted a number of national AMJ events.

For the past few years, the BWG location has played host to the National Ijtima for young Ahmadi men and boys from across Canada – a weekend of religious camp, study, poetry and sports.

Other dishes - like corn and beans - were available for purchase, with a share of the proceeds going towards fundraising. Miriam King-Bradford Today

Other dishes – like corn and beans – were available for purchase, with a share of the proceeds going towards fundraising. Miriam King-Bradford Today

And this past Saturday, for the first time, the Ahmadiyya Women and Girls’ Association held their Nusrat Jahan Sports Day and Annual Picnic at Hadiqa Ahmad – an afternoon of free food and sports competitions, that attracted over 400 women and girls from across the GTA and beyond.

The sporting competitions included races and obstacle courses, organized by age group. Participants had to succeed at the local and regional levels, to compete at the National level.

But it wasn’t all serious. There was a …read more at source.

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