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 Lahore Ahmadiyya International Convention, England
16–18 August 2019

An International Convention of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement was held in England from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August 2019. The public session, at which several researchers and speakers from outside the Movement gave addresses, was held at Woking, Surrey, on the 17th.

Further details of the public session will be published in due course.

Here we give a link to a booklet specially written for this occasion:

Pioneers of Introducing Islam to the West — The Ahmadiyya Anjuman Lahore


Public session at H.G. Wells Conference and Events Centre, Woking, Surrey, 17th August,
— in photos

This session was held at the above Centre in Woking because it was from the Mosque at Woking that the Lahore Ahmadiyya missionaries conducted the famous Woking Muslim Mission from 1913 to 1968.

External speakers gave talks on the subject of the role of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement in the propagation of Islam in various countries.

Photos of the speakers giving their talks in order

Dr Jawad Ahmad, member of the UK Lahore Ahmadiyya Jamaat, introducing the morning session

Mr Hamad Ahmad, member of the UK Lahore Ahmadiyya Jamaat, opening with a recitation from the Holy Quran

Mr Azhar-ud-Din Ahmad, member of the UK Lahore Ahmadiyya Jamaat, speaking about the work to renovate the historical Muslim graves at Brookwood cemetery, and guided history tours and marked walks of this section

Professor Humayun Ansari, O.B.E., of the Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London, on the role of the Woking Muslim Mission in the history of Muslims in the UK

Mrs Fauqia Aziz makes intervention to express deep appreciation for Prof. Ansari’s speech

Mayor of Runnymede for 2019-20, Councillor Parshotam Sohi, speaking as elected local area public representative

Hazrat Ameer Dr A.K. Saeed, international head of the Lahore Ahmadiyya, giving speech

Dr Taj Hargey of the Muslim Educational Centre Oxford, scholar of history of Islam, speaking on the influence of the Lahore Ahmadiyya on the Muslims community in South Africa

Shahid Aziz, President of the UK Lahore Ahmadiyya Jamaat, concluding the morning session


Mustaq Ali, Secretary of the UK Lahore Ahmadiyya Jamaat, introducing the afternoon session

Dr Virk Seth, consultant physician, speaking as a Deputy Lieutenant, on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey (the Lord-Lieutenant of a county is the personal representative of the Queen)

Dr Zsolt Udvarvölgyi, historian and sociologist, and associate professor, Budapest, Hungary, speaking on the Ahmadiyya role in Hungary

Dr Patrick Bowen, academic scholar of Islam and religious conversion, speaking on the Ahmadiyya influence in the USA

Dr Robbert Bipat, President of SIV of Suriname (Lahore Ahmadiyya organization), on the history of the Jamaat in his country

Amir Aziz, Imam of the Berlin Mosque, Germany, on the history of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Mosque in Berlin, built 1927

Sohaila Omardeen, Trinidad & Tobago, speaking on the history of the Lahore Ahmadiyya in Trinidad

Declan Henry, author of ‘Voices of Modern Islam’, sitting in the audience. He spoke about his research into the views of different sections of the Muslim community of the UK and how see the Lahore Ahmadiyya

Dr Zahid Aziz (Webmaster of this website) speaking on the Woking Muslim Mission as a story of inspiration and sacrifice

Hazrat Ameer Dr A.K. Saeed concluding the session with prayers

Presentations to the speakers


Hazrat Ameer Dr A.K. Saeed presenting books to the Mayor of Runnymede Parshotam Sohi and his wife


Hazrat Ameer Dr A.K. Saeed presenting books to Dr Virk Seth, Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey

Speakers Dr Patrick Bowen, Prof. Zsolt and Dr Virk Seth receiving copies of book about the Lahore Ahmadiyya mosque at Paramaribo (Suriname)

General views of the audience