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Maori Minister meets Ahmadiyya Delegation

30 Jun

Maori Minister meets Ahmadiyya Delegation

Honourable Dr. Pita Sharples, Minister for Maori Affairs has said he will fully support the local Ahmadiyya community when launching the first half of the Maori translation of the Holy Quran.

Ahmadiyya Delegation

A delegation from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at New Zealand met with Dr. Sharples last week in a bid to get support for the launch and to discuss the worldwide persecution that Ahmadi’s suffer, particularly in Pakistan.

Dr. Sharples was briefed in detail about the Maori translation of the Holy Quran and how Mr. Shakil Monir, an Ahmadi professor, is working on this onerous task.

The National President, Dr. Mohammad Shorab, presented a copy of the Maori translation of the Holy Quran, as well as ‘Islam’s Response to Contemporary Issues’ by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV (ra) and a DVD on the views of various dignitaries about our Jama’at.

“Dr. Sharples read through some versus in Maori and he was very impressed,” said Dr Shorab, “It is a remarkable task and Dr. Sharples has said he will provide his full support.”

The delegation consisted of Maulana Shafique ur Rahman Shahid (Missionary), who was formally introduced as the first Ahmadi Missionary in New Zealand, Dr. Mohammed Shorab (National President), and Mr Eqbal Khan (National Secretary External Affairs).  -ends-

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