Posted by Falak Rahman
Eight hundred and fifty women and girls spent a weekend of spiritual workout at the East Coast Annual Ijtema (gathering). The event was sponsored by the women’s auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and held at the Baitur Rahman Mosque, the Community’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. The program began on Friday the 13th and ended on Sunday, the 15th. Each year there is a different central theme. This year’s theme was, “Come to Prayer, Come to Prosperity”, a phrase which is used in the Islamic call to Prayer, the Adhan.
The East Coast Ijtema is the largest gathering of AhmadiMuslim women in America. It is an event attended by members from as far north as Providence, Rhode Island and as far south as Orlando, Florida. A few chose to fly while others found it more fun to drive or take the bus. Some left their children in the care of their husbands while others brought them along. This is an event not to be missed. It is a time when… continue reading at Examiner.com