Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Australia held its first youth symposium last Saturday.
More than 400 people attended Baitul Huda Mosque in Marsden Park to discuss “The role of Muslim youth in promoting peace in Australia”.
International delegates and Muslim youth speakers attended.
National president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth, Waqas Ahmed, said the event included speeches and talks on a range of topics including the role of youth, role of government officials, religious leaders and imams, parents and teachers on raising Muslim youth in this day and age.”There is a great need to start the conversation about the role of youth in nation building, training and education of children, de-radicalisation and social integration and various challenges being faced by Muslim youth,” he said.
“The symposium was a great night, including speakers and attendees from various spheres of society; including politicians, academics, faith and civil leaders as well as representatives from numerous charities and faith communities.”We hope this is the first but not the last talk of its kind.”