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Nov 11, 2021

Honoring the BDF on Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day or Poppy Day is a memorial day observed on November eleventh across the Commonwealth. Ever since the end of the First World War it honors members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty.  In Belize City today, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at hosted the Belize Defense Force and paid homage to the men and women in uniform.  It was a small ceremony, nonetheless, the BDF was acknowledged for the work the military organization continues to do in keeping Belize safe.


Ata‘ul Haq Gabb

Ata‘ul Haq Gabb, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Belize

“Internationally the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, we are in two hundred and fifteen different countries and when they are established they actually have Muslims for remembrance.  So this is the first annual event because we have the mosque now.  So what we do is that our faith tells us that we should have loyalty to country and these people, they sacrificed their lives for the country so we try to show them appreciation, love and respect due to their services to the individual countries. We invited them over to have their march ceremony and also just to hold a small event here to just commemorate and appreciate them.  So they gracefully accepted our invitation and they’re doing their march ceremony and different stuff here in the mosque. We wear our poppies and we also try to invite them over to give them lunch and also express appreciation for them and remember them on this day, those who died in World War One and World War Two and our current Caliph, the Muslim spiritual leader for the Ahmadiyya Muslim community has said that he’s been warning of a World War Three and so we show this event to, you know, unite each and every one of us to prevent such thing to happen.”

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