The national annual book festival is the biggest book fair in Malta and is held every year in November for five days – Wednesday to Sunday. Due to the current situation and increase in the exhibitors and visitors, the book festival in 2021 was held at a new and much bigger venue MFCC (Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre) Ta’ Qali, Malta. A record number of 40 exhibitors participated in the book festival which was visited by thousands.
Like previous years, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta also participated in the book festival by setting up a bookstall of the Holy Quran and the Jamaat’s English and Maltese literature. It was very successful participation and many visitors visited the book stall of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat and got books in Maltese and English languages.
Visitors were also interested in having a copy of the Holy Quran with English translation that was also being presented during the book festival. Malta Jamaat’s monthly magazine Id-Dawl (The Light) was distributed and visitors showed great interest in the magazine.
His Excellency, Dr George Vella, President of Malta, and Honourable Dr Bernard Grech, Leader of the Opposition of Malta, visited the Ahmadiyya Jamaat’s bookstall and had a discussion with Jamaat members. They were presented with literature on Islam.
Khuddam, Atfal and Ansar gave their time during these five days and served the Jamaat with passion and zeal.