We have finally recovered from the insanely busy weekend at the Global Peace and Unity Event in London. During the weekend, we got the chance to meet a lot of interesting people.
Saturday morning and already the crowds were building up, waiting to go in. The exhibitors were busy setting up last minute finishing touches to their stalls. We were pretty much set up at that point, with the magazines put on display on our main table.
The second day of the two-day event saw the emel team meet up with plenty of our readers who finally put a face to our names (which was pretty cool). One such person of course was Ali Ardekani (or Baba Ali to you and me) who was at our stall promoting his new matrimonial website Half Our Deen. As you can imagine, our stand had then begun to get swamped with people who wanted to speak to Ali.
The numbers began to increase on the second day of the event when Zain Bhikha came over to see us (whilst Ali was there). Author of ‘The Reluctant Mullah’, Sagheer Afzal was also there signing copies of his book (that we were giving out as a subscription offer). All in all, we had a lot of other familiar faces turn up too, including the photographer Peter Sanders and Dr Hany El Banna of Islamic Relief.