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A Brief History of Ahmadiyya Movement In Islam

Annual Conference

The annual conference of Ahmadiyya Movement is also one of the splendid miracles of God Almighty. The Promised Messiah (AS) established the institution of Jalsa Salana. The first conference was held in 1891, seventy-five members attended it. The last gathering that took place in December 1907 during the lifetime of Hadhrat Ahmad (AS), attracted more than two thousand Ahmadis. The last Conference during the Caliphate of Hadhrat Khalifat al-Masih the First was held in 1913, more than three thousand Ahmadis participated in it.

During the Caliphate of the Second Caliph attendance also increased rapidly. The number of participants in 1932 was twenty thousand. The last annual conference held in Qadian just before the immigration to Pakistan was in December 1946. It had an attendance of 39,000 people.

The last annual conference that was held in Rabwah in 1983 attracted more than 200,000 participants. In July 2000 more than 22,000 Ahmadis took part in the UK Jalsa Salana. The Community is on the march by the sheer grace of God Almighty. Visualize for a moment the first Jalsa attended by 75 members in Qadian to the UK Jalsa attended by 22,000 faithful.