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A Brief History of Ahmadiyya Movement In Islam

International Baiat

The first International Baiat (initiation ceremony) took place in 1993. This is now held every year on the occasion of the UK Annual Conference in July. It is watched by millions of members all over the world. New converts who join the Jamaat during the year take a pledge of allegiance at the blessed hand of Hudhoor.

The Baiat is performed in the following manner. Hudhoor stretches out his right hand; persons sitting immediately close to him put their hands on his sacred hands while others put their hands on the shoulders of these persons to make a continuous link with Hudhoor. Everyone in the assembly puts his/her hands on the backs of others, thereby the entire gathering is connected with each other leading up to Hudhoor. Hudhoor recites a portion of the words of Baiat in English, he then pauses so the portion is translated into various languages. When the whole text of the Baiat is completed, Hudhoor recites the Istighfar. At the end everybody prostrates along with Hudhoor.

On July 30th, 2000 at 1 p.m. on the occasion of 8th International Baiat, forty million people (40,138,975 to be exact) took the pledge of allegiance and became happy members of this Divine Community. Alhamdo li-Allah