Jalsa Salana to start today as organisers seek to ensure venue is Covid-secure
The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad conducted an inspection for the arrangements of the Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the United Kingdom on Sunday, on 5 August 2021.
During the inspection, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad visited the various departments tasked with organising and running the three-day event. His Holiness was briefed on the arrangements as he inspected the site and he gave directions to ensure the comfort and well-being of all the participants.
Later, His Holiness directly addressed many of the volunteer workers and advised them to conduct their duties with diligence and to be regular in prayer. His Holiness stated that this year’s Jalsa would prove particularly challenging, as it was taking place after an enforced break of one year, due to the adverse weather conditions and above all because extra precautions and diligence was required to ensure that the event was held in a Covid-safe way. He said the organisers and the participants should all exhibit patience and humility at all times.
Speaking about this year’s Jalsa Salana, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“Last year due to Covid it was not possible to hold the Jalsa Salana UK but this year it was decided that it will be held, on a smaller scale than normal, to ensure that the members of our Community would be able to quench their spiritual thirst. Similarly, the duty workers of Jalsa Salana desired to gain the blessings of serving the guests of the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) once again.”
As he concluded, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad prayed:
“May Allah the Almighty enable the duty-workers to serve in the best way and for this it is essential each and every worker sincerely prays to Allah. May Allah the Almighty bless the Jalsa Salana in all respects.”
The Jalsa Salana will begin on Friday afternoon when His Holiness will deliver his weekly Friday Sermon at the event. Thereafter, His Holiness will deliver 4 further speeches during the course of the weekend.
The entire proceedings will be broadcast and live-streamed around the world on MTA International.
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