Up to 30,000 expected to attend the Jalsa Salana at Hadeeqatul Mahdi in Alton, Hampshire over the next 3 days
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 56th Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the United Kingdom on Thursday, 4 August 2022.
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.
His Holiness also graciously visited various exhibitions run by Makhzan-e-Tasaweer, The Review of Religions, Humanity First, Islamic Outreach (Tabligh) and Al-Hakam amongst others. His Holiness also visited an exhibition by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s Press & Media Office entitled ‘Islam in the Media’.
Later, His Holiness directly addressed the thousands of volunteer Jalsa workers and advised them to conduct their duties with diligence and to be regular in prayer. His Holiness stated that participants should continue to wear facemasks as a precautionary measure.
Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad:
“Due to the risk of Covid, every person, including the duty workers, should continue to wear face masks during the Jalsa Salana. Do not think that because all members of the Community in the UK are able to attend the Jalsa Salana that we can afford to be lax in terms of the risks of Covid. We should remain cautious, as people will be working closely together.”
Concluding, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“So, with all your heart and considering that you are duty bound to serve the guests of the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him) seek to fulfil your duties and objectives. Further seek to guide and train those who are new to duties that, apart from your work, as an Ahmadi Muslim you must set the very highest example of the worship of Allah the Almighty and developing a connection with Him. Thus, you must also focus upon your prayers alongside your duties and must not neglect them in any way. May Allah the Almighty enable you to do so.”
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.
It is expected that on Sunday, thousands of Ahmadi Muslims will once again have the opportunity to take the pledge of allegiance, known as the Bai’at, at the hand of the Khalifa (Caliph).
The entire proceedings will be broadcast and live-streamed around the world on MTA International.
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