Muslims from all over the UK will be pledging
allegiance to world's largest Caliphate and condemn all forms of extremism,
MUSLIM men, women and children from the North West will
join tens of thousands of Muslims from around 100 countries in the South East of
England to pledge allegiance to the world's largest Caliphate, over 28 July to
30 July 2017, in Hampshire, UK.
More than 30,000 Ahmadi Muslims from across the globe are expected to congregate
in the Hampshire countryside to hear His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad,
the 5th Caliph and Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, deliver 5
speeches and pledge their allegiance at his hand. Millions more will take the
pledge simultaneously through a live global satellite feed.
The purpose of the 3 day international gathering, known as the Jalsa Salana, is
to promote Islam and challenge misinterpretations of the world's 2nd largest
Manoor Khan, Regional Youth Leader for the North West says:- "The planning
for the Jalsa starts almost straight after the last one has ended with over
5,000 volunteers involved. Our region has the responsibility of looking after
over 300 youths. I attend the Jalsa because it reminds me of the true message of
Islam and rejuvenates my faith and drive to serve the local community, whether
that be through tree planting, visiting the sick and elderly or feeding the
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was established in 1889 in India and is led by a
spiritual caliphate, with tens of millions of adherents.
The event will open with the traditional Friday Sermon and on Saturday the
Caliph will deliver his keynote address in front of 15,000 Muslim women.
The 51st Jalsa Salana in the UK will climax, on Sunday, 30 July 2017, with a
pledge of allegiance at the hand of His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad;
with attendees making a human chain all the way to the Caliph's hand.
His Holiness regularly comments on world affairs and offers solutions for
today's problems in light of Islam's teachings. For years, he has warned about
the threat of World War 3. He has called for mosques to be open, transparent and
has called on authorities to monitor mosques. He has also spoken of the threat
of terrorists entering Europe under the guise of refugees.
In advance of the Jalsa Salana, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:-
"Recently, terrorist organisations have started to regularly commit the most
barbaric atrocities in Western countries by taking the lives of innocent people.
The terrorists have no knowledge of Islam because otherwise they would realise
that the Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) forbade the murder of
innocent people under any circumstances and even during a state of war. The Holy
Prophet (peace be upon him) prohibited the targeting of innocent children,
women, elderly people and he forbade the targeting of religious leaders and
places of worship such as Priests and Churches. Spread peace to all parts of
society. Spread love amongst all of mankind. Bring people towards God Almighty
and the Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) by winning their hearts
through the power of love, grace and compassion."
The Jalsa will be broadcast live worldwide on Muslim Television Ahmadiyya (MTA)
which is on Sky Channel 787, in the UK. It will also be available to watch
online and on DAB.
Proceedings will be simultaneously translated into dozens of languages,
including:? English, Urdu, Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Turkish,
Bosnian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Indonesian, Tamil, Malayalam and Swahili.