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The Daily Brief: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Holds Annual International Convention

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The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community holds its annual Jalsa Salana Convention in the UK with 4,000 attendees and a daily address from the Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad

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Summary:

  • The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is currently holding the largest Muslim convention in the UK, with 4,000 guests allowed to attend each day. The convention started on Friday, August 6th and continues through Sunday, August 8th.
  • The yearly convention, called the Jalsa Salana, usually hosts more than 35,000 people from countries all over the world from as far as Fiji and Ghana. It has been hosted for more than fifty years.
  • Ahmadi Muslims from around the world are gathering at mosques to virtually attend the convention with their local communities. Ten mosques and centers in London and 40 mosques across the UK will have Ahmadi Muslims gather to watch the proceedings.
  • The convention was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, and those attending this year are required to be fully vaccinated and be residents of the UK. Social distancing and masks are required inside the marquees.
  • The Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, gives a daily address each day of the convention.
  • Abid Khan, Press Secretary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community stated, “This is the first time since the pandemic started that our members from across the UK have been able to meet and worship together with our Caliph… this is a wonderful and joyous occasion for our community.”
  • Messages of support from political and social figures in different countries have also been received from the Ahamdiyya Muslim Community.
  • The event is broadcasted online and on Muslim Television Ahmadiyya (MTA), which is the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s worldwide television station.

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