2019 JALSA SALANA
The Jalsa Salana
UK’s Largest Muslim Conference
Promoting Islam's Message of Peace
The Annual Conference (Jalsa Salana) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK is a unique three-day event that brings together more than 38,000 participants from 115 countries. Parliamentarians, diplomats, religious leaders and professionals from across the world and from all walks of life address the gathering, the purpose of which is to foster unity between humanity, and with our Creator.
A special feature of this conference is that it is blessed by the presence of His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (may Allah be his Helper), the Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. He addresses the conference on each of the three days, providing invaluable insights into the application of religious teachings to our spiritual, moral and material wellbeing.
A unique 3 day event that brings together more than 38,000 participants from 115 countries to increase religious knowledge and promote peace.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was founded in 1889 by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (peace be upon him) of Qadian, India. He claimed under Divine guidance to be the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi, whose advent was awaited by the major religions of the world. He divested Islam of false, fanatical teachings, revived the true and peaceful teachings of Islam and inspired his followers to build a strong bond with God through humble and compassionate service to humanity.
The community is now established in more than 207 countries, spearheading an international effort to promote the true message of Islam. It also leads a global peace campaign to champion respect and human rights for all. The UK chapter of the community was established in 1913 and now has over 130 branches, making it one of the oldest established Muslim communities in the UK.
The Khalifa of Islam – A Man of Peace
His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V (may Allah be his helper), is the fifth successor (Caliph) of the Promised Messiah (peace be upon him). His divinely-guided leadership provides mankind at large with spiritual direction, and the community specifically with purpose, unity and inspiration. His Holiness frequently meets with parliamentarians and heads of state and has delivered keynote addresses advocating Islam’s message of peace and condemning all forms of extremism, from Capitol Hill and the EU Parliament to the Dutch and UK Parliaments.
His Holiness has frequently warned world leaders of the lack of justice in international relations. At the 2018 National Peace Symposium, his Holiness stated:
“Everyone appreciates that the world stands in great need of peace and harmony, yet despite comprehending this, it seems as though people are unwilling to take the necessary steps to achieve it. Regrettably, in many parts of the world, far greater priority is being given, either directly or indirectly, towards asserting dominance and supremacy over others and satisfying a craving for power and authority.”
Exhibitions and Events
Al Quran Project
Learn about the oral and written preservation of the Holy Quran, its prophetic pronouncements on science and its deep relationship with the natural world. The exhibition will showcase replicas of the earliest Quranic manuscripts and will feature talks from eminent scholars in the field.
The Review of Religions
The Review of Religions in collaboration with Islamic Art expert, Razwan Baig. From showcasing the award- winning Muslim sculptor, Adam Williamson, as he creates a unique piece of Islamic art over the three days of Jalsa Salana,to a special presentation on Jesus’ post-crucifixion migration towards Kashmir, this year’s Review of Religions’ exhibitions promise to be truly remarkable.
Letters to World Leaders
A special exhibition showcasing letters to World Leaders, from the Prophetsaof Islam’s letters to Rome and Persia, to the letters of the Promised Messiah(as) to Queen Victoria and the letters of the current Khalifa to world heads of state.
The Signs of the Messiah
The rise and fall of Islamic Spain; new modes of transportation; the joining of oceans through canals; the discovery of oil in the Arabia; the world wars of the 20th century; the spread of Christianity across the world...Come discover the prophecies of the Prophet Muhammadsaabout our age, the age of the Messiah!!
International Bai’at: A Pledge of Initiation
A key highlight of the Jalsa is the Pledge of Initiation (Bai’at) at the hand of the Khalifa. 35,000 form a human chain and pledge themselves to the teachings of Islam and to the Khalifa’s leadership.
Site Tours and Discussion
Over 38,000 people attend the Jalsa Salana; take a tour and see the nuts and bolts behind it! Enjoy round-table discussions where you can ask any question on Islam and Ahmadiyyat.