“Jalsa Salana United Kingdom 2012” the 46th Annual Convention will be held by the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at on 7th, 8th and 9th of September, 2012 in Hadeeqa-tul-Mahdi. This Annual Convention “Jalsa Salana” is United Kingdom’s biggest annual Islamic Convention. The hospitality period for the Jalsa Salana`s guests from around the world is from the 31st of August, 2012 till 15th September, 2012. This three-day annual convention will be attended up to 30,000 people from the UK and around the world who will gather to reinforce their Islamic beliefs, enhance their religious knowledge and strengthen their ties. According to Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at UK’s Dr. Basharat Nazir, this year the Jalsa Salana date has moved from its usual slot at the end of July to early September due to a clash with the blessed month of Ramadan Kareem.
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian, India, who under Divine inspiration announced in May, 1891 that he was the Promised Messiah and Mahdi awaited by the Muslims and believers of all major religions. Later on the same year the Promised Messiah (as) decided to hold the first Jalsa Salana. Accordingly the first Annual Conference was held from December 27th to 29th at the Aqsa Mosque in Qadian. Only 75 members attended that year, next year 327 members attended the Jalsa Salana, and the last Jalsa Salana attended by the Promised Messiah (as) in 1907 there were two thousand participants. The last annual gathering that was held in Rabwah in 1983, more than two hundred thousand attended the blessed meeting.