Muslims conclude their 65th annual convention with a message of peace (Photos)

Source: examiner.com | By Shahina Bashir

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the oldest Muslim organization in the US, concluded its three-day annual convention, Jalsa Salana. The event which commenced on June 28, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Farm Expo Complex and Expo Center, Harrisburg, was attended by over 6,400 delegates from all over the country.

Explaining the idea behind these annual conventions, Nasim Rehmatullah, Vice President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community said, “The purpose of the convention is to get the members together at least once a year for spiritual bonding and to learn from each other.”

The Jalsa Salana was initiated by the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, in 1891. According to him the purpose of this convention is

to enable every sincere individual to personally experience religious benefits.” He further said, “Among its secondary benefits is that this congregational meeting together will promote mutual introduction among all brothers, and it will strengthen the fraternal ties within this Community.”

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