UK: Thirty Thousand Converge to attend the Golden Jubilee of Britain’s Biggest Annual Islamic Gathering Organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Source: benzinga.combenzinga.com

London, UK (PRWEB UK) 8 August 2016

– 50th annual Convention celebrates Golden Jubilee in Britain

Interview and Photo Opportunities: 5-14 August
Convention Dates: 12-14 August

  • Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim leader Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad to renew calls for freedom, peace and justice – and for Muslims to redouble efforts to counter terrorism and extremism
  • Three-day event to remember victims of terrorist atrocities in many parts of the world, including France and Belgium
  • Ahmadis will reflect on how they themselves have been targeted by extremists – including the murder of Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah

Over 30,000 Muslims are expected to attend a landmark Islamic convention to be held 12-14 August in the British countryside. They will pay tribute to Britain for the freedom it gives its citizens and see delegates pledge loyalty to their nation as a fundamental part of their faith.

The Worldwide Head – or Caliph – of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, will lead the three-day convention of more than 30,000 people with a rallying call to members to serve the country they live in and to work for peace at every level of society.

And, all delegates will take a pledge -as they have done every year- reaffirming their loyalty to their country of residence. This year’s convention – called Jalsa Salana – is special as it marks the 50th anniversary of the spiritual convention.

A tented village, rows upon rows of stalls, fluttering flags, tens of thousands of people and an organised programme of events provide all the hallmarks of a country festival but its focus on faith and fraternity and the sheer scale of the convention sets this apart from all other gatherings.

The Jalsa Salana of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is an extraordinary event and it marks over100 years of the community in Britain and tells the story of a community in exile- persecuted in lands where extremists hold sway.

The convention comes at a time when there is… read the rest at

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