UK: About 40,000 people attend 50th Jalsa Salana of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community


40,000 Muslims gather for UK’s largest Islamic convention


Britain’s largest Islamic convention will see over 40,000 Muslims from more than 100 countries come together to support and pray for peace in the leafy English countryside. Politicians, Ministers and multi-faith speakers from around the world will also be in attendance. Millions of others will watch the live broadcast via satellite and internet streaming.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the annual Jalsa Salana convention, The event will run from Friday, August 12th to Sunday, August 14th at the 200-acre Oakland farm which has been owned by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community since 2008. Teams of volunteers built a mini-city from scratch in two to three weeks leading up to the convention and will dismantle it in the week afterwards.

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The convention features a tent city overlooking the green farmlands, a bustling bazaar, a dining area, a mini-hospital and flags of the constituent countries. The convention will focus on combating extremism through faith and fraternity. It also aims to promote “spiritual uplifting” among members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

Food for the soul goes hand in hand with food for the body; feeding the 40,000 convention attendees is a huge task that requires a stand alone “Roti Plant“, which produces over 150,000 pieces of bread a day, Gigantic machines mix the dough, then feeds the dough circles into a machine which in turn flattens them and feeds them into the hot oven. The fresh bread comes out on the other end where volunteers bag them up and transport them to the dining area ready for consumption.

Talking to media, one of the volunteers Javed Uddin said he had been volunteering in the Jalsa kitchens for more than a… continue reading at

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  1. ===Britain’s largest Islamic convention will see over 40,000 Muslims from more than 100 countries come together to support and pray for peace???===


    I strongly believe based on God’s words, that as long as Muslim Scholars or leaders (Sunni and Shia) keep hating, judging each other, there is no a permanent peace in Muslim communities from Indonesia to Nigeria.


  2. Peace be on you.
    By the grace of Allah the Exalted, Jalsa Salana of UK’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has concluded peacefully.

    The attendance count was 38300. They came together in the Hampshire countryside, where they raised the Ahmadiyya Flag Lawa-e Ahmadiyyat and Union Jack and formed a human chain to pledge their loyalty to their faith, country of residence and to reject violence and extremism.

    The event is affectionately known as Aalmi Bai’at (International Initiation).

    The Khalifa of Islam and the Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, led the thousands in reaffirmation of their oath of peace and obedience at Hadeeqatul Mahdi in Alton, today, the last day of the three-day conference.

    In concluding address His Holiness addressed the convention delegates participating from over 100 countries in the last session and spoke on Islamic teachings of kindness towards parents.

    At the end of his address, His Holiness announced the final delegate count stood at 38,300, a better than 10 percent increase over the previous years convention attendance.

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