UK: How three-day Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community prove Islam is a Religion of Peace

By Zafir Ahmed is a sophomore public health major. He can be reached at

London has always been a traveler’s fascination, but for me the real thrill lay some 50 miles southwest of the capital, in a small community known as ‘Hadeeqatul Mahdi’ (previously called Oakland Farm). Though from the outside, this rural area appeared to be nothing like the hustle and bustle of London, a closer look revealed its unique vibrancy.

The farmland was to be the setting of the three-day International Convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community… which is known as the Jalsa Salana.


As I walked into the convention area, the atmosphere was electrifying: happy kids running around as though they were at Disney World, Africans hugging Americans and Asians hugging Europeans like lost brothers who had finally found each other after years of separation.

I had never before seen hundreds of flags of different countries waving together to the same tune of love, unity and peace.

Doctors, professor, engineers, lawyers and other professionals volunteered to cook food, clean dishes, help in construction, clean up after people and perform many other services.

Here, caste, creed and social status seemed nonexistent… read more about ‘Jalsa Salana of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community at source mentioned above.

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