By Faran Rabbani, Al Hakam Correspondent | AlHakam.org
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA: 99 years ago, when Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Sadiqra was not permitted to enter the country upon his arrival in the USA, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIra addressed the Jamaat and stated:
“America, which claims to be a world power, has only faced worldly powers until now and has defeated them. However, it has not faced a religious power until today. If it ever faces this community, it will realise that it cannot defeat us because God is with us … It is our hope that one day in America, the sound of “La ilaha illallahu Muhammadur-Rasulullah” will most definitely echo”. [Tarikh-e-Ahmadiyyat, Vol. 4, pp. 250-251]
Alhamdolillah, a testament to that historic day has once again dawned on us this beautiful morning in Harrisburg, USA. Today, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya USA is celebrating its 71st historic Jalsa Salana.
After tilawat and nazm, Amir Jamaat USA, Sahibzada Dr Mirza Maghfoor Ahmad Sahib read out the message that Jamaat USA received from Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa.
The message read:
“Dear members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat USA, Assalamo Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.
“By the grace of Allah, you have been granted the opportunity of convening another Jalsa Salana. As most of you are aware, one purpose of holding the Jalsa as has been explained by the Promised Messiahas is that the members of the Jamaat should gather together to advance their religious training and spirituality. Religious and spiritual matters should be the subjects of the Jalsa so those attending may develop a closer relationship with Allah and endeavor to increase in their spiritual status.
“Similarly, another objective of the Jalsa is to promote love, affection, unity and compassion with the Jamaat. So, you should strive to adopt these values much more than before. Always remember and adhere to these principles … read more at Al Hakam.
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