Story by Fadl Rahman Essel, Accra.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana holds its two-day 89th Annual National Convention at Bustan-e-Ahmad in Accra, Ghana.
The convention, which was suspended for two years due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, begins today Friday, May 27 to Saturday, May 28, 2022, on the theme “Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya – A Tool for Authentic Islamic Revival”.
For the first time in the history of the Ghanaian Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Jalsa is also being held virtually and streamed LIVE from six Jalsa Centers across the country. They are Wa, Tamale, Kumasi, Takoradi, Mankessim and Accra. Aside from these centres, community members will gather at many other areas to watch the LIVE proceedings via ITV and MTA Ghana.
The Jalsa is expected to be watched on the Reliable Connect Satellite Ghana (RCS) at GASKiA TV and Jalsa Salana Ghana TV. On the new media, the event will be LIVE on YouTube, Facebook and the Jalsa Salana Ghana website.
The Convention will begin with an opening address and prayer by Alhajj Maulvi Noor Mohammed Bin Salih, Ameer & Missionary-in-Charge, Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Ghana. He will also read a special message from the Worldwide Spiritual Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad(atba).
A major speech speech that will be delivered on day one is “Khilafat and its significance in contemporary human society” by Maulvi Naeem Ahmad Cheema, Special Aide to the Ameer & Missionary-in-charge.
Day two of the Convention will witness very significant presentations on topics such as “Qur’anic teachings on Islamic etiquette” by Maulvi Mohammad Opoku, Kasoa Zonal Missionary; “Allah’s support for His Righteous Servants – The Example of the Promised Messiah (AS) and some of his companions” by Maulvi Aleem Mehmood, Office of the Ameer & Missionary-in-charge; and “The need and relevance of Nizam-e-Jamaat” by Abdul Noor Wahab Sahib, Zonal President, Koforidua.
A special address on the Waqf-e-Nau Scheme will be delivered by the Country Waqfe-Nau Coordinator Hafiz Maulvi Muhammed Saani. He is expected to encourage parents to enroll their children under the blessed Waqf-e-Nau scheme to safeguard their future.
In addition to these speeches, fraternal messages will be delivered.
The main Jalsa centre in Accra is expected to host about 5000 participants, while the other centres will host members in the zones.
Jalsa Salana is a unique event during which missionaries, intellectuals, and dignitaries deliver speeches to uplift the audience spiritually. The Convention has, over the years, been attended by top government officials and representatives from other muslim and Christian sects and the traditional religions.