The Jalsa Salana (The Annual National Convention) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Ghana, which was put on hold in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic two years ago, resumes today at the Bagh-e-Ahmad, at Pomadze, near Winneba.
Under the theme “Promoting Justice and Social Cohesion – The Islamic Example”; the convention is expected to be attended by nearly 30,000 Ahmadi Muslims from all the 16 regions of Ghana, and delegations from neighbouring Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cote D’ivoire and Burkina Faso.
Preceding the formal opening was Tahajjud (pre-dawn congregation) at 4.00 am at the venue of the convention.
This was followed by a presentation on the importance of Jalsa as stated by the Promised Messiah and Mahdi, the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Community, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad peace be upon him, delivered by Maulvi Abu Bashir Donkoh, Gomoa East Zonal Missionary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Ghana.
At the first Jalsa held in Qadian, India, in 1891 it was attended by 75 participants.
On that occasion, the Promised Messiah said, ‘It is essential for all those who can afford to undertake the journey, that they must come to attend this Convention which embodies many blessed objectives. They should disregard minor inconveniences in the cause of Allah and His prophet (peace be upon him). Allah yields reward to the sincere persons at every step of their way, and no labour and hardship, undertaken in His way, ever goes to waste. I re-emphasize that you must not rank this convention in the same league as other ordinary, human assemblies. This is a phenomenon that is based purely on the Divine Help, for propagation of Islam.’
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