International Ahmadiyya Convention in Great Britain.
Posted on August 9th, 2016

By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at – Sri Lanka.

More than 35,000 delegates from over 90 countries are expected to attend the 50th Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, Annual Islamic Conference, holding in London, United Kingdom in a few days. The three day conference which will seek to increase religious knowledge, promote a sense of peace and tranquility will be declared opened by the Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, world-wide, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad on August 12, 2016.
Eminent speakers will also discuss a range of religious topics and their relevance to contemporary society. The Conference (Jalsa) will also be attended by a number of parliamentarians, civic leaders and diplomats from different countries who will address the gathering including journalists from all over the world. Vanguard – Facing the Kaabah will also be there with other national dailies such as The Guardian, National Mirror as well as Murhi International Television MITV and Television Continental TVC for live broadcast of proceedings from, the Alton, United Kingdom.
The event will also be broadcast live globally via satellite TV from the Muslim Television Ahmadiyya International with simultaneous translation in up to 13 languages.

The first United Kingdom annual convention was held in 1964 in Baitu Fazi Mosque, South, London with a few participants. It has since grown to over 30,000 participants from all over the world some years back at the 22 acre of land in Oakland farm, Hampshire.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was founded in 1889 in a small town Qadian, in Punjab, India.  Its founder, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) claimed to be the Promised Reformer of the age.  Ahmadiyyat   stands for the brotherhood of mankind and tries to establish peace on earth through love, persuasion and tolerance.  It is a spiritual organization and has no political agenda.

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