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Everything you need to know about the Jalsa Salana: The UK’s biggest Islamic convention

Over 30,000 Muslims gathered in Hampshire for the event.

Today wrapped up the three-day event of Jalsa Salana, which aims to promote Islam and challenge misinterpretations of the religion.

Here’s everything you need to know.

What is it?

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The annual event sees thousands of Muslims gather to share the Ahmadiyya Muslim message of unity and love.

This year, more than 30,000 Muslims from around the world travelled to Hampshire for the convention.

Who is it organised by?

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community, which was established in 1889 in India. The group was established in the UK in 1913, and now has 100 branches across Britain.

What happened at the event?

Ahmadi Muslims pledged allegiance to their Caliph, his holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad. Caliphs are spiritual leaders who lead the community.

One of the aims is “to help remove common misconceptions of Islam, and help create peace and tolerance”.


From Belfast Telegraph