Ahmadiyya Muslims Jama’at 36th Jalsa Salana held
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in The Gambia on Friday held its 36th Jalsa Salana (annual convention) at Masroor Senior Secondary School in Old Yumdum.
Addressing the convention, Amir Sahib Baba F Trawally, the Amir of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at of The Gambia revealed that this blessed and divine gathering started 121 years ago, that was on the 26th December 1891 by Hadhrat the promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi (the imam of the latter days) and was attended by 75 people.
He explained that the gathering is held annually all over the world including The Gambia, where the attendance is over 4000 people. The purpose of the Jalsa Salana, he said, is to teach and learn the noble practices and teachings of the pride of humanity.
According to him, the world is going through turbulent times in all fronts and no one is safe from these crises.He noted that the Muslim world is especially affected and if these crises are not properly checked a global catastrophe is inevitable.
Amir Trawally stated that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) appeared in the Sixth Century when the world was going through the same kind of disorder. “Through the perfect teaching of Islam he was able to establish peace, love and unity to magnitude never known in human history and with his excellent conduct and highest morals he would not have achieved it,” he revealed.
He pointed out that the diplomacy taught by the Holy Prophet Muhammad is based on truthfulness noting that truthfulness leads to virtue and attainable of paradise.
“It is the responsibility of every Muslim to ensure that these noble principles are established in this world,” he concluded.
The three-day gathering ends on Sunday.
Author: by Momodou Faal