The 14th Jalsa Salana of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Madagascar was held on 12 and 13 October at their headquarters in Andavamamba, Antananarivo. This year’s Jalsa Salana was attended by a total of 601 participants of which 8 were from overseas.
The Jalsa Salana opened with congregational Tahajud and Fajr prayers. At 11:30am, the flag hoisting ceremony was held with Moussa Taujoo Sahib, Amir Jamaat Mauritius hoisting the Liwa-e-Ahmadiyyat [flag of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya] which was followed by the Friday prayers.
Then at 3pm all members listened to the live Friday Sermon of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih, may Allah be his helper.
The third session started at around 5pm with the recitation of the Holy Quran. The two speakers of this third session were missionary Mudassir Ahmed Sahib and Ahmad Khan Naseem Sahib who spoke on The Rights of Women as Established by Islam, in Malagasy and Urdu languages respectively.
After Maghrib and Isha prayers, there was a question and answer session presided by Mudassir Ahmed Sahib.
The second day started with congregational Tahajud and Fajr prayers and Dars of the Holy Quran. The proceedings of the second day were split into two sessions; one in the morning and another in the afternoon.
Speeches in the morning session were on the topics of The Responsibilities of Parents and the Tarbiyat of their Children and The Concept of Veil in Islam delivered by Muallim Abdou Rouhamani Sahib and missionary Jabbar Nadeem Sahib respectively.
After a break for Zuhr and Asr prayers followed by lunch, the second session commenced with recitation of verses of the Holy Quran and Urdu poem. This was followed by short speeches given by two distinguished guests attending the Jalsa.
Then Mujeeb Ahmad Sahib, missionary in-charge Madagascar presented the activity report of the year followed by an address of Amir Sahib Mauritius.
This was followed by a press conference where representatives of the media asked questions concerning the objectives of Jalsa Salana and the rights of women in Islam.
The Jalsa Salana came to a close with the Zuhr and Asr prayers.
The Jalsa Salana was covered by two television channels, two radio channels and seven newspapers. An estimated 7 million people received our message.