Brussels, 14 September
The 25th Jalsa Salana of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Belgium commenced today when Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa hoisted Liwa-e-Ahmadiyyat (the Ahmadiyya Flag) in the grounds of Groot-Brijgaarden, just outside the Belgian capital of Brussels. This prestigious ceremony was followed by the Friday Sermon of Huzooraa delivered in the Jalsa Gah.
Huzooraa, on his way back from Germany, had arrived in Belgium on Wednesday, 12 September at 2pm local time. Huzooraa was received by hundreds of members of Jamaat Belgium in Alken – a town about 85 miles from Brussels – to inaugurate a newly built mosque. Huzooraa unveiled the inaugural plaque and led the congregation in silent prayer, after which he led the Zuhr and Asr prayers in the same mosque.
Since his arrival in Belgium, hundreds of members of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Belgium have had the blessed opportunity to have a mulaqat with their beloved Imam.
The flag hoisting ceremony and the Friday Sermon were broadcast live on MTA International. Huzoor’s address to the Lajna (ladies) and his concluding address will also be broadcast live on MTA on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. These addresses will be the highlights of this year’s Jalsa Salana Belgium.
A total of five sessions comprise the three-day Jalsa where scholars of the Jamaat will also deliver speeches on a variety of topics; ranging from The Existence of God, Financial Sacrifice in the Way of Allah, Propagation of Islam through Ahmadiyyat, Excellence in Matrimonial Life, Martyrs of Ahmadiyyat, A Strong Relation with Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya, The System of Wasiyyat and The Impact of Social Evils.