Friday, 26 October 2018, Saint Prix, France:
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya France will be holding their 26th Jalsa Salana at Baitul Ata, Trie Chateaux – a site owned by the Jamaat in the beautiful countryside of France, spanning over 33 acres. This Jalsa is unique for Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya France as for the first time, Majlis Ansarullah, Lajna Imaillah and Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya will also be holding their Ijtemas at the Jalsa Salana. Thus, the 26th Jalsa Salana of France will be intertwined with three separate Ijtemas as well.
The location of the Jalsa Salana is at the Baitul Ata site in northern France (a 40-minute drive from the Jamaat headquarters in Saint Prix) which is a large area complete with numerous halls to hold the various sessions, several fields where marquees have been set up and ample parking to accommodate up to 500 cars. By the grace of Allah, the site facilities enable the Lajna to carry out their Jalsa and Ijtema proceedings exclusively with plenty of indoor and outdoor space.
Over 30 different nationalities and ethnicities of Jamaat members comprise the Jamaat in France, including French, Moroccan, Pakistani, Algerian, Bengali and many other African countries. This means that the Jalsa will truly have a true multicultural feel. Due to the various nationalities of Ahmadi brothers and sisters attending the Jalsa, the common language will be French, and most part of the sessions will also be in French.
The first speech of Jalsa Salana France will be delivered by Ashfaq Rabbani Sahib, Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya France, on The Blessings of Khilafat-e-Khamisa followed by an array of speakers delivering speeches on various topics. Other speakers include Naseer Ahmad Shahid Sahib, Usama Maqsood Sahib, Bilal Akbar Sahib, Saeed Haddoui Sahib, Asif Arif Sahib, Abdul Ghani Sahib, Omar Ahmad Sahib, M Kone Idrissa and Maqsud-ur-Rahman Sahib. The topics cover subjects ranging from The Teachings of Islam Ahmadiyyat to Islam’s Response to Contemporary Issues.
The second day of Jalsa Salana France will witness the historic event of Majlis Ansarullah, Lajna Imaillah and Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya holding their respective Ijtemas from 9am-1pm at the Jalsa Salana site.
The concluding session is set to take place on the afternoon of Sunday, 28 October 2018.