Kashif Virk, Missionary Jamaat Sweden
The 27th Jalsa Salana Sweden was held at Nasir mosque in Gothenburg from 14 to 15 of September 2019.
The theme of this year’s Jalsa was “The Advent of the Promised Messiahas”. The speeches revolved around this theme. Topics of the speeches covered the purpose of the Promised Messiah’sas advent, his claims, his teachings, his prophecies and miracles shown in his support.
Agha Yahya Khan Sahib, Missionary-in-Charge Sweden, spoke about the need of the hour and how the Promised Messiahas brought invaluable divine guidance at a time of spiritual and religious darkness.
All of the proceedings were simultaneously being translated into Swedish and Urdu language. By the grace of Allah Almighty, the theme was very timely and appreciated, particularly by the youth. It increased the awareness of the immense divine blessings, which Allah the Almighty showers on this Jamaat.
A total of four sessions were held at the Jalsa. The second session on Saturday was attended by foreign guests, among whom were prominent politicians of Gothenburg city, a police officer, a university professor and a religious representative. They were introduced to the Jamaat and briefed about the ongoing persecution of Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan and elsewhere. The session also included a speech entitled “The Promised Messiahas and the concept of Jihad”, which was much appreciated. Some of the guests addressed the Jalsa and praised the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for promoting peace, harmony and knowledge in society, as well as for the motto “Love for all, hatred for none”.
On the evening of the first day, a question and answer session was held and members were invited to ask questions to a panel consisting of Missionaries.
The proceedings of Jalsa Salana Sweden were broadcast live on Youtube by MTA Sweden Studios, Alhamdolillah. Many interesting documentaries about the activities of Jamaat Sweden were shown, as well as thought-provoking panel discussions with eminent guests. Greetings from all over the world for the Jalsa were received and read out to the viewers.
Members of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Sweden reside in all parts of the country. Many travelled from north of Sweden and covered a distance of nearly 1,500 kilometers by road. For many members who have recently arrived from Pakistan, this was the first ever Jalsa Salana they had attended.