60th Jalsa Salana held in Mauritius

Mushtaq Sooltangos, Secretary Ishaat, Jamaat Mauritius

From 8 to 10 December 2023, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Mauritius held its 60th Jalsa Salana at the SVICC, Les Pailles, Mauritius.

The Jalsa began on Friday afternoon with the flag hoisting ceremony by Mohammad Aniff Muslam Sahib, Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Mauritius, followed by the Jummah prayer. Later in the afternoon, the live Friday Sermon of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa was watched on MTA International.

The three-day programme was marked out by speeches on various subjects. Various speeches were broadcast live on the YouTube channel of MTA Mauritius, and various departments of Jamaat Mauritius had their own stalls. Many other stalls were set up, such as Humanity First, Waqf-e-Nau, bookstall and a canteen. A devoted team, made up entirely of volunteers, served hot meals prepared on-site for the 2000 people present.

The Saturday afternoon session was reserved for non-Ahmadi guests. The theme of this session was #VoicesForPeace, a global campaign to end the war in Gaza, Ukraine and elsewhere and to establish lasting peace.

This year, the Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius, Honourable Louis Steven Obeegadoo and the Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Xavier Luc Duval, were the guests of honour. The session began with a recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by a poem.

The Leader of the Opposition, Honourable Xavier Luc Duval, in his speech on the occasion, expressed his solidarity with the Israeli and Palestinian civilians who are suffering from the current conflict. He recalled his meeting with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa during his visit to Mauritius in 2006. He was Minister of Government at the time, and he was impressed with Huzooraa.

The Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Steven Obeegadoo, who was attending his first Jalsa Salana, thanked the Jamaat for its role since 1915 in building the Mauritian nation. He commended the Jamaat’s #VoicesForPeace initiative and the need for world peace.

Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Mauritius, Muhammad Aniff Muslam Sahib then addressed the audience, thanking the 65 guests for their presence. After a brief introduction of the Jamaat, he spoke about the #VoicesForPeace campaign.

Many guests expressed gratitude for the invitation, highlighting the uniqueness of the Jalsa experience and their appreciation for Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V’saa analysis on achieving world peace.

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