Last Updated on 17th August 2021
Hazrat Amirul Momineen, Khalifatul Masih Vaa delivers the concluding address from the 55th Jalsa Salana UK
Hadeeqatul Mahdi, 8 August 2021:
At around 5 pm, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih Vaa arrived at the main Jalsa Gah, where he led the Zuhr and Asr prayers, followed by a funeral prayer for those Ahmadis who passed away during the past year.
Huzooraa then took a seat at the stage, accompanied by loud slogans of the unity of Allah [na‘ra-hae-takbir], and greeted everyone with assalamo alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. The concluding session then commenced with a recitation of the Holy Quran, followed by its Urdu translation from Tafsir-e-Saghir, both presented by Abdul Momin Tahir Sahib:
بِسۡمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحۡمٰنِ الرَّحِيۡمِ – نٓ وَ الۡقَلَمِ وَ مَا يَسۡطُرُوۡنَ – مَاۤ اَنۡتَ بِنِعۡمَةِ رَبِّكَ بِمَجۡنُوۡنٍ – وَ اِنَّ لَكَ لَاَجۡرًا غَيۡرَ مَمۡنُوۡنٍ – وَ اِنَّكَ لَعَلٰي خُلُقٍ عَظِيۡمٍ – فَسَتُبۡصِرُ وَ يُبۡصِرُوۡنَ – بِاَيِّكُمُ الۡمَفۡتُوۡنُ – اِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ اَعۡلَمُ بِمَنۡ ضَلَّ عَنۡ سَبِيۡلِهٖ ۪ وَ هُوَ اَعۡلَمُ بِالۡمُهۡتَدِيۡنَ – فَلَا تُطِعِ الۡمُكَذِّبِيۡنَ – وَدُّوۡا لَوۡ تُدۡهِنُ فَيُدۡهِنُوۡنَ – وَ لَا تُطِعۡ كُلَّ حَلَّافٍ مَّهِيۡنٍ – هَمَّازٍ مَّشَّآءٍۭ بِنَمِيۡمٍ – مَّنَّاعٍ لِّلۡخَيۡرِ مُعۡتَدٍ اَثِيۡمٍ – عُتُلٍّۭ بَعۡدَ ذٰلِكَ زَنِيۡمٍ – اَنۡ كَانَ ذَا مَالٍ وَّ بَنِيۡنَ – اِذَا تُتۡلٰي عَلَيۡهِ اٰيٰتُنَا قَالَ اَسَاطِيۡرُ الۡاَوَّلِيۡنَ – سَنَسِمُهٗ عَلَي الۡخُرۡطُوۡمِ–
“In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful. By the inkstand and [by] the pen and [by] that which they write, Thou art not, by the grace of thy Lord, a madman. And for thee, most surely, there is an unending reward. And thou dost surely possess high moral excellences. And thou wilt soon see and they too will see Which of you is afflicted [with madness]. Surely, thy Lord knows best those who go astray from His way, and He knows best those who follow guidance. So comply not with the wishes of those who reject [the truth]. They wish that thou shouldst be pliant so that they may [also] be pliant. And yield not to any mean swearer, backbiter, one who goes about slandering, forbidder of good, transgressor, sinful, ill-mannered and, in addition to that, of doubtful birth. This is because he possesses riches and children. When Our Signs are recited unto him, he says, ‘Stories of the ancients!’ We will brand him on the snout.” (Surah al-Qalam, Ch. 68, V. 1-17)
Next, an Arabic poem [qaseedah] of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas of Qadian, written in praise of His Master, the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa, was recited by Munir Odeh Sahib, followed by its Urdu translation which was presented by Ataul Momin Zahid Sahib. This was followed by an Urdu poem of the Promised Messiahas, also in praise of the Holy Prophetsa, recited by Hafeez Ahmad Sahib.
Next, Rafiq Ahmad Hayat Sahib, Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya UK, announced the names of the awardees of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Prize for Advancement of Peace for 2020 as well as 2021. The 2020 prize was awarded to Adi Patricia Roche, an Irish campaigner for peace, humanitarian aid and education. This year’s prize went to Dharma Master Cheng Yen, a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, teacher, and philanthropist.
Then, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa came to the podium and once again conveyed his salaam to everyone. He then recited, tashahud, ta‘awuz, Surah al-Fatihah and delivered a most powerful and faith-inspiring address on the rights of various sections of society, with reference to the teachings of the Holy Quran and the blessed examples and sayings of the Holy Prophetsa and the Promised Messiahas.
Huzooraa said, “We have firm faith that the Holy Quran’s teaching is perfect and complete and that without acting upon it, neither can the problems of the world be solved, nor can the rights of the various sections of society be established.”
While admonishing Ahmadis, he said, “There is absolutely no need to feel any guilt, or show any reluctance or have an inferiority complex when presenting this teaching to the outside world. We do not need to adopt the principles devised by the worldly people, nor do we need to adopt a defensive stance in this regard. On the contrary, in light of the teachings of the Holy Quran, we need to invite the secular people and the people who claim to be the standard-bearers of the rights of the various sections of society to follow us under the light of the Islamic teaching so that the rights of every section of society can be secured from every angle, and so that an atmosphere of true peace and security may be created and established the world over.”
Huzooraa then expounded on 1. the rights friends, 2. the rights of the sick, 3. the rights of orphans 4. the rights of confederates and those under a treaty and 5. the rights of combatants and said, “These are the rights, by establishing which, we can spread a spirit of peace and security in the society and the world. Otherwise, there is no guarantee of peace in the world. In particular, the rights of combatants that I have mentioned, if governments do not understand their responsibilities in this regard and do not fulfil the rights owed to others, then they should be ready for a world war, the destruction caused by which is beyond any imagination. May Allah the Exalted grant wisdom to these worldly governments and instead of feeding their egos, may they work towards saving humanity.”
In the end, Huzooraa led everyone in silent prayer and conveyed his salaam, after which some taranas were sung by various groups in different languages. One tarana was also presented from Kababir via a video link. Huzooraa also announced that according to the report, the collective attendance over the three days was 8,877, which included 6,709 men and 2,168 women.
Then, Huzooraa briefly addressed and prayed for the Ahmadis around the world, who were participating in the Jalsa Salana virtually and said, this new form of virtual participation of people from different parts of the world with varying time differences, was an extraordinary scene to behold.
Finally, Huzooraa bade farewell by conveying his salaam once more and Jalsa Salana UK 2021 came to a successful end.
(Report prepared by Al Hakam)