For the First Time at Jalsa Salana


Although Jalsa Salana UK is now over, but with Jalsa Salana Germany coming up in a week’s time, the Jalsa season is not over. Some important events that happened for the first time at Markazi (central) Jalsas are presented below. We would appreciate if readers contribute to this list, which can be included in the list for future publication. (

1891: The first Jalsa Salana in Qadian

1891: The first tract announcing the Jalsa was published by the Promised Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas

1892: Hazrat Hakim Maulvi Nuruddinra delivered his first Jalsa Speech

1892: The first ever Majlis-e-Shura of the Jamaat held during Jalsa

1899: Al Hakam reported on the Jalsa for the first time

1905: Anjuman Karpardaz Masaleh Bahishti Maqbarah (Directorate for Bahishti Maqbarah) founded during Jalsa Salana

1906: Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmadra delivered his first Jalsa speech

1914: Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IIra addressed the Lajna in their part of the Jalsa Gah

1914: Lajna held their own proceedings parallel to the men’s proceedings of Jalsa Salana

1922: Lajna proceedings of Jalsa were managed by Lajna themselves for the first time

1926: An exhibition of handicrafts, prepared by Lajna, held during Jalsa

1928: Jalsa guests used the train to come to Qadian for the first time

1933: Jalsa held in the month of Ramadan for the first time

1934: The first industrial exhibition held during Jalsa

1934: Jalsa administration of Lajna set up departments

1936: Loudspeaker used for the first time

1938: The first speech of the Sair-e-Ruhani series by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIra delivered

1939: Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmadrh delivered his first Jalsa speech

1945: The first Lajna Majlis-e-Shura

1947: The first Jalsa Qadian where the Head of the Jamaat could not grace the occasion

1948: The first convoy from Pakistan to Qadian to participate in Jalsa

1949: The first Jalsa Salana Rabwah

1960: Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmadrh delivered his first Jalsa speech

1973: The first time that foreign guests travelled in the form of delegations

1982: The first international Majlis-e-Shura

1984: The Government of Pakistan banned Jalsa Salana (banned ever since)

1985: The first Jalsa Salana UK as central Jalsa of the Jamaat

1985: The first Jalsa Salana at Islamabad, Tilford Surrey

1989: Centenary Jalsa of the second century of the Jamaat

1991: The first Jalsa after the partition of India that was graced by Hazrat Khalifatul Masih (Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IVrh)

1992: The first Jalsa to be broadcast live via MTA          

1993: The first Aalmi (International) Bai‘at at the Jalsa Salana UK

2003: The first Jalsa Salana UK of Khilafat-e-Khamisa

2005: The first (and only) Jalsa Salana UK at Rushmoor Arena

2006: The first Jalsa Salana UK at Hadiqatul Mahdi, Alton (formerly known as Oakland Farm)

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