Jalsa Salana Sri Lanka 2023 takes place in Pasyala

A.  Abdul Aziz, Sri Lanka Correspondent
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Photo Courtesy AMJ Sri Lanka

The Jalsa Salana of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Sri Lanka was held on 29 October 2023, at the Baitul Basit Mosque in Pasyala, chaired by Markaz representative, Additional Wakilul Tabshir Abdul Majid Tahir Sahib.

To mark the event, the Tahajjud prayer was held, followed by the Fajr prayer and Holy Quran dars.

Prior to the main programme, flag hoisting was done by Abdul Majid Tahir Sahib, followed by silent prayer.

The main event started at 9:30am with the recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by an Urdu poem and a welcome address by the National President, S Nizam Khan Sahib, who highlighted the establishment of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pasyala, wherein he mentioned the inauguration of the Baitul Basit Mosque, which was inaugurated two days prior.

Ahmadiyyat in Pasyala was established through the late Ubaidullah Sahib who faced a lot of opposition in the beginning.

markaz guest, Sir Iftikhar Ayaz Sahib, detailed in his speech the history and objectives of Jalsa Salana as outlined by the Promised Messiahas.

The National President, S Nizam Khan Sahib, also delivered an address in Sinhala on the true concept of jihad.

There were addresses on topics such as the spiritual revolution created by the Promised Messiahas, the institution of Wasiyyat, the existence of God, faith-inspiring incidents of Khulafa-e-Ahmadiyyat, and the blessed life of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa.

The concluding address was delivered on the system of Wasiyyat, by Abdul Majid Tahir Sahib.

Urdu addresses were translated into the local Tamil language. Urdu nazm and group qaseedah were also part of the Jalsa. The day-long Jalsa concluded with a vote of thanks by the National President, followed by a silent prayer led by Abdul Majid Tahir Sahib.

Ahmadi men, women and children from all parts of the country attended the Jalsa and their number exceeded 1,000.

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