Karlsruhe, 4 July: The tradition of Jalsa Salana facilities being inspected by Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa was upheld once again earlier this evening.
Amirul Momineen, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmadaa graciously examined the entire Jalsa Germany facilities, guiding the organisers in various matters.
Huzooraa arrived at the Messe Karlsruhe – the German Jalsa Gah – a few minutes past 8pm. A short while after his arrival, Huzooraa was received by Amir Sahib Germany, Afsar Jalsa Salana, Afsar Jalsa Gah and other officials of the 44th Jalsa Salana Germany to inspect the entire Jalsa site.
Huzooraa and his entourage walked through part of the Jalsa site’s main corridor – the corridor that works as the main vein of the Germany Jalsa Gah and who many of us are now familiar with – after which the entourage headed towards the Langar Khana area via cars.
Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa thoroughly inspected the kitchen and met with the cooks, enquiring about the quality of meat, vegetables and food in general. Thereafter, Huzooraa examined the kitchen stores.
Adjacent to the Langar area are private tents where families have temporarily settled to reside for the duration of the 3-day event. Here, Huzooraa passed through the crowd of dwellers who were buzzing with excitement. Huzooraa ensured that they were being looked after and were being provided with the best facilities possible in a makeshift arrangement like Jalsa Salana. One fortunate family was that of Muhammad Bashir Sahib of Darmstadt whose tent Huzooraa blessed with his footsteps and thorough examination.
After visiting the Lajna side of the Jalsa site, which has an equal amount of preparation and effort behind it as the men’s side, Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa visited MTA International’s Germany Studios, which had just about finished setting up their makeshift Jalsa studios. Next to the studios, this year, is a marquee housing MTA offices, editing suites and graphics studios – a makeshift facility where all material to be shown on MTA during the course of the three days is being prepared. Huzooraa visited the part allocated for MTA operations and inspected the facilities where MTA staff will be working day and night to bring viewers as close to the Jalsa atmosphere as possible. This marquee was also blessed by the footsteps of Huzooraa.
During Huzoor’saa short stay in the MTA compound, the workers of MTA could be seen energised with the presence of their blessed Imamaa; the energy that every Jalsa worker thrives upon for the days and nights that demand an energetic drive to sail through.
From the MTA compound, Huzooraa walked to the adjacent plot where marquees have been set up for exhibitions, book stalls and other hubs of various Jamaat departments, for example, Jamia Ahmadiyya, Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, Al Fazl International, Rishta Nata, Waqf-e-Arzi, IAAAE and Humanity First. At the Humanity First exhibition, Huzoor’saa keen interest in charitable activities was evident from the amount of time he spent at their marquee. It is, after all, under Huzoor’saa guidance that all humanitarian projects take place through Humanity First.
As Huzooraa walked throughout the Jalsa site, scores of devoted Ahmadis flocked on either side to catch a glimpse of their beloved Imamaa and raised slogans of “Allahu-Akbar”, invigorating the entire atmosphere.
This inspection of the Jalsa site was followed by Hazrat Amirul Momineen’saa address which he delivered in the main Jalsa Gah to those on duty.
After the recitation of Surah al-Baqarah, verses 149-151 and its Deutsch and Urdu translations, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa addressed the duty holders.
After tashahud and ta’awuz, Huzooraa said that many weeks, or months rather, prior to the Jalsa Salana, work commences on this convention. The larger Jamaats are fortunate that in a short period of time, it is possible through their efforts to achieve huge tasks. Huzooraa said that within 36 hours the Jalsa Gah was prepared – something that had initially worried Afsar Jalsa Gah. Huzooraa said that this was achieved very successfully and this was a result of our Ahmadis having exceptional qualities like jinns.
Another blessing upon Ahmadi volunteers is that Allah blesses them and He enables them out of His sheer grace to overcome all hurdles.
Huzooraa prayed that Allah helped all workers and volunteers in the Jalsa period and thereafter, during the wind-up phase.
During these days, Huzooraa said, it is incumbent to remember that duties should not be taken to compensate for prayers. All prayers should be said on time.
Aside from this, Huzooraa reminded everyone to treat others in a decent fashion and display an excellent conduct, no matter the department; this is for both men and women. Irrespective of the fatigue that workers may experience, everyone should display the best conduct towards others.
After these words, Huzooraa led the congregation in silent prayer, before heading back to his residence in preparation for Maghrib and Isha prayers.
We remind our readers that this inspection by Hazrat Khalifatul Masihaa formally inaugurates the Jalsa duties. All those blessed with the honour of serving in any capacity at this year’s Jalsa were present to listen to the address.
Photos courtesy of MTA International, Germany Studios