Mansoor Ahmed Mubashir, France Correspondent
As is done every year, many local Jamaats in France organised Musleh-e-Maud Day Jalsas to commemorate the life and achievements of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud, Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad, may Allah be pleased with him, which was the fulfilment of a great prophecy for the truthfulness of Islam.
Across France, a large Jalsa of all the regions of Ile de France was held at the national headquarters in Mubarak Mosque, Saint Prix. Other cities in which the Jalsas were held were Beuvrage, Strasbourg, Chelles, Lyon, Caen, Besançon. More than 400 Ahmadis participated in these Jalsas across the country.
The Jalsa would include the recitation of the Holy Quran and its translation in French and Urdu, the words of the Green Announcement both in French and Urdu, followed by speeches on the topic. The speeches and presentations were presented by both missionaries and other members of the Jamaat in French and Urdu.
In the Jalsas of Ile de France and Strasbourg, the translations of the speeches were simultaneous. Jamaat Strasbourg organised its Jalsa in their newly built Mahdi Mosque; it was their first of many, Insha-Allah.
After the Jalsa, the local secretary tarbiyyat Strasbourg organised a very interesting quiz competition between two teams about the life of Hazrat Musleh-e-Maud, may Allah be pleased with him.
Jamaat Lyon organised its Jalsa in the newly rented mission house while other Jamaats held their Jalsas in local Ahmadi houses. Jamaat Lyon also distributed 48 food packs for the homeless people during this month to fulfill one of the signs mentioned in the prophecy of the Green Announcement.
We kindly request the readers of Al Hakam to pray for the progress of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya France.