Tahir Ahmed Bhatti, Germany Correspondent
As we approach the dates for Jalsa Salana Germany, the preparations are surfacing and transforming into a giant event.
The frequency of meetings of different sections and departments of Jalsa is increasing and the headquarters of the Ahmadiyya Jamaat in Germany – BaitusSubuh, Frankfurt – is hosting a new team with every coming day.
The duties of accommodation, security, Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, publication and external affairs are all practically visible and all offices are fully active in Jalsa arrangements.
MTA International Germany studios’ volunteers are busy day and night and instead of sleeping, the staff, both young and old, work diligently from the early hours of the morning till deep into the night.
Al Hakam spoke to Afsar Jalsa Salana, Mohammed Ilyas Majoka Sahib who is currently working between the Jalsa Gah at Karlsruhe and Baitus-Subuh, Frankfurt, organising arrangments for Hazrat Amirul Momineen’saa arrival and the arrival of the thousands of guests of the Promised Messiahas.
He informed us that preparations are being made with an expected figure of around 40,000 participants. Alongside arrangements for Jalsa Salana, the arrival of Huzoor’saa entourage, their welcome, stay, mulaqats, security and many more issues must be meticulously taken care of and these of course require the finest level of precision and coordination.
Afsar Jalsa Salana said that he and his team are totally depending on the help and succour of Allah and the prayers of Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa.
This year, another challenging task ahead of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Germany is that normally, the Jamaat is given responsibility of the venue almost a week before the Jalsa dates. While the same is the case this year, however the main hall is being handed over to the Jalsa administration only 36 hours before Jalsa. Nonetheless, the teams in Germany are working hard to make things smooth on a minute by minute basis this year.
The local Jamaat is currently liaising with the local administration, security and fire brigade teams, for coordinating parking arrangements for over 4,000 vehicles.
As far as preparations and arrangements are concerned, we are aware of our weaknesses and limitations, however our sights are set on Allah, Whose support and help we witness every year, rather every day.
We eagerly anticipate welcoming our guests from different countries of the world and request the readers of Al Hakam to pray for a successful Jalsa.