Abbas bin Suleman
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Eswatini (Swaziland) successfully held its 2nd Jalsa Salana on 30 March 2019.
The Jalsa was organised in Hlatikulu, Magele at our mosque, where 155 Jamaat members and guests assembled for the Jalsa. A delegation of 9 members from South Africa, led by the Amir and Missionary In-charge Mansoor Ahmad Zahid Sahib, attended the Jalsa, the theme of which was Ensuring Discipline in Society; The Role of Religion. Several external guests also graced the event with their presence.
The Jalsa started with Tahajud prayers, which was followed by a dars on the importance and blessings of Salat. Fajr prayer was led by Amir Sahib followed by another short dars from the Holy Quran.
The main sitting of the Jalsa was marked by several speeches. Amir Sahib gave his keynote address on the theme of the Jalsa. Mr Ahmad Abdullah Opoku from Limmpopo province of South Africa delivered a speech on Th e long-awaited messiah has come. Among other topics, speeches covered Islam and hygiene and Should Islam really be feared?
Some guests who were invited were given space to say a few words. Th ey all spoke highly of the Jamaat and requested that the Jamaat should organise more of such gatherings so that they can learn more about Islam as they were lacking the true knowledge of Islam as a religion.
Alhamdolillah, the Jalsa was a success on all fronts despite initial anxieties due to a backlash from a local pastor and persons of infl uence.
By the grace of Allah and with the prayers of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah be his Helper, the Jalsa proved to be a landmark in the history of Ahmadiyyat in Swaziland. Alhamdolillah!