Qaisar Mahmood Tahir
President & missionary in-charge Haiti
On 23 and 24 March, Jamaat Haiti held their third Jalsa Salana.
Preparations for the event began three months in advance with visits to various local chapters informing members of the importance of the annual convention. 15 members were trained specifically for the administration of Jalsa this year. With the grace of Allah, the Jalsa was a success, with a total attendance of 158, including 22 non-Ahmadi guests.
We were fortunate that the Jamaat was sent a special message by Hazrat Amirul Momineen, Khalifatul Masih Vaa. In his message, Huzooraa said:
“… During the Jalsa, in addition to the obligatory prayers (Salat) and voluntary worship (Nawafil), you should remain constantly engaged in the remembrance of Allah. Your thoughts should be pure and your attention should be directed towards Allah the Almighty.”
Huzooraa went on to say:
“I urge you to listen regularly to my Friday sermons and my addresses at other important functions and events. This will not only increase your knowledge and understanding of the true beliefs and teachings of Islam, but will also enable you to strengthen your attachment and loyalty to the blessed institution of Khilafat.”
Advising the attendees of Jalsa about the unique qualities of the blessing we have in the form of Khilafat, Huzooraa said:
“Today, the task of the revival of Islam and indeed the attainment of world peace can only be achieved by adhering to the system of Khilafat. Therefore, you should always uphold this noble institution and ensure that you and your future generations always remain within the blessed guidance, shelter and protection of Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya.”