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122 years of knowing 'the signs'

The 122nd annual convention (Jalsa Salana) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community here began here with the unfurling of the community's flag followed by the recitation of the Holy Quran at 10.00 am this morning at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Ground.

punjab Updated: Dec 27, 2013 23:46 IST
Kamaljit Singh Kamal
Kamaljit Singh Kamal
Hindustan Times

The 122nd annual convention (Jalsa Salana) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community here began here with the unfurling of the community's flag followed by the recitation of the Holy Quran at 10.00 am this morning at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Ground.

The first session of the convention was chaired by Maulana Muhammad Inam Ghaori,the chief secretary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community,India. He said that the foundation of this very convention was laid down by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian,the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community,in 1891 AD. He further said that the delegates should spend these three days of the convention in worship and rememberance of Almighty Allah.He motivated the participants of this unique and blessed gathering that apart from their spiritual development they should endeavour to play their part in the development of their country as well.

On the first day,addressing the gathering,Maulana Munir Ahmad Khadim,the secretary of religious training said that we find innumerable proofs of the existence of Almighty Allah and tens of thousands of signs of His recognition.He said that the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community drew attention of the people towards eight ways that help people recognize and have union with the Almighty Allah.

Addressing the delegates,Maulana Hameed Kausar described the salient features of the holy Prorhet (P.B.U.H.).He said that the peace treaty at Hudabiyya is a great example of the peace loving nature of the Holy Prorhet (PBUH).He accepted all the unfavourable conditions laid by his enemies only seeking peace and harmony.He was truly peace and love personified.

The first session of the convention was attended by more than 20,000 people from all over the world.Hundreds of volunteers discharged their respective dutiesefficiently serving the guests.