Jalsa Salana UK 2017


Jalsa Salana UK 2017

Pledge of allegiance to the Caliph: With a participation of over 30,000 and tens of millions via satellite and webcast on Sunday

100 countries: Participants attend from more than 100 countries across the world (North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, South & East Asia, and Australasia)

Over 30K people: Largest Muslim Convention in the UK

51 years: Longest standing Muslim convention in the UK

The Caliph, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivers five speeches across the three days.

300,000 rotis (slices of Asian bread): All cooking is done on-site by volunteers. This includes the running of a bread factory that produces 300,000 rotis at a rate of 10,000 an hour; the kitchen cooks 270,000 meals (South Asian and European cuisine) across the three days

The Jalsa will be broadcast live on Muslim Television Ahmadiyya (MTA) on Sky Channel 787, the internet and translated into dozens of languages, including – English, Urdu, Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Turkish, Bosnian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Indonesian, Tamil, Malayalam & Swahili

Exhibitions on the community and human rights is held throughout the three days

5,000 volunteers: The gathering is organised exclusively by volunteers from across the UK (2,000 women and 3,000 men)

200 acres: The site is a Hampshire farm, which is turned into a global village in the two weeks prior to the event and taken down within a week. The facilities include accommodation, a kitchen that produces more than 270,000 meals and international bookshop, and a media centre

In the media

BBC News: Imam of London's Oldest Mosque on UK's Largest Muslim Convention

BBC News: Muslim Community Calls for Stronger Counter Extremism-Measures

BBC report on Jalsa UK 2016

ITV Coverage Jalsa UK 2014

Launch of the *BRAND NEW* website for the Review of Religions' exhibition at Jalsa Salana UK 2017.


Exhibition of a life-size replica of the Turin Shroud and the Sudarium of Oveido and the International Conference on the Turin Shroud

Unique Quran compilation project. Each verse written by a different person.

The completion of Al-Qalam project  which aims to produce a unique copy of the Holy Qur’an: one in which each verse has been penned by a different writer.

Register media interest

Information for media:

Dates: Friday 28 July – Sunday 30 July 2017.
Venue: Hadeeqatul Mahdi (Oakland Farm), Green Street, East Worldham, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3AU

If you plan on attending the event, then interviews can also be arranged at the venue. High resolution images taken at last year’s event are also available on request before the event.

To register for accreditation:

Please send your name, phone number, email, and the name of the organisation you represent.
Please state clearly whether you would like just a seat at the event, whether you want to do any interviews, or both.
Please bring photo identification on the day. Journalists bringing laptops will have access to the internet in the media centre on site.

Broadcasters are invited for filming of the proceedings and interviews and the venue is equipped with a media centre for journalists to make use of. Parking is available on site.

Attendees will be tweeting on the day and in the run up to the event using the hashtag #JalsaUK.


Please send an email to media@pressahmadiyya.com or info@pressahmadiyya.com with your requirements or questions. Please include your name, email, organisation and phone number.