Jalsa Salana UK 2018

JALSA SALANA UK 2018

Islam – A religion of Terror or Peace?
Find out at Britain’s Biggest Muslim Convention!

PRESS RELEASE

THOUSANDS FLOCK TO THE UK SEEKING ISLAMIC CALIPHATE

– 30,000 Muslims from 100 countries congregate to pledge allegiance to Islamic Caliphate.
– Caliph to address crowds on the key issues facing Muslims today.
– Largest ever Islamic gathering of Muslims in the UK over three days.

Muslims to unite against ‘Muhammad Cartoon Contest’

In response to the ‘Muhammad Cartoon Competition’ announcement by Dutch Politician Geert Wilders, Muslims in the UK will wage a “Jihad of the Pen” by holding a ‘Muhammad Speech Contest’ at UK’s biggest Muslim Convention, on Saturday 4 August.

Shroud experts hit back at 'forgery' claim at UK's largest Muslim convention

Four of the world’s foremost experts on the Turin Shroud will come together at the UK’s largest Muslim convention to counter recent claims the famous piece of linen cloth is fake.

Features of the Jalsa


Pledge of allegiance to the Caliph
With a participation of over 35,000 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, North Africa, South & East Asia, and Australasia)

Over 35K people:
The largest annual Muslim Convention in the UK

The Jalsa will be broadcast live 
on Muslim Television Ahmadiyya (MTA) on Sky Channel 708, the internet and translated into dozens of languages, including – English, Urdu, Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Turkish, Bosnian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Indonesian, Tamil, Malayalam & Swahili

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


300,000 nan 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

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 an international bookshop and a media centre.

Exhibitions to look forward

Turin shroud exhibition

Unveiling the mystery of the past

The Turin Shroud exhibition centres around a life-size replica of the Turin Shroud, argued by some to be the actual burial cloth of Jesus (as), used after the crucifixion. At the exhibition will be a host of the leading academics on the Shroud, many of whom worked on it since its discovery.

Islam in the east

Journeys along the Silk Road Exhibition

It will showcase some of the rarest Qur’anic manuscripts and artifacts in the world, as well as exhibits by master of calligraphy Haji Noor Deen and renowned photographer of the Muslim world Peter Sanders.

The al-Qalam Project

Penning the Word of GOD

It is in its third year and is the first project of its kind. It aims to produce a unique copy of the Holy Qur’an in which each verse has been penned by a different person. The project has been taken to countries around the world and now returns to the UK. Those who attend the exhibition are asked to pen a single verse under the instruction of a professional calligrapher.

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ITV Coverage Jalsa UK 2014

Register media interest

Information for media:

Dates: Friday 3rd August – Sunday 5th August 2018.
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.

Register

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.