More than 550,000 People Join Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Past Year

More than 550,000 People Join Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Past Year

August 30, 2014 Press Releases

48th Jalsa Salana UK taking place in Hampshire

Earlier today, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivered an annual report of the global activities and progress of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. His Holiness delivered the report during the second day of the 48th Jalsa Salana (Annual Convention) taking place at Hadeeqatul Mahdi in Hampshire.

During his report, His Holiness announced that more than 550,000 people had joined the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community during the past year.

He also announced that the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was now established in 206 countries of the world and that during the past year Ahmadi Muslim communities had been established in Belize and Uruguay for the very first time.

Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“The Quran has deemed the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as the ‘mercy for mankind’ – and his mercy and compassion was not limited to Muslims but encompasses every person, in every place, in every time.

Thus, the mission of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is to spread the mercy and compassion of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to the corners of the world.”

During the Jalsa Salana, His Holiness also raised the Flag of Ahmadiyyat Islam, whilst Rafiq Hayat, the National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the United Kingdom, raised the Union Jack.

The Convention is scheduled to conclude on Sunday afternoon with an address by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad. Various other speakers will also take to the stage.

Also on Sunday, an estimated 30,000 Ahmadi Muslims will pledge allegiance to the Khalifa (Caliph) in a ceremony known as ‘Bai’at’.

Millions of Ahmadi Muslims around the world will also take part in the ceremony whilst watching live on MTA International.