Tune into MTA on Tuesday 28th December 2010 at 10.30 GMT for a live broadcast of the concluding address delivered by Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V.
This will be repeated at 17.20 & 23.00 and on Wednesday 29th December at 03.25 (GMT)
for a full list of timings for special programmes showing on the occasion of Jalsa Salana Qadian 2010.
Jalsa Salana is a term that may be often heard. Literally it simply means Annual Convention, yet its significance and meaning are somewhat deeper. It is a regular event of every country in which the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has a branch and it is an occasion for all the members of the Community to gather together in an environment of brotherhood and to share and give and mutually enhance spiritual awareness.
As an institution in its own right it was established by the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, in 1891. According to him, the primary purpose of such an annual gathering was the enhancement of religious knowledge in addition to secondary benefits of strengthening the bonds of fraternity within the Community. The first ‘Jalsa Salana’ that was held had an attendance of just 75 people yet some 115 years later the Community has such Conventions in over 150 countries in the world with attendances of up to 70,000 people at each of these Conventions. Even still however, the purposes and significance of the Convention have remained true to the initial aims as explained by the founder of the Community.