Jalsa Salana Switzerland 2016

About Jalsa Salana

The Jalsa Salana is the three-day annual convention of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat. Regularly held since 1983, this year it takes place for the 37th time in Switzerland and is thus the largest regular meeting of Muslims in this country.

The history of this event goes back to 1891, when the founder of the reform movement, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani(as), called out Jalsa Salana for the first time in Qadian (India). Since then it has firmly established itself in many countries of the world. For example, the Jalsa Salana in Germany and England, with over 30,000 participants each, are the largest Muslim gatherings in Europe.




Purpose of Jalsa Salana

„The primary purpose of this Convention is to enable every sincere individual to personally experience religious benefits; They may enhance their knowledge and –due to their being blessed and enabled by Allah, The Exalted- their perception [ of Allah ] may progress. Among its secondary benefits is that this congregational meeting together will promote mutual introduction among all brothers, and it will strengthen the fraternal ties within this Community.“ (Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad QadianiAS - Majmoo‘ah Ishtiharat Band I, S. 340)

"The aim and purpose of the Jalsa is for the members of our Jamaat to make such a change in themselves that their hearts turn completely to the Hereafter. They should develop the fear of God in themselves and become models of virtue, respect for God and compassion for others. They should prove mutual love and brotherhood to each other. They should be gentle, humble and true and ready to spread the faith." (Roohani Khazain, Band 6, Shahadatul Quran, S.394)

Muslime beim Gebet


Jalsa Salana Switzerland 2016

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat is an Islamic reform community founded in 1889 by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad(as) from Qadian India (1835-1908), - who claimed God's command to be Promised Messiah and Mahdi of Islam for all mankind prophesied by the Holy Prophet Muhammad(saw). His task from Allah was not to found a new religion, but to revive Islam in its original peaceful form and to reform the Muslims.

The community is one of the largest Islamic organizations in Switzerland. The first German translation of the Holy Quran (1954) and the construction of the first mosque in Switzerland (Mahmud Mosque Zurich, 1963) are considered pioneering achievements. The main concern is also to clear up superstitions and errors introduced by people and to eliminate prejudices against Islam through enlightenment. Away from blind fanaticism, it rejects all violence and terror in the name of religion.



The Worldwide Head

The fifth caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad(atba) occupies a unique position in the world of Islam, for it is he who, as the purely spiritual head of all Ahmadi Muslims, has a theological authority that has reached global proportions for tens of millions of followers far beyond national borders. The Caliph who presides over a purely spiritual Caliphate is the successor of Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani(as), reformer of the Latter Days. The current Caliph is a graduate agricultural economist and spent several years of his life in Ghana/Africa under the auspices of the "Nusrat Jahan Scheme". There he supervised various development aid projects. After his return he worked in various institutions of the community. In 2003 His Holiness was elected the fifth Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat. He is strongly committed to international and interdenominational peace and repeatedly calls on the international community to establish a humane society based on tolerance and justice.

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad


37th Jalsa Salana Switzerland Promotion Video

Program

The program consists mainly of daily prayers, lectures and poems (recited a capella). The detailed program as PDF can be found here.

  • 11.00

    Registration

  • 12.00

    Lunch

  • 13.15

    Friday Sermon & Asr prayer

  • Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad

    14.00

    Friday sermon delivered by His Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V(atba)

    MTA Live-transmission
  • 16.30

    Flag hoisting

  • 16.40

    Recitation of the Holy Quran & translation

  • 16.50

    Poem

  • 17.00

    Opening address (Message of His Holiness) & silent prayer

    Representative of Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih V(atba)
  • Mr. Mohammad Wafa

    17.20

    Allah's Endorsement of the Jamaat

    Speech in Urdu by Mr. Wafa Mohammad, Imam of Mahmud Mosque Zürich & General secretary der AMJ Switzerland
  • 17.50

    Poem

  • Mr. Shahid Iqbal

    18.00

    The hard-working one is Allah's friend

    Speech in German by Mr. Shahid Iqbal, Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Switzerland
  • 18.45

    Dinner

  • 19.45

    Maghrib & Isha prayers

  • 05.305

    Tahajjud prayer

  • 06.10

    Fajr prayer & Darsul-Quran

  • 08.00

    Breakfast

  • 10.30

    Recitation of the Holy Quran & translation

  • 10.40

    Poem

  • Mr. Irfan Ahmad Thaker

    10.50

    The islamic veil

    Speech in Urdu by Mr. Irfan Ahmed Thaker, Imam & Theologian of the AMJ Switzerland
  • Mr. Imtiaz Ahmad Shaheen

    11.20

    Prayer - a means to inner satisfaction

    by Mr. Imtiaz Ahmad Shaheen, Imam & Theologian of the AMJ Germany
  • 11.50

    Introduction of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat for the guests

  • Mr. Ataul-haque Lujo Mikulicic

    12.00

    Should Islam really be feared?

    Speech in German by Mr. Ataul-Haque Lujo Mikulicic
  • 12.30

    Q&A session (German)

  • 13.00

    Lunch

  • 14.40

    Zohr & Asr prayers

  • 15.00

    Recitation of the Holy Quran & translation

  • 15.10

    Poem

  • Mr. Abdul Wahab Tayyab

    15.20

    The Love of Companions for the Holy Prophet Muahmmad(saw)

    Speech in Urdu by Mr. Abdul Wahab Tayyab, Imam of Nuur Mosque & Theologian of AMJ Switzerland
  • 15.50

    Poem

  • 16.00

    Importance & Blessings of Dedicating Life to the Service of Religion

    Speech in Urdu by Mr. Faheem Ahmad Khan, Imam & Theologian of AMJ Switzerland
  • Mr. Said Arif

    16.30

    Kalifat - Guarantor for the unity of the Ummah

    Speech in Urdu by Mr. Said Arif, Imam of Khadija Mosque in Berlin & Theologian of AMJ Germany
  • 17.00

    Q&A session (Urdu)

  • 18.15

    Dinner

  • 19.45

    Maghrib & Isha prayers

  • 10.30

    Recitation of the Holy Quran & translation

  • 10.40

    Poem

  • 10.50

    The role of parents in the education of children

    Speech in Urdu by Mrs Khalida Iqbal
  • 11.10

    Social Media - A guide for young people

    Speech in German by Ms Arooj Majid
  • 11.30

    Solution for domestic and social problems from an Islamic point of view and creation of a paradisiacal environment

    Speech in Urdu by Dr. Zaitoon Qazi - President of the women's organisation Lajna Imaillah Switzerland
  • 05.30

    Tahajjud prayer

  • 06.10

    Fajr prayer & Darsul-Quran

  • 08.00

    Breakfast

  • 10.30

    Recitation of the Holy Quran & translation

  • 10.40

    Poem

  • 10.50

    It is our duty to proclaim in all directions

    Speech in German by Mr. Talha Tarnutzer, National Secretary Waqf-e-Nau of AMJ Switzerland
  • 11.20

    Trade rules in the light of the Holy Quran

    Speech in Urdu by Mr. Rahmatullah Bandesha, Lecturer at Jamia Ahmadiyya - Institute for Islamic Theology and Languages Germany
  • 11.50

    Poem

  • event speaker

    12.00

    The attainment of Paradise in this world

    Speech in Urdu by Mr. Muhammad Ahmad Rashid, Imam in charge & Theologian of AMJ Switzerland
  • event speaker

    12.30

    Life and character of Promised Messiah(as)

    Speech in German by Mr. Walid Tariq Tarnutzer, Amir / President of AMJ Switzerland
  • 13.15

    Lunch

  • 14.40

    Zohr & Asr-Gebete

  • 15.00

    Recitation of the Holy Quran & translation

  • 15.150

    Poem

  • 15.25

    Award ceremony for academic achievements

  • 15.35

    Concluding Address and Dua (silent prayer)

    Representative of Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih V(atba)

The Speakers

At the Jalsa Salana, top-class speakers will have their say. Important religious and social topics are presented in the light of the Holy Qur'an, the traditions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad(saw) and the sayings of the Promised Messiah(as) and his caliphs.

Mr. Walid Tariq Tarnutzer

Mr. Walid Tariq Tarnutzer

Amir / President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Switzerland

Mr. Muhammad Ahmad Rashid

Mr. Muhammad Ahmad Rashid

Imam in charge & Theologian of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Switzerland

Mr. Imtiaz Ahmad Shaheen

Mr. Imtiaz Ahmad Shaheen

Imam & Theologian of the AMJ Germany

Mr. Said Arif

Mr. Said Arif

Imam of Khadija Mosque in Berlin & Theologian of AMJ Germany

Mr. Abdul Wahab Tayyab

Mr. Abdul Wahab Tayyab

Imam of Noor Mosque in Wigoltingen & Theologian of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Switzerland

Mr. Irfan Ahmad Thaker

Mr. Irfan Ahmad Thaker

Imam & Theologian of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Switzerland for Western Switzerland

Mr. Mohammad Wafa

Mr. Mohammad Wafa

Imam of Mahmud Mosque Zurich & Theologian of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Switzerland

Mr. Shahid Iqbal

Mr. Shahid Iqbal

President of Ahmadi Muslim Youth Association Switzerland (Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya)

Mr. Ataulhaque Lujo Mikulicic

Mr. Ataulhaque Lujo Mikulicic

National Secretary for religious education of new members(Tarbiyyat Nau Mobae'in) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Switzerland

How to find us?

Nuur Mosque (Parking)

Haslistrasse 25, 8554 Wigoltingen, Switzerland

The Nuur Mosque is the second mosque of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Switzerland. Since 2008 the Jalsa Salana has been held regularly on the grounds of the Nuur Mosque.

Due to a recent Fire at the Nuur Mosque Complex Jalsa Salana will be held on the premisis of "Primarschule Wigoltingen". Car parking will be on the field next to Nuur Mosque. A shuttle service will operate between Parking at Mosque and Jalsa Salan Venue.

Special program for guests

A special feature of Jalsa Salana is an Islamic exhibition and the special programme for guests on September 21st 2019, as well as special guests from abroad, such as visitors from the fields of culture, religion, politics and good friends of the community, who are given the opportunity to address a short greeting to those present. The detailed programme and the invitation letter can be found here.

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