In the Name of Allāh, the Gracious, the Merciful
39th Jalsa Sālāna Canada
Friday, August 28th to Sunday, August 30th, 2015
At the International Centre, Mississauga
By the Grace of Allāh, Jamā‘at Aḥmadīyya Canada is holding its 39th Jalsa Sālāna on August 28, 29, and 30, 2015. Inshā’Allāh! It will be held at the International Centre, Mississauga near Pearson International Airport.
This Jalsa is very important for the spiritual, educational and training needs of the Jamā‘at and for propagating the message of Islām. In fact, this Jalsa Sālāna is a branch of the Jalsa Sālāna that was started by the Promised Messiahas himself in 1891. The Promised Messiahas published an announcement on December 7, 1892 in which he expounded the importance of the Jalsa Sālāna in the following words:
“You must not rank this convention in the same league as other, ordinary, human assemblies. This is a phenomenon that is based purely on Divine Help, for the propagation of Islām. The foundation stone of this community is laid by Allāh the Exalted Himself. Nations are prepared for this, soon they will join it, because this is an action of that Powerful Being for whom there is nothing impossible.” (Majmū‘ah Ishtihārāt, Vol. 1 page 341)
Aside from the five daily prayers, during the days of the Jalsa Sālāna, dawn prayer (Tahajjud) are also offered in the mosque. During these days educational and spiritual lectures are delivered by scholars of the Jamā‘at. Time is spent in supplications, remembrance of Allāh and prayers in a unique spiritual environment. Thus, these three invaluable days of Jalsa Sālāna are an excellent opportunity for preaching, spiritual and educational uplift and training. Members of the Jamā‘at should take full advantage of these days.
Members of the Jamā‘at are requested to especially pray for the success of this Jalsa Sālāna that may Allāh make this Jalsa a very blessed one and make it a source of guidance for all.
Further, you are also requested to participate in Jalsa Sālāna along with all of your family members and invite as many of your non-Aḥmadī friends as possible since this is an excellent opportunity for propagating the message of Islām.
May Allāh the Exalted enable you all to participate in this Jalsa and make you recipients of its spiritual blessings, and may you all be the heirs of the many prayers of Promised Messiahas which he offered for the attendees of this blessed Jalsa. Āmīn.
Afsar Jalsa Sālāna Canada
Objectives, Purposes & Blessings of Jalsa Sālāna in the Words of the Promised Messiahas
Purpose of Jalsa Sālāna
“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 Allāh, The Exalted- their perception [of Allāh] 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...”
(Ishtihār 7 Dec. 1892, Majmu‘ah Ishtihārāt Vol. I, Page 340).
Not an Ordinary Convention
“It is essential for all those who can afford to undertake the journey, that they must come to attend this Convention which embodies many blessed objectives. They should disregard minor inconveniences in the cause of Allāh and His Prophetsa. Allāh yields reward to the sincere persons at every step of their way, and no labour and hardship, undertaken in His way, ever goes to waste. I re-emphasize that you must not rank this convention in the same league as other, ordinary, human assemblies. This is a phenomenon that is based purely on the Divine Help, for propagation of Islam."
(Ishtihār 7 Dec. 1892, Majmu‘ah Ishtihārāt Vol. I, Page 341)
“I conclude with the prayer that everyone who travels for [attending] this Convention that is for the sake of Allāh: May Allāh, the Exalted, be with him, reward him in abundant measure, have mercy on him, ease up for him his circumstances of hardship and anxiety and eliminate his anguish and grief. May He grant him freedom from every single hardship and lay open for him the ways of [achieving] his cherished goals, and raise him up, on the day of Judgment, among those of His servants who are the recipients of His blessings and Mercy. May He be their Guardian in their absence until after their journey comes to an end. O Allāh! O Sublime One and Bestower of bounties, the Ever Merciful and One Who Resolves all problems, do grant all these prayers, and grant us Victory over our opponents with scintillating signs, because You alone have all the prowess and power. Amīn! Amīn! Amīn!!”
(Ishtihār 7 Dec. 1892, Majmu‘ah Ishtihārāt Vol. I, Page 342)