• Thursday, December 08, 2022

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Ahmadiyya community comes together for largest Muslim convention in the UK

By: Sarwar Alam

MORE than 35,000 people from 100 countries gathered in the town of Alton, Hampshire to take part in the largest Islamic convention in the UK. The Ahmadiyya Muslim community hosted its three-day Jalsa Salana (annual gathering) at their UK base, the Hadeeqatul Mahdi,,a 200-acre farm in Alton, last weekend (Friday-Sunday, 3-5). Among those who attended were minister Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, Sir Edward Davey MP, Paul Scully MP, and Bernadette Khan, the mayor of Croydon. Increasing spiritual awareness is a focus of the Jalsa, while this year’s convention also tackled issues such as the rise of so-called Islamic extremism,…

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