Source: India Post
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community US held its 60th Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana) at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center Harrisburg from June 20-22. This year Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community graced the event with his presence.
As a consequence more than 9,500 delegates from all over the US traveled to Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania to participate in the event. Many delegates from Africa, Europe and Asia also came to participate in the blessed Convention. This was the first visit of the Community's head in ten years. In 1998, when the then leader of the worldwide Community visited the United States over 8,000 delegates had participated in that year's annual convention.
This year's Annual Convention had the distinction of being held in the Khilafat Centenary year and the Khalifa, the Spiritual Head of the Community, addressed the participants three times. In his Friday sermon on June 20, he reminded the members of the need to grow in their righteousness and reminded them all to overcome differences of race and ethnicity and become united and work together to spread the message of Islam-Ahmadiyyat.