UK: Nearly 40,000 attended Britain’s biggest annual Islamic gathering
The Khalifa of Islam led the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in a pledge of peace and obedience
Some 40,000 Muslims came together in the Hampshire countryside, where they raised the Ahmadiyya Flag Lawa-e Ahmadiyyat and Union Jack and formed a human chain to pledge their loyaltyÂ to their faith, country of residence and to reject violence and extremism.
The event is affectionatelyÂ known as AalmiÂ Bai’atÂ (International Initiation).
The Khalifa of Islam and the Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, led the thousands in reaffirmation of their oath of peace and obedience at Hadeeqatul Mahdi in Alton, today, the last day of the three-day conference.
In concluding address His Holiness addressed the convention delegates participating from over 100 countries in the last session and spoke on Islamic teachings of kindness towards parents.
At the end of his address, His Holiness announcedÂ the final delegateÂ count stood at 38,300, a better than 10 percent increase over the previous years convention attendance.