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Ettiquette of Attending Jalsa 2006

ETIQUETTE OF ATTENDING JALSA SALANA


The Promised Messiah (AS) has prayed for all participants of all the Jalsa (annual conventions) - past, present and future - in the following words:

"I pray to God that He be with all those who are coming to attend the Jalsa. May God grant them great rewards, may He show Mercy on them and remove their hardships and sorrows. May He let them have what they desire and raise them on the Day of Resurrection along with those to whom He has shown Mercy and His Grace. 'O God, O You who are the great Granter, the Benevolent and Merciful, the Remover of hardships, do listen to all these my prayers and grant us victory over our opponents with great glaring signs, for You have the power to do whatever You like. Ameen."

(Ishteharat, Vol.1 p.342 - December 7, 1892)

This is no ordinary gathering. There are many benefits of the Jalsa to the participants.

Members should utilise this opportunity to renew their personal faith and spirituality, meet and establish friendship with other members of the community, welcome new members into the fold of the community and remember those who have passed away in the previous year and pray for them.

Jalsa participants should:

  •     Pray for the safe travel of all the members to and from Jalsa
  •     Try to portray the true and beautiful image of the Jamaat to outsiders, especially our neighbours.
  •     Cooperate with volunteers on duty to help you park in appropriate spaces.
  •     Register as soon as you come to Jalsa and put on your name badge.
  •     Notify the Security about any suspicious persons not wearing a badge.
  •     Offer Salat in congregation at designated times.
  •     Observe proper mosque etiquette when in the prayer area.
  •     Listen quietly during recitation of the Holy Quran.
  •     Not disturb others by talking among yourselves during the formal sessions.
  •     Attend Jalsa sessions in marquees at proper times.
  •     Not visit the dining tent or stalls during formal sessions.
  •     Not waste food and keep the dining area clean.
  •     Keep the bathrooms clean and report any non-functional bathrooms ASAP.
  •     Be courteous to fellow participants of the Jalsa.
  •     Show respect to your elders and act in a kind manner to those who are younger.
  •     Not waste time in idle gossip and spend spare time in remembering Allah.
  •     Wear Islamic clothing. Men and women should cover their heads.
  •     Women must observe Purdah and men must observe Ghaz-e-Basr (lowering of the eyes).
  •     Men should not crowd near the women's entrance.
  •     Families should fix their meeting points beforehand to avoid crowding in these areas.
  •     Make sure that children as well as teenagers are at their best behaviour.
  •     Mothers should come prepared and bring formula feeds, supplies and diapers, etc for their infants.
  •     Pray for the success of the Jalsa.


 Important Contact Numbers

                  
Afsar Raabta (Co-ordinator)     Nasir Kahlon     02 98921127     0419 821127

    Afsar Jalsa Salana     Mohammad Sarwar Shah     02 96224503     0413 325930

    Afsar Jalsa Gah     Omar Shahab Khan     02 96596263     0410 422170

Afsar Khidmat-e-Khalq     Amzad Habib Khan     02-96282169     0425 333810

Naib Afsar (Mehman Nawazi)     Mirza Ramzan Sharif     02 96226852     0402 083735

Naib Afsar (Langar Khana)     Masood Ahmad     02 98341383     0411 801420

Naib Afsar (Office Jalsa)     Ahmad Umar Khalid     02 96254391     0412 470792

Additional Nazim (Accommodation Houses)     Muzaffar Ahmad Mirza     02 96762743     0413 909921

Nazim Transport     Mohammad Amjad Uppal     02-46481430     0409 605244

Nazim Accommodation (Mosque)     Rana Farooq Ahmad     02 96258582     0416 04 137

Compiled by: Ahmad Umar Khalid
Office Jalsa Salana