Food at Jalsa Salana

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Sidra Younas

Why is it that the food served at Jalsa Salana tastes exceptionally good with some forget-me-not flavors and aromas? That simple yet delicious Daal with plain but finely cooked rice. That watery but luscious Aloo Gosht with ordinary-looking yet extraordinary naans. Well, and much more. All these delicacies make Jalsa Salana even more memorable.

I remember having corn flakes in breakfast and then again before lunch just because they tasted unusually good during my second Jalsa Salana UK. These same corn flakes would lie in my kitchen cupboard all year, waiting to be rescued. I would barely have them at home as they won’t taste as nice. Same goes for Daal and white rice.

What is the magic? Or is it just that you feel hungrier during those days? No, it is all due to the blessings of Allah the Almighty. Allah the Almighty accepted the fervent prayers of the Promised Messiah (as) for the guests at Jalsa.

Once, he saw a dream in which an angel, in the shape of a young man, had given him a very large naan – equivalent to four naan – and said that this naan was for him and his dervishes.

MashAllah, we are seeing this dream fulfilled today as Allah the Almighty blesses with abundance of food for the guests of the Promised Messiah (as). Thus, the food served at Jalsa Salana is a manifest sign of the Promised Messiah’s (as) truthfulness.

It is a sign that Allah is with His servant and the Jama’at, and also, that the countless blessings are from Him and Him alone.

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