By Aqeela Shanzay Zaffar
Nazm, which means “poem” in Urdu, is recited at Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana). During the event, Urdu Nazm, Persian couplets, or Qaseedah (Arabic Poems) written by the holy founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), are recited. These poems are centered around two main themes: Hamd-e-Baritaalah (Love and Praise of Allah) and Naat (Love for the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him).
The poetry recited during Jalsa Salana expresses pure and pious emotions, reflecting the profound love and devotion of the Promised Messiah (as) towards Allah Almighty and the Holy Prophet (pbuh). These beautiful verses resonate with the hearts of the audience, creating an enchanting and captivating atmosphere during the event.
The recitation of Nazms adds a spiritual dimension to the Jalsa, invoking a deep sense of connection with Allah and the teachings of Islam. Through the melodious and soul-stirring poetry, attendees are reminded of the essence of faith and the importance of expressing love and gratitude towards the Almighty and His Messenger. The poetry serves as a means of spiritual upliftment, leaving a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of those present at the Jalsa Salana.