By Arooba Zaffar
The powerful slogans that echo throughout the entire main marquees are a beautiful feature of the Jalsa Salana. From “Nara-e-Takbeer” (Praise Thy Lord) to the resounding response of “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is the Greatest), these slogans are not empty words but have a deeper meaning behind them.
The slogans raised during speeches, nazms (poems), and especially during the arrival of the beloved Caliph serve as tokens of love and inspiration. These slogans are a way for Ahmadis to express their gratitude and love to Allah Almighty, recognising His grace and blessings that have made Jalsa Salana possible. They are a means to inspire and uplift the hearts of believers, fostering a deep spiritual connection with their Lord.
Jalsa Salana serves as a testament to the promised help and grace of God. The founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Promised Messiah (as), was promised divine support at every step of his mission. The initiation and continuation of Jalsa Salana is a manifestation of God’s grace and assistance.
The slogans raised during Jalsa Salana are a way for Ahmadis to express their gratitude and love for Allah Almighty and the fulfilment of His promises. Embracing the spiritual atmosphere and seeking the divine light of their Beloved Imam. They are not offered out of pomp or pride, but deep gratitude and praise to the Almighty.