By Aqeela Shanzay Zaffar
The whole schedule of Jalsa revolves around the five daily congregational prayers, it is the time when the entire site falls into a deep silence creating an environment conducive to spiritual contemplation. In this serene atmosphere, attendees find solace, feeling a sense of tranquillity and connection with their Creator.
One of the most cherished moments is when the beloved Caliph, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (aba), leads the congregational prayer. Thousands of individuals, representing diverse nations, stand shoulder to shoulder, unified in their love for God. As an ocean of perfect lines are formed, worshippers bow down in unison, seeking Allah Almighty’s blessings and to be counted amongst those who truly love Him.
Once the prayer concludes, a profound stillness fills the air. Attendees remain seated, taking a few moments to silently reflect and immerse themselves in the remembrance of Allah Almighty. In these precious minutes, hearts are open, and minds are focused, allowing for personal connection and contemplation.
The powerful moments of silence during the congregational prayers at the Jalsa Salana highlight the unity of believers, transcending boundaries of nationality, culture, and language. Prayer serves as a reminder that love for God unites humanity. The presence of the beloved Caliph further enhances the spiritual experience, fostering a profound sense of belonging and peace. Within the profound silence of prayer, hearts are uplifted, souls are nourished, and attendees are reminded of their ultimate purpose—to seek Allah Almighty’s pleasure and love.