The Promised Messiah (AS) has prayed for all
participants of the Jalsa - past, present and future - in the following
"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
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 utilize 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
Jalsa participants should:
- Pray for safe travel of all members to and from Jalsa
- Try to portray the
true and beautiful image of the Jamaat to outsiders, especially
- Cooperate with Khuddam on duty to help you park in appropriate
- Register as soon as you come to Jalsa and put on your name badge.
security about any suspicious characters not wearing a badge.
Salat in congregation at designated times.
- Observe proper mosque etiquette
when in the prayer area.
- Listen quietly during recitation of the Holy
- Not disturb others by talking among yourselves during the formal
- 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
- Keep the bathrooms clean and report any non-functional bathrooms
- Be courteous to fellow attendees of the Jalsa.
- Show respect to your elders
and act in a kind manner to those younger than you.
- Not waste time in
idle gossip but spend their 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
- Make sure that children
as well as teenagers are at their best
- Mothers should come
prepared and bring formula, supplies
pray for the success of the Jalsa.