More than 30,000 Muslims converge for Britain’s biggest annual Islamic gathering to reject violence and extremism

15 August 2016

 

  • More than 30,000 Muslims have gathered over the past three days at Oakland Farm in Alton, Hampshire
  • The Worldwide Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community led them in a vow of peace and obedience
  • During the 50th year of the event, delegates also reaffirmed their rejection of violence and extremism

More than 30,000 Muslims have joined together in the Hampshire countryside, raising the Union Flag and forming a human chain as they re-affirmed their rejection of violence and extremism.

The Worldwide Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community led the thousands in a vow of peace and obedience at Hadeeqatul Mahdi (Oakland Farm), Alton, today, the final day of the three-day convention.

In the 50th year of the event, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad spoke to delegates during the Pledge of Allegiance ceremony, reaffirming their loyalty to their country of residence.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim community has led a peaceful revival of Islam from the time it was founded in India in 1889.

However, the community was not established in the UK until 1913.

The organisation built London’s first mosque, The London Mosque, in Putney, in 1926.

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