Messages of Support – 2021 Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana) of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK

9 August 2021

 

The 55th Annual Convention (Jalsa Salana) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK received numerous messages of support from across the UK and internationally. A selection of these is presented below.

The Rt Hon Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

 

The Rt Hon Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

 

Rt Hon Keir Starmer, Leader of Her Majesty’s Official Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party.

 

Rt Hon Sir Ed Davey MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

 

Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP – First Minister Scotland

 

Rt Hon Ian Blackford MP, SNP Westminster Leader

 

Dr. Jenny Harries OBE – Chair UK Health Security Agency

 

Hon. Anthony Y. Brewah – Attorney-General & Minister of Justice Sierra Leone

 

Honorable Jamie Raskin – Member of U.S. Congress (Democrat-Maryland)

 

Katrina Swett – President, Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice & Former Chair of U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

 

Hon. Deb Schulte – Canadian MP for King – Vaughan (Ontario)

 

Frank Heinrich – Member of the German Bundestag

 

Rt Hon Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park PC – Minister of State for Pacific and the Environment

 

LORD (TARIQ) AHMAD OF WIMBLEDON – Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth & Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

Assalamo alaikum

I extend my best wishes and sincere prayers on the blessed occasion of the Jalsa Salana United Kingdom.
The Jalsa since its inception is an occasion, which brings together friends, family and all members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat for three days of spiritual renewal. This year’s Jalsa though different to those from years past, takes place against the backdrop of Covid-19 and reflects the precautions and respect for protocols the community continues to take in convening the gathering. The Jalsa’s return after a year’s absence is a very welcome sign as we witness the success of the vaccine programme across the country.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is very much part of this success, as many members have been at the forefront of the response across our NHS and care sectors in particular. Moreover, the hosting of vaccination centres at mosques has also played an important role in ensuring that people are able to begin to return to a sense of normality in their daily lives. This devotion to helping others, especially at a time of their greatest need, is testimony to the continued guidance His Holiness Khaliftaul Masih V, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad Sahib provides and the personal attention he has given, to ensure that Ahmadi Muslims play their part in helping countries across the world build back from the challenges of the pandemic.

May Allah truly bless this convention and to those attending and indeed the many millions who will view the convention through Muslim Television Ahmadiyya (MTA), I wish to convey the fond regards and warmest of salaams on behalf of my family to all Ahmadi Muslims across the world. Jalsa Mubarak!

 

Paul Scully MP – Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets

 

Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP – Former Foreign Secretary. MP for South West Surrey

 

Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP – Former Secretary of State for Education. MP for East Hampshire

 

Fleur Anderson MP – Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

Siobhain McDonagh MP – Chair All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Tan Dhesi MP – Shadow Minister for Rail. MP for Slough

 

Harry van Bommel -Former Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands

 

Dame Cressida Dick CBE QPM – Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

 

Air Marshal Andrew Turner CB CBE MA MSC BA FRAES CCMI – Royal Air Force, Deputy Commander Capability

 

Archbishop Angaelos OBE – General Bishop Coptic Orthodox Church UK

 

Rt Rev Bishop Philip Mounstephen – Bishop of Truro, Author of Independent Review for Foreign Secretary on Persecution of Christians

 

Councillor Richard Field – Mayor of Wandsworth

 

Councillor Adam Jogee – Mayor of Haringey

 

Councillor Sushila Abraham – Mayor of Kingston

 

Councillor Lia Colacicco – Mayor of Brent

 

Councillor Trish Fivey – Mayor of Sutton

 

Councillor Roy Chamdal – Mayor of Hillingdon

 

Councillor Pam Jones – Mayor of Alton Town Council

 

Councillor Edna Fergus – Mayor of Barking

 

Councillor John Robini – Mayor of Waverley

 

Councillor Errol Thompson – Chairperson of Fermanagh & Omagh District Council, Northern Ireland

 

Meryvn Thomas CMG – Founder & President Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW)

 

Christine Buchholz – Member of the German Bundestag

 

Lord Sheikh of Cornhill – Co-chair of the APPG on the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

 

Baroness Cox – Co-Chair of the APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief