Scots to join Jalsa Salana Muslim convention
Thousands of British Muslims, including groups from Tayside and Fife, will head to Hampshire next week to pledge allegiance to caliphate.
A caliphate is an Islamic state led by a supreme religious and political leader known as a caliph, or “successor”, to Muhammad.
People will be travelling from across the UK for the event, with Dundee, Forfar, Perth, St Andrews, Stirling, Rosyth and Dunfermline all listed as places of origin for those going south.
A statement by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community said: “More than 30,000 members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) will next weekend offer their pledges at a three-day international event, known as the Jalsa Salana, in Alton, Hampshire.
“The Jalsa Salana is the largest and longest standing Muslim convention in the UK, with 2014 marking the 48th year that the event has taken place in the UK.
“Those attending the event will offer their pledge of allegiance to His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the worldwide head and caliph of the AMC.
“The AMC is a peaceful Islamic movement, established in the UK for more than 100 years.”
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