Fife Muslims attend first annual Jalsa Salana since lockdown restrictions ease

Muslims from across Fife belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim community have taken a safety-first approach towards their annual convention.

Their annual Jalsa Salana – the formal annual gathering of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community – which normally attracts 35,000 people over three days, was dramatically scaled down this year to just 4000 capacity.

But it was supported by mini-gatherings in towns and cities across the UK where transmissions from the main convention were sent via satellite TV.

The Edinburgh and Fife Jamaat (congregation) of Ahmadi Muslims met at Baitur Rahman Mosque in Glasgow where they followed live proceedings of the three-day convention which ended last Sunday.

Each delegate to the Jalsa (convention) had to provide evidence of being double-vaccinated and a negative lateral flow test result with social-distancing being observed, and masks a requirement.