Jalsa Salana in Germany
The first Jalsa Salana in Germany took place in 1975 on the grounds of the Fazl-e-Omar Mosque in Hamburg. After the headquarters for Germany was moved to Frankfurt, the Jalsa Salana was also moved to this area.
With the ever-increasing number of members, the congregation bought a larger property („Nasir Bagh“) in Groß-Gerau and also held the Jalsa Salana there from 1985.
However, this place soon became too small, so that from 1995 the Jalsa Salana took place on the Maimarkt grounds in Mannheim. However, the increasing demands on organization and logistics made it necessary that the Maimarktgelände had to be given up as an event location after a few years. Since 2011, the Jalsa Salana Germany has therefore been held at the exhibition center in Karlsruhe. It is attended annually by around 40,000 members and friends of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Since the corona pandemic, the first Jalsa Salana took place in 2021 on the Maimarkt grounds in Mannheim.