Chanda Jalsa Salana

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Members paying Chanda Hissa Amad or Chanda ‘Am are also required to pay 1/120th of their annual income or 1/10th of their monthly income as Chanda Jalsa Salana once a year. If someone has been granted concession in Chanda ‘Am, he is also be entitled to proportional concession in Chanda Jalsa Salana. No separate application is required. 

There are some Musian who have no personal income and pay Hissa Amad on pocket money, but do not pay Chanda Jalsa Salana. Although, not paying this chanda does not affect their Wasiyyat, but they are still expected to show the same love & passion for this Chanda, which inspired them to join the institution of Wasiyyat, in response to call made by Promised Messiah (as).

Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih II (ra) said about this Chanda:

"As far as I know, Chanda Jalsa Salana has been in existence since the time of Promised Messiah (as). Some have mistakenly considered it a part of Chanda ‘Am, which has now been separated from it. But I do not remember even a single instance when a separate appeal was made for Chanda Jalsa Salana. This Chanda is undoubtedly among the earliest Chandas... So where I accept the proposal of the sub-committee that in future Chanda Jalsa Salana will be compulsory, I set its rate at 10% instead of 15%. But, this does not mean that a person who can pay 15% should not do so. His reward lies with Allah and we cannot stop Him from this reward. Hence if a member gladly wants to increase this rate, he can do so any time. However, those who do not pay at 10% shall be urged to do so." (Report Majlis Mushawrat 1938)

At another occasion, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih II (ra) said:

"Hadrat Masih-e-Ma‘ud (as) has declared Chanda Jalsa Salana to be a permanent Chanda and has said: "Do not consider this Jalsa to be like the ordinary conventions of the world. It is a decree which has its roots in the support for the Truth and the victory of Islam. Its foundations have been laid by Allah Himself and nations have been prepared for it who will soon come to its fold. This is the work of the Almighty for whom nothing is impossible." (Ishtihar December 7, 1892). Hence the Promised Messiah (as) has declared Jalsa Salana to be a permanent institution and has said that it has been established under Divine injunction. Therefore if Chanda Jalsa Salana is treated separately, then because of the emphasis laid by the Promised Messiah (as) that our Jalsa is not like other Jalsas, this will always refresh the faith of the believers when they partake in Chanda Jalsa Salana." (Report Majlis Mushawrat 1943)

Chanda Jalsa Salana
Launched By Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian