The Promised Messiah, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (Peace and blessings of God be upon him), the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at and of the Jalsa Salana, in one of his literary works speaks of this auspicious event in these words:
The primary purpose of this Convention is to enable every sincere individual to personally experience religious benefits; They may enhance their knowledge and –due to their being blessed and enabled by Allah, The Exalted- their perception [ of Allah ] may progress. Among its secondary benefits is that this congregational meeting together will promote mutual introduction among all brothers, and it will strengthen the fraternal ties within this Community..
(Ishtihar 7 Dec. 1892, Majmoo`ah Ishtiharaat Vol. I, Page 340).