Khuddam-ul Ahmadiyya

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Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya (Arabic: مجلس خادم الاحمدیہ‎‎) which literally means "Association of the Servants of Ahmadiyya" is one of the five auxiliary organizations within the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Majlis Khuddam-ul Ahmadiyya is the young men's branch of the Community. In particular, it is for those men between the ages of 15 and 40. In some English-speaking countries, the organization is also known as the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association.[1]

Foundation[edit]

Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya (MKA) was founded in 1938 by Khalifat-ul Masih II, Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, the second Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. According to the auxiliary's founder, the name Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya literally means that its members are Servants of Ahmadiyya.

Khalifat-ul Masih II, Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad established the tenets of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya to rest on the principles of service and sacrifice, and to inculcate commitment to one’s faith, one’s country, and to the world around them, tenets that still resonate through its international membership. The importance of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya was so great that in 1940 membership was made compulsory for every young man between the ages of 16 and 40, and as a result, branches of Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya were established in all parts of the world.

Motto[edit]

Pledge[edit]

Members of Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya swear an oath of allegiance to their faith, country and nation and reaffirm this oath in gatherings. When the pledge is reaffirmed in a gathering, the shahadah is recited out aloud three times in Arabic, followed by its translation in the native language of the country and then the rest of the pledge is read out in the native language:[2]

               أَشْهَدُ أنْ لَّا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهُ وَأشْهَدُ أنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُوْلُهُ

Translation: I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah. He is One and has no partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad [peace & blessing of Allah be upon him] is His servant and Messenger.

I solemnly pledge that I shall always be ready to sacrifice my life, wealth, time and honour for the sake of my faith, country and nation. Likewise I shall be ready to offer any sacrifice for guarding the institution of Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya. Moreover I shall deem it essential to abide by any Ma'roof decision made by Khalifatul Masih. Insha'Allah [God willing].

Worldwide establishments[edit]

In the United States, MKA USA was founded in 1939. In 1968, Munir Hamid was appointed the first National Qaid. This position is now titled Sadr Majlis, put into effect in 1989 under the direction of Mirza Tahir Ahmad, fourth Caliph of the community.

On July 27–29, 1984 the first European Ijtema (gathering) was held in Hounslow, Britain.

By country[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

The headquarters of Majlis Khuaddamul Ahmadiyya Bangladesh is in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It consists of approximately one hundred local chapters. The main purpose of this organization is to guide the youth and serve for mankind.

Belgium[edit]

Majlis Khuddam-ul Ahmadiyya Belgium (MKAB) is situated in Brussels, Belgium. It consists of 12 local chapters. Main purpose of this organization is to guide its youth and serve mankind.

Germany[edit]

Majlis Khuddam-ul Ahmadiyya Deutschland (MAKD) was founded in 1973 in Hamburg. First National Ijtema in Deutschland took place 1980 in Bad Kreuznach. Since 2006 it takes place in Maimarkt-Gelände in Mannheim.

In 24.-26. October 1986 the third European Ijtema was held on the „Nasir Bagh“-Campus in Groß-Gerau (Germany).

Norway[edit]

Majlis Khuddam-ul Ahmadiyya Norge (MKA Norge) was founded in 1981 in Oslo with the appointment of its first National Qaid, Ch. Maqsood Virk. The president of this organisation is since 1989 entitled Sadr Majlis.

Pakistan[edit]

see: Majlis Khuddam-ul Ahmadiyya Pakistan

United States of America[edit]

"The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, USA"[3] (AMYA USA) is headquartered in 15000 Good Hope Road Silver Spring, Maryland. AMYA USA has over 70 chapters and over 3000 active members.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, established in 1939, is one of the earliest Muslim Youth organization, and is the oldest running Muslim Youth organization in America. The establishment of AMYA USA was made possible through the guidance of Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya, and the sacrifices of its early members who worked tirelessly over several decades to establish the organization in America.

In 1969, AMYA USA saw the appointment of its first National Qaid, and assembly of the first National Khuddam Amila (administrative body), as well as the commencement of the first National Ijtema (retreat), starting a tradition that continues to this very day.

The outreach activities of AMYA are not limited to the Muslim community. It serves the needs of all members of society irrespective of color, race, religion or creed and promotes interfaith dialogue and co-operation in order to promote peace and harmony.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya United Kingdom". Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "MKA pledge". Al Islam. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association". 

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