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About Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya
Khuddam-ul Ahmadiyya is the youth branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. It is for male members of the community from the age of 15 until age of 40.
Khuddam-ul Ahmadiyya 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. During a Friday Sermon on April 1st, 1938, delivered from Masjid Al-Aqsa in Qadian, India, Khalifatul Masih II (ra) said:
Hadhrat Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad Khalifat-ul Masih II
"I have repeatedly drawn the attention of the community towards the point that the reformation of any nation cannot be accomplished without reforming their youth. Our organization cannot progress in the real sense until the new generations have upheld those principles of Islam that the Messengers of Allah had established in the world. Khuddamul Ahmadiyya means the servants of Ahmadiyyat.
This name will always keep them reminded that they are servants, and not to be served. You must exhibit your own conduct in the best of manners. If you become a role model for the youth it would be impossible for them to resist joining your organization."
“A Nation cannot be reformed without the reformation of its youth.” - Khalifatul Masih II, The Founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association.
Members of Khuddamul Ahmadiyya swear an oath of allegiance to their faith, country and nation particularly in gatherings (such as Amila Meetings, Majlis-e-Shura, Ijtema events). Initially Durood is recited out aloud together three times followed by its translation and then the rest of the pledge
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 is His servant and Messenger. (translation of Durood)
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 "Maroof" decision made by Khalifatul Masih. Insha'Allah (God willing).
Majlis Khuddāmul Ahamadiyya Uganda
Majlis Khuddāmul Ahamadiyya Uganda (MKA Uganda) is a nationwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association that works with young Muslim men and boys around the country. Our name literally means “Association of Servants of the True Islam.” The international organization was founded in 1938 and serves as the young men and boys auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. MKA Uganda is one of the earliest and leading Muslim Youth organizations in Uganda. MKA Uganda is a dynamic and vibrant association serving not only the needs of its Khuddam but of its local communities and nation.
The association is comprised of more than 3,000 men and boys from Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Uganda aged 7 to 40, spread across 70 local chapters. MKA Uganda is headquartered in Kampala at plot 66 Bombo Road Wandegeya opposite Wandgeya Police Station.
Operating under the auspices of the Khalifa of Islam, MKA Uganda is governed by the National Amila and led by it’s Sadr (President). The current Sadr is Br. Abdul-Hakeem Tumuheki Sahib. The National Amila is comprised of young men and youth from across Uganda. The outreach activities of MKA Uganda are not limited to the Muslim community. It serves the needs of all members of society irrespective of colour, race, religion or creed and promotes interfaith dialogue and co-operation in order to promote peace and harmony.
Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya (MKA), literally meaning ‘Association of Servants of the True Islam’ and also known as the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), was founded in 1938 by Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad (ra) and is the youth section of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
MKA Uganda is a unique, dynamic and vibrant organisation serving not only the needs of its members but Ugandan society as a whole. It has over 70 local branches across the country with a membership of over 3,000. Members are aged between seven and forty and its National headquarters are in Kampala.
Having its own executive cabinet, with representation from all over Uganda, MKA Uganda is led by the National Sadr (President). Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya is responsible for Majlis Atfaal-ul Ahmadiyya
One of its principal objectives is the moral and spiritual training of youth through a mixture of religious and secular activities. It is dedicated to ensuring its members develop and excel in qualities such as piety, honesty and fair dealing so that they can better contribute to the country in which they live.
The activities of MKA Uganda are not limited to the Muslim community. It serves the needs of all members of society irrespective of colour, race, religion or creed and promotes interfaith dialogue and co-operation in order to promote peace and harmony.
Service to Humanity
MKA Uganda has a longstanding reputation of working with Uganda charitiesincluding Humanity First Uganda, visiting Hospital, Prisons and KCCA (Kampala City Council Authority). This work ranges from assisting the charities with fundraising to organising their charity events.
Additionally, MKA Uganda has been working with the Nakasero Blood Bank for several years and is now a regular donor provider throughout its branches in the Uganda. Blood donation sessions are now held at various mosques belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. These are open to all. During National Ijtema (Annual Convention) and Jalsa Salana there is massive Blood donation for most particpants for the three days that the events last.
Health and Fitness
Sports events such as football, athletics, tag of war and cricket and are held on a national, regional and local basis. At national events, which are rotated annually with different regions given the responsibility of organising them, regions compete against each other for the crown in that particular sport. Apart from the physical competitiveness of these events, and regional or local rivalries, members get the opportunity to meet, network and, most importantly, develop bonds of brotherhood with other members from all around Uganda.
Interfaith Dialogue and Peace Symposium
MKA Uganda is well known for promoting interfaith dialogue and works with faith groups and public sector organisations to promote peace, tolerance and harmony in society. Activities include holding peace conferences where members of different religions exchange views on promoting mutual respect, working on social projects to tackle problems facing youth such as bullying and drugs, and organising visits and open days to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s mosques to promote social cohesion.
MKA Uganda is actively engaged in presenting the peaceful message of Islam and removing common misconceptions and misunderstandings about the faith. It firmly believes that tolerance, engagement, interaction and debate are vital to understand the true teachings of Islam.
It is involved in a number of programmes ranging from providing Islamic training courses to schools, colleges, universities and organisations such as the Law Chambers, Army and Police. Invitations are also extended to mosque open days, public lectures and question and answer sessions.
Annual Ijtema (Convention)
This is MKA Uganda’s flagship event of the year when hundreds congregate for a three-day convention at Seeta (National Tarbiyyat Center), Mukono District. Members participate in religious education and sporting competitions which add an extra element of healthy rivalry between members and blood donation.
The Ijtema sees the culmination of a whole year’s work for the various regional and local branches of MKA Uganda with awards given to the most outstanding achievers. More importantly this event enables members to strengthen and foster new relationships in the spirit of brotherhood.