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Beacon For The Youth


Beacon For The Youth

A collection of Addresses on Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya by Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad Khalifatul-Masih II (ra).


Beacon For The Youth

A collection of Addresses on Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya by Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad Khalifatul-Masih II (ra).

Mashal-e-Rah is special and unique. It is a treatise on nation-building and is bound to motivate the reader. Since Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya revolves around the development of the youth, it is especially beneficial for Khuddam and Atfal. The words of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IIra have a magnificent effect – every syllable greatly stimulates one toward action and pushes one towards a solid determination to act on the commands of the Khalifa of the time.

Beacon for the Youth Volume I covers the initial years of Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya from 1938 to 1942. These were the years in which great nations across the world were being aroused by extremist ideologies that promised a better future for the human race. It is against this backdrop that the then Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community established an organisation designed to ensure that the Jamaat continues to act on the teachings of Islam. Through his enduring efforts and exemplary leadership, the Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community created a lasting legacy of peace that would see the youth take charge of the banner of true Islam from their elders and, in time, pass it on to their future generations. More than 80 years later, how great was the vision of the Khalifa!

The Founder of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya

Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad (ra)

Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad (1889–1965), was the second Khalifah of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. He was the son of the Promised Messiah (as) and his birth was the fulfillment of the prophecy concerning Musleh Maud (Promised Reformer). This prophecy was published by the Promised Messiah (as) as a Sign of the truth of Islam.

He was gifted with both secular and spiritual knowledge, and he had developed a deep love for the Holy Qur’an. In 1914, at the age of 25, he was elected as Khalifatul-Masih II. During his almost fifty two years of Khilafat, he led the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community on an international level, expanding the Community to forty-six countries, and building dozens of hospitals and schools.

He initiated the campaigns of Tehrike-Jadid in 1934 and Waqfe-Jadid in 1957 to further the propagation of Islam as well as to fund these activities.

Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad (ra) was a renowned scholar and prolific author, who penned dozens of books. His Tafsir-e-Kabir—ten-volume commentary of the Holy Qur’an—is revered as a treasure trove. Likewise, he was an orator of unmatched eloquence, captivating his audiences for hours on end.

Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmadra gave the Community its current organisational and administrative structure. He established the auxiliary organisations for men, women, and children, thus, he is the founder of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya which he created in 1938. From his sermons and addresses we can understand the expectation he had from the Majlis.

He passed away on 8 November 1965 in Rabwah, Pakistan. He was succeeded by Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad who became Khalifatul-Masih III (rh).

You should also remember that it is not only necessary for you to reform yourselfbut to also worry about the reformation of those generations that are to come after you.”
By Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad (ra)

Inside Beacon For The Youth


Mashal-e-Rah is a collection of addresses on Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya delivered by the Khulafa of Ahmadiyyat. From the very first address at the inception of Khuddamul Ahmadiyya in 1938 delivered by Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih II (ra) to last year’s  Khuddam National Ijtema final session address delivered by Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (aba), Mashal-e-Rah covers all the invaluable guidance that has been bestowed to the Majlis throughout its history.

This is the first English translation of any volume of Mashal-e-Rah. This volume is the initial half of the first Urdu volume and addresses from 1938-1942 are covered.

Though the literal meaning of Mashal-e-Rah is “a torch for the way” we are very blessed to have been bestowed a name by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul-Masih V (aba). Huzoor (aba) very graciously himself named this collection Beacon for the Youth.

This volume contains the Friday Sermon in which Khuddamul Ahmadiyya was brought into existence, it is a collection of those objectives which the founder of the Majlis, Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih II (ra), had envisioned, and most importantly it contains a code of conduct for all departments within Khuddamul Ahmadiyya which is invaluable for office bearers.

The Pledge of A Khadim

The Khuddam pledge can be traced back to 1938 where only the first part relating to sacrificing wealth, time and honour can be found. It was later that amendments were made by Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih II (ra) adding to the pledge.

The True Spirit of Sacrifice

“Thus, whenever an individual carries out a deed which does not benefit his own person, rather benefit others, then in that moment he becomes a mirror that reflects God, from which the countenance of God Almighty can be seen.”

Reforming the Youth

 “We ought to train our youth in such manner that no one remains that has not joined. It should be kept in mind that the completion of significant tasks always requires a prolonged time and the magnificent blessings.”

Purpose of Khuddamul Ahmadiyya

“My purpose behind establishing this Majlis is that the teaching that is buried in our hearts should not evaporate into thin air, but it should continue to be deep-rooted in our hearts from one generation to the next.”

Obligations of Khuddamul Ahmadiyya

“Khuddamul Ahmadiyya should bear in mind that amongst their fundamental principles is the establishment of a national patriotic spirit.”

Core objectives of Khuddamul Ahmadiyya

“These organisations have a responsibility towards Tarbiyyat. Remember well that the foundation of Islam is based upon righteousness.”

The life of every nation is attached to its youth.”

By Hazrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad (ra)
Directly From The Founder of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya

“I shall be ready to offer any sacrifice for guarding the Institution of Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya.”



“I have frequently directed the attention of the Community to wards the fact that the reformation of nations cannot occur without the reformation of the youth.”



“These organisations have a responsibility towards Tarbiyyat. Remember well that the foundation of Islam is based upon righteousness”



“Those individuals whose hearts are young and find a passion within themselves to serve the Community, regardless of their age, are just as much the addressees as those who are below the age of forty.”

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