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Information, Publications, Media

Ismael Nkutu

Ismael Nkutu

Muhtamim Isha'at (Secretary for Publications)
Isha’at (Publications)

The Isha’at department is concerned with all things publication of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya. From MKA Connect to maintaining the MKA Uganda website, the Isha’at department is the voice of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Uganda.


The Isha’at (Publications) Department is in-charge of dissemination of information on activities of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya (MKA) Uganda to members and the general public. The department manages all publications of MKA Uganda. The department also liaises with the media for the coverage of MKA Uganda activities and programs.

From MKA Uganda Connect to maintaining the MKA Uganda website, the Isha’at department is the voice of MKA.


  • Produce a local newsletter on a regular basis highlighting the events of the Majlis and other issues of interest for both Atfal and Khuddam
  • Introduce book review e.g. introduce a book of Jama`at to create awareness and interest among Khuddam to read the book
  • Collect articles of general interest from the media and monthly periodicals, e.g., Readers Digest, Scientific American etc, and suggest them to Khuddam for general reading
  • Encourage Khuddam to write articles for Mishkat, Rahe Imaan, newspapers and other magazines
  • Ensure that Khuddam receive Mishkat, Rahe Imaan and local newsletter regularly
  • Produce magazines, books and souvenirs
  • Design and publish (paper and/or electronic) event specific flyers for various programs of the Majlis
  • Provide design and publication services as required by other departments

It is the role of the Isha’at (Publications) department to inform Khuddam about the aims of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Uganda and to inform them about events both past and future.  Isha’at are also responsible for highlighting achievements of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Uganda to the public.


  1. One media method used by the Uganda Isha’at department to meet these objectives is the Websites that are launched in Uganda.  For example, always tries to convey the latest news and articles for all to read.  The updating, amending and general up keep is, by the grace of God, all done by the team.  This is coupled with electronic newsletters (eGazettes) and Emailing facilities.  Another method utilized is one of Print Publications like magazines, newsletters, mail shots and posters.  In addition we also are responsible for printing any other publications of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Uganda, such as the Yearly Reports for Majlis Activities.  All our designers are always keen yet the demand is increasing every day.  Hence the general marketing of the Majalis is driven by Isha’at which also includes event reports and other details submitted so they can be published in the Ahmadiyya Bulletin and broadcasted on MTA News.
  2. The Sultan Al Qalam function is also managed by the Isha’at team.  It was founded in 2005 in response to the directives of Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih V (atba) to form a body of Khuddam to respond to allegations against Islam and its Noble Prophet (saw).  The team includes Khuddam who scan the national, regional and local press to find allegations against Islam that need to be addressed.  All Khuddam in Uganda who have registered their interest are made aware and encouraged to respond in order to portray the true and peace-loving message of Islam.
  3. We also develop and then launch Virals that are then used on the internet.  The Virals range from Khilafat to promoting other departments to publicizing events that have taken place or will take place.  Being a new area but a demanding and necessary one the Virals team are constantly seeking out talent within Uganda.
  4. As part of Isha’at’s remit all Photography for the Majlis is done.  All events are covered while digitizing and archiving all photos taken.  These are used for the Website and for all other print publications.  With the blessed Khilafat Centenary Year we also ran a program of securing all archived photos taken many years ago.  We are also attempting to refine and learn more skills in refining photos digitally.
  5. The Exhibitions are an area we are trying to further improve on every year.  Stands at events such as the National Ijtemas, local authority events and Peace Conferences are just a few that are covered.  We utilize our collection of photographs and display to audiences the theme prescribed.  We are constantly renewing material so variety is always shown so maximum enjoyment can be had.
  6. We are also commencing a Photography Club that will specialize in promoting ‘photography’.  Members will be able to launch their selection of photography that they might have taken.  These could be of landscapes, flowers, objects and even cars.
  7. All Audio and Video are also covered with a keen emphasis in training individuals at key skills that will enable them to setup audio and video facilities.  With a keen push towards the internet – video facilities are increasingly getting greater and the Virals Team work very closely with the A&V department.
  8. Proofing and Programmes is another area that Isha’at, this year, are keen in promoting and utilizing.  We aim to produce good quality programmes that can be viewed on MTA.  In hand with this a group of talent individuals exist that are now being trained in proofing material.  Literacy has always been important hence this push is now cemented within the Isha’at plans.
  • Every Majlis should subscribe for magazines “Mishkat” and “Rah-e-Imaan”. State/Zonal Qaidin should put their special efforts in this regard. Urge members of the Jamaat who are financially well to subscribe for magazines in the names of those Majlis who are unable to afford.
  • Assist the center in recovering the dues from defaulters.
  • Persuade knowledgeable persons and penmen to write standard articles in Mishkat and Rah-e-Imaan on subjects of Knowledge and information, religion, training and education. Establish “Majlis Ansar Sultanul Qalam” and persuade Khuddam to write articles.
  • Qaidin Majlis shall endeavor to make Khuddam more and more subscribers to the magazine “Mishkat” and also to contribute towards complimentary copies for propagation. Large Majalis should pay special attention in this regard.
  • A brief report of efforts made by the Majlis Khuddam and Atfal if it is worth publishing should be send separately to Markaz in addition to monthly reports for publishing the same in Badr, Mishkat and Rah-e-Imaan.
  • The urban Majlis should try to get advertisements to be published in Mishkat.
  • Develop social relations and contacts with local persons and get published your endeavors and send a copy of these published reports to national office.
  • We should urge penmen and other Khuddam to take interest in national problems and send their articles and letters to newspapers regarding welfare of the country. Mention about these efforts in monthly reports.
  • It is the duty of every Nazim Ishaat to keep informed about the aims and objects of Lah-e- Amal, duties and functions of Khuddamul Ahmadiyya to all members of the Majlis.
  • Majlis shall not publish anything pertaining to Khuddamul Ahmadiyya without prior permission of the national office. The Manuscripts have to be send to national office before they are published. (The instructions received by Khuddam pertaining to the departments of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya are exception to this rule).
  • At present a Hindi magazine, Rah-e-Imaan is published by the office of the Khuddamul Ahmadiyya Bharat. Strive to Increase its circulation.
  • The sermons and addresses of Huzoor Anwar AT shall have to be translated into regional languages. Arrange to supply these materials so as to reach every Khadim and Tifl of Majlis.

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