Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya (Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth) Region NSW held ‘Welcome and Farewell’ program for members on Sunday 15th January at Masjid Baitul Huda after Zohar prayer.
This is a yearly event to welcome members who are joining Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth (members age 16 to 40) from Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya (children from age 7 to 15). Equally important it is an important occasion to farewell members who have turned 41 to join Majlis Ansar ul Ahmadiyya (men age 41 and over).
Program started with recitation of Holy Quran by brother Naosheyrvaan Nasir Sahib followed by khuddam pledge lead by Respected Sadr Sahib (National President) of Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Australia. Brother Abdal Ahmad delivered a melodious poem written by founder of Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth, Hazrat Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, the second Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Naib Sadr (Vice President) of Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Australia, Respected Aqeel Ibraheem Sahib highlighted the primary purpose of this gathering and brief introduction of Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth. The organization was founded in 1938 and named Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, which means that its members are Servants of Ahmadiyya.
The tenets of Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya rest on the principles of service and sacrifice and to inculcate a commitment to one’s faith, one’s country, and to the world around them, tenets that still resonate through its international membership.
In Australia this organization has 24 local Chapters and 4 Regions (NSW, QLD, VIC and SA) with membership of over 1,000. Having our own executive cabinet, with representation from all over Australia. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth are led by the Sadr Majlis (National President) and members of National Aamla (or office holders).
One of our principal objectives is the moral and spiritual training of youth through a mixture of religious and secular activities. We are dedicated to ensuring that our 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 Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth are not limited to the Muslim community. We serve the needs of all members of society irrespective of colour, race, religion or creed and promote interfaith dialogue to achieve peace and harmony.
Members who are joining Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth were awarded with Khuddam Scarf’s as a sign of unity, identity and respect.