Dear Khuddam and Atfal,السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاتهMay Allah Almighty unlock for you the abundant gates of His mercy, and may He arrange it such that you are consistently surrounded by the heartfelt prayers of His angels. As one year concludes and another commences, I seize this moment to convey my sincere wishes and prayers to you all.2023 was a remarkable year during which Allah bestowed His immense grace upon Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya USA. Personally, I am grateful to all of you for your ongoing prayers, support, and cooperation.Our new year should start with more than a celebrated specific resolution, we should give precedence to our faith over all worldly matters. We live in very challenging times in which holding on to one’s true identity as an Ahmadi Muslim can be challenging. In light of the theme of the Khuddam year, my prayer is that we all reflect on the pledge we took with Hazrat Khalifatul Masih (aba), which has...

Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad at Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community If a worldly person was to be told that one finds all the bounties of this world when true righteousness is instilled, he would certainly consider this as nonsense and will say that this is something that people say to gather masses around them in the name of religion. It is correct that some do say such things in the name of religion but they have ulterior motives for doing so and neither they nor their followers have any righteousness. Contrary to this Prophets of God and their communities have insight and perception of righteousness. They lead their lives involved in worldly affairs like earning a living etc. but are ever looking for righteousness and abide by it. Hundreds write to Hazrat Khalifatul Masih expressing the wish to have righteousness instilled in themselves and their children. This comes about after accepting the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace)...

Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad at Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Congratulatory letters and faxes are being received from around the world on the successful conclusion of UK Jalsa Salana expressing the benefits derived from watching the proceedings on MTA. Real benefit and beneficence of Jalsa can only be attained when whatever is seen and heard is made a source of spiritually adorning one's life. Certainly no political or worldly matters are discussed at Jalsa, in fact when some distinguished non-Muslim or non-Ahmadi guests briefly address Jalsa most of them are mainly impressed by the spiritual atmosphere of Jalsa and base their comments on the teachings of the Jama'at. Jalsa is of course truly beneficial when all that is heard is put in practice by members of the Jama'at. Otherwise all the praise extended by the guests will be about something superficial. There needs to be uniformity between the inner and outer self of true believers. The world has...

Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad at Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community After greeting everyone with "Assalamo-Alaikum wa Rahmatullah" - peace be upon you and the Mercy of Allah - and bearing witness to the absolute Unity of Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger and Servant, and seeking the protection of Allah against Satan, Huzur Aqdas (may Allah strengthen him with His Mighty Help) recited Sura Al-Fatiha, and then said that: Today Insha'Allah after Jumu'ah, Jalsa will be inaugurated. Friday service is also important. We should realize the importance of Friday and pay dues of this day. Due to Jalsa, paying dues involves praying for the Jalsa to be blessed. With regards to the importance of Friday Service, the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said that the best of the days is Friday. Call down Allah's blessings upon me in abundance on this day as this is presented to me on this day. In...

Sermon Delivered by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad at Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community With the grace of God Jalsa Salana of Jama'at Ahmadiyya UK starts from next week. Volunteers have been busy for past several weeks at Hadiqatul Mahdi preparing for Jalsa. These preparations by Khuddam and other volunteers have intensified in the last ten days. It is no mean feat to make all the arrangements on what is essentially farmland. Khuddam from various parts of the UK and other volunteers do this task with amazing skill, and no example of this can be found in the whole world in any other organisation. It is a grace of God that He has instilled this passion in young men and others after taking Bai'at of the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace). Sunshine or rain these young men serve selflessly for Jalsa Salana as initiated and established by the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace). And during Jalsa days thousands of...

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association categorically condemns the terrorist attack on a children’s school The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), an auxiliary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, categorically condemns the brutal and viscous attack on Peshawar Government schools in Peshawar, Pakistan, which has reportedly taken 150 innocent lives. The AMYA has a long track record of promoting education for all boys and girls, and this attack on innocent youth seeking education, and their teachers, is heart wrenching and inexcusable. “We condemn the senseless murder of these innocent children in Peshawar and express our heartfelt condolences to the families,” said Dr. Bilal Rana, President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association. “In a world of so much good, it is heart wrenching to see such evil. May justice be swift.” As a response, the AMYA will launch a letter writing campaign to condemn this act. Children and youth of the AMYA refuse to remain silent and will raise their voice for their fellow youth and their right...

Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya USA held its 1st Annual Nasir T20 Cricket Tournament on September 27th to September 28th at the WCC Turf Park in Laurel, MD.  It was the first time ever when MKA USA organized a cricket tournament of 20/20 format while using leather cricket balls. Six teams across the United States participated. These teams  comprised of the West Coast, Midwest, Gulf, Northeast, Southeast, and Headquarter regions.   Teams arrived at Bait-ul-Rehman on Friday, September 26th. The opening ceremony took place on Saturday morning after Fajr prayers and breakfast. Respected Sadr Sahib Dr. Bilal Rana and Naib Incharge of Majlis-e-Sehat USA Bashir-ul-Din Shams Sahib presided the opening ceremony.     The ceremony was concluded with the team draws. Based on the draw results, Gulf, Midwest, and Southeast were placed in Pool A while Northeast, West Coast, and Headquarter were placed in Pool B.   The teams departed for the Cricket fields. The Cricket facility had a unique feature of turf pitches of international standards that are very...

After tashhud, ta’awwuz and recitation of Sura Al-Fatiha, Huzoor Aqdas (may Allah strengthen him with His Mighty Help) recited the following two verses of the Holy Quran and gave their Urdu translation: Say, “O My servants who have committed excesses against their own souls! despair not of the mercy of Allah, surely Allah forgives all sins. Verily He is Most Forgiving, Merciful. And turn ye to your Lord, and submit yourselves to Him, before there comes unto you the punishment; for then you shall not be helped. (39:54-55) In the Holy Quran, Allah the Exalted, in various verses in the context of various topics has drawn the attention of His servants that He is Most Forgiving and Ever Merciful. These verses that I have recited, in the first of them, this same subject has been discussed. And in it there is a beautiful message for every such person who is fearful of the punishment of God for having committed sins and wishes to absorb the...

Huzoor based today’s Friday sermon on the significance and excellence of the Holy Qur’an. Huzoor started by reciting the following Quranic verse: ‘The month of Ramadan is that in which the Qur’an was sent down as a guidance for mankind with clear proofs of guidance and discrimination. Therefore, whosoever of you is present at home in this month, let him fast therein. But whoso is sick or is on a journey, shall fast the same number of other days. Allah desires to give you facility and He desires not hardship for you, and that you may complete the number, and that you may exalt Allah for His having guided you and that you may be grateful.’ (2:186) Huzoor said: Allah the Exalted has explained to us in the Holy Qur’an the significance and status of the Holy Qur’an, the need to put it in practice, how to put it in practice, for whom is the Qur’an a life-giving source, what effects it has on human life and many other...

‘O ye who believe! fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may become righteous.’ (2:184) It is merely with the grace of God that we are currently experiencing yet another Ramadan; a month of limitless blessings. God states that fasting is made obligatory in this month not to simply remain hungry from morning till the evening but so that righteousness is adopted. The Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) said: ‘A person who keeps fast should always have it in view that fasting does not simply signify remaining hungry. Rather such a person should engage in remembrance of God so that he can attain devotion to God and is able to forsake worldly desires.’ He said: ‘Fasting signifies this alone that man gives up one kind of bread, which is for physical sustenance and takes the other kind of bread which is a source of contentment for the soul. People who fast only for...