Dallas - BarakAllah'hulakum Alme Inami is an award that is given to the most excellent Majlis in Majlis Khuddamal Ahmadiyya, as decided by the Alme Inaami committee. After looking at the progress reports of the Majalis throughout the year, the committee awarded Dallas Majlis the Alme Inami for the year 2013-2014. Dallas will be presented with the Alme Inaami by Ameer Sahib during the Sunday session, August 16th at the Jalsa Salana. The award was started on November 14, 1939, on the occasion of Khilafat Jubilee (the 25th year of Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya). Hadhrat Musleh Maud himself decided to give Alme-Inaami to the best Majlis. The first Alme Inaami was awarded on December 28th, 1939 to Araysa Jamaat, on that occasion Huzoorra remarked “I advise this Jama'at to fulfill the responsibilities of this flag”. Some facts about Dallas Majlis: Dallas Jama'at was officially established in 1989 under the Sadarat of Syed Rafique Ahmad Sahib First Qaid Majlis was Zaheer Bajwa sahib who is now serving as National General Secretary for USA Jama'at. Dallas was home of our current Sadr Majlis Dr. Bilal Rana Sahib from 2002 to...

  by: Abdul Hai Thomas بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ As Almighty Allah opened the gates of paradise this Ramadan, I felt it happening. As I called the Adhan, I felt angels making straight rows, and Allah running shaitan out of my veins. I was filled with so much light and excitement, I could not recall Iqamat. I attempted to recite it, but was so overwhelmed I could only remember ‘Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar’. I turned to my wife and conveyed my awe. She said, “I feel it too. Just take a second and relax.” That feeling has not yet subsided. I have almost completed my first Arabic reading of the Holy Qur’an. During previous Blessed Months, I completed the English readings (including commentary), but reading it in Arabic has fostered a deeper connection with Allah Almighty, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw), the re-institution of Khilafat through Promised Messiah (as), and mankind. My fear and love of our Creator has increased beyond imagination due to His...

  There is a type of serenity for those who are pearls of greatness. Those individuals whose wisdom creates an illuminating light. I was able to sit amongst one such light during this year’s Ijtema. Having just flown across the country in a red-eye flight, my eyes were slightly red to say the least. The Ijtema site was a sight for sore eyes, for the grandeur of all the activities and the grandeur size of the site itself. I remember reaching the warm cafeteria, taking off my shoes in hopes that my soggy socks would dry. It was in that disheveled state of mine that I met Rashid Ahmad American Sahib. He was an illuminating light in that empty cafeteria. His serenity spoke even while silent. At that time, I was with Dr. Ahsan Khan and we both were graced by Rashid Sahib’s presence. As I continued to hear from Rashid Sahib’s accounts, I found out that this was a person who was...

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...

I’d imagine that every child began his or her relationship with Ramadan the same way I did. With much excitement followed by intense bewilderment, then “nose to the grindstone” determination followed by ultimate euphoria. Get ready kids! This is your first day of Ramadan! I imagine many of us would remember as we approached our first fast. We had seen our parents and jamaat members fast and talk about the spiritual benefits of fasting. We’d been excited to eventually be a part of it. We’d look forward to that day when we are no longer simply children but are practicing Muslims making real significant sacrifices for our faith. The day comes when you’re finally of age and you’d hardly slept the night before due to the anticipation. You’d be excited to awake in the early morning hours. To shuffle around, quietly getting your pre fast meal together and talking in hushed tones with your family so not to wake the younger siblings. There would be...

On a bright and sunny morning two buses full of Khuddam made a historic trip to our nation’s capital, Washington DC on Friday, May 30 to meet with the American lawmakers under the special direction and approval of Khalifatul Masih V aba. Some two hundred khuddam delegates from 70 different chapters all across the United States arrived clothed in the same uniform: black cap, black vest, black pants, white shirt, and the traditional Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya scarf. The uniform captured the attention of many observers. The event, organized by Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry, was to meet with the local districts’ congressional leaders on Capitol Hill in order to inform them about MKA USA’s campaign of “Ahmadiayya Muslim Youth Fight Against Hunger in America” and seek their support to connect with other like‐minded organizations in our districts to achieve our goals. The Queens delegation comprised of Qaid Abubakr Rana Sahib, Omer Naseer Sahib and Zulfikar Sikder Sahib, who met with Congressman Gregory Meeks...

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...