Thirty days may not seem like a long time, but for some, it isn't long enough. Muslims around the world are about to embark on a spiritual journey as the month of Ramadan is upon us. As an Ahmadi Muslim, I also plan on taking part in this month of fasting. During Ramadan, everyone experiences something different, but most can agree to one thing, a stronger connection to Allah. Fasting isn't something that you do for anyone but Allah. Although this may seem obvious, sometimes it is hard to remember, especially for those who are fasting for the first time. When it is the middle of the fifteenth day of fasting and we feel hungry, it may seem like more of a chore that we have to complete rather than an act we do to earn Allah’s pleasure. Personally, I don't think fasting is particularly easy. Eating is an essential portion of life, and as an 18-year-old young adult, I tend to...

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih said that he led the last two Friday Prayers in Germany. The Friday sermon of 6 June was on the subject of obedience of Khilafat and it was not only intended for the German Jama’at but was for the entire world, although some examples were cited in it with reference to the German Jama’at. Huzoor is pleased that Ahmadis the world over responded to the sermon by promptly expressing their loyalty and particularly mentioned that although some office-holders do try and find their own interpretations on matters but have given assurance that it will not happen in future. It is the beauty of the Jama’at established by the Promised Messiah (on whom be peace) that it promptly responds to whatever its attention is drawn to. May God enhance all Ahmadis in their obedience and loyalty! Huzoor based today’s sermon on his recent tour of Germany and the Jalsa Salana there. Huzoor said one source of delight of Jalsa...

"I shall cause thy Message to reach the corners of the corners of the Earth"   Every Ahmadi around the world knows of this revelation to the Promised Messiah in the early days of his calling but few are so directly connected as the early American converts to Ahmadiyyat from the early 1920's to 1950's. This generation of Ahmadis laid the foundation of today's Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA in small town and cities across the US far away from the remote birthplace of Ahmadiyyat. Who were these men and women? What was their story? Where are the loved ones they left behind? This year the Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya USA invested in the search to identify these individuals and reconnect their families to the their spiritual family of Ahmadiyyat. On Saturday June 7th 2014 at Baitul Hafeez Mosque in St. Louis, with blessed prayers of Huzoor (aba) MKA USA sponsored its first Ahmadi Muslim Pioneer Dinner for 4 notable personalities who played major roles in establishing Ahmadiyyat...

"We come to Capitol Hill not to ask but to give. We want to help feed the hungry in America."   Dr. Bilal Rana, Sadr MKA USA, uttered these solemn words at the press conference on Capitol Hill. On May 30th, over 250 Khuddam heeded the call of Sadr MKA USA and travelled from around the US to participate in the first visit of MKA USA to Capitol Hill. Muslim young men and boys from across the United States came to pray for the nation and to meet congressional leaders. The day began with meetings with various congressmen and congresswomen at their offices. A press conference featuring Congresswoman Jackie Speier co-chair of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus and Congressman Mike Honda provided important statements highlighting the visit.     Historic Jummah [vc_separator type='small' position='left' color='' thickness='' up='' down=''] The more than 250 khuddam then held jummah prayers on the lawn of the National Mall, overlooking the Capitol. Naib Sadr Dr. Basiyr Rodney gave the khutba, a sermon on Making...

Before Baitur Rahman existed, we'd hold ijtema there. The grass was dotted with tents everywhere. It got real humid inside those tents. Some blunt twig kept nagging your back or side any time your try to get comfortable to sleep. Nevertheless, each majlis took great pride in their tent. Especially we Atfal. Pranks were pulled on rival tents, and they were not taken lightly. It may have been just a tent, but those were our tents. We'd protect them like a fortress is protected by soldiers who'd lay down their lives. One ijtema, we got hit with a grizzly rain storm. Parts of the field we're quickly flooded. Everyone ran to take cover. Many took to their fortresses! The storm was so severe that the wind gusts were thumping tents, literally sending them tumbling. Perhaps those tents still contained Atfal too? We weren't sure! In our tent were Atfal from Houston and Brooklyn, as one. Ultimately most retreated to the brick house....