My Dear Khuddam, السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته Assalamo Alaikum Warahmatullah wa Barakatuhu I hope and pray that you are safe and well. We are truly in an unprecedented time during this pandemic. We are not able to say Salaat in our Mosques or meet each other as we used to. I wanted to reach out to each of you & tell you that Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya is here to help and support you. If you need help finding mental health support, financial support, or just need someone to talk to, we will do our best to help. Please reach out to us without any hesitation. I request each of you to keep praying for Hazrat Khalifatul Masih (aba), the entire Jamaat and for yourselves. This time will Inshallah pass. Let’s not waste this time and make the most of it. Try to utilize this time by strengthening your family ties. Help your spouses and/or parents at home. Build stronger relationships with your children by...

My Dear Khuddam and Atfal,السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاتهRe: Instructions from Markaz regarding the current protests and racial tensions that are happening in the USAI have received instructions from Markaz regarding the current situation and whether we can partake in protests. The instructions are:1. Ahmadi Khuddam can take part in protests, if they wish, but must do so in a personal capacity.2. If they do take part in the protests then they should not take part in anything that is illegal or where violence or damage to personal or State property occurs. If peaceful protests show any sign of escalating, then they should remove themselves from the situation.3. Given the current situation, not only is it morally wrong to take part in protests that lead to confrontation with authorities, it is also dangerous and could lead to Ahmadis taking part being arrested or injured. Furthermore, if Ahmadis are involved in such extreme protests, even in a personal capacity, it reflects...

My Dear Khuddam and Atfal, السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته Many of you are watching events unfold in this country which you may not have ever seen before. Our hearts ache from another unjust killing of a Black American. Racism very much exists in this country today but it shouldn't exist within us. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) taught us that no one is superior to another based on the color of their skin or ethnicity. The government’s role is to ensure the safety and security of each and every citizen.  This is a government's basic responsibility. What should we as Khuddam and Atfal do? 1. Pray: This is our greatest weapon. Our beloved Hazoor (aba) has emphasized the need of prayers.  As many of us are unable to pray in the Mosques, use this time to pray with your families at home.  2. Advocate: The Jamaat Umoor-e-Kharija department is sending letters to our political leaders and other organizations. Get involved and do your part.  Be active on social media...

My Dear Khuddam, السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته I hope you are doing well with the grace and mercy of Allah Ta'alah.It has been brought to my attention by the Jama'at Finance Department that there is a large percentage of Khuddam who have not submitted their Jama'at Obligatory (Laazmi chandajaat) budget yet. There has been confusion observed in Khuddam where they think that only Khuddam Chanda is enough, which is not correct. Obligatory Chandajaat that is prescribed by the Promised Messiah (AS) takes precedence over other Chandas.Also as per the Khuddam ul Ahmadiyya Constitution "A Khadim who is in arrears of obligatory Chanda (i.e. in respect of Chanda Aam and Chanda Hissa Amad for more than six months and in respect of Chanda Jalsa Salana for more than one year) will not be eligible to hold any office and will not be allowed to participate or vote in the elections of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya." There has been some negligence in this regard. Please work with your...

My Dear Khuddam and Atfal, السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته I would like to wish each of you a Happy New Year. I hope and pray that each of us can increase our closeness to Allah Tallah, strengthen our conviction of Islam Ahmadiyyat and build stronger bonds to Khilafat this year.Our beloved Hazur Anwar (aba) has given us the theme for this year to be Muhammad (SAW) - The Perfect Man. Let’s spend this year learning about him and trying to live our daily lives like him. Each of us should be role models in our workplaces and at homes. We should be outstanding fathers, husbands, and sons, Inshallah. والسلامMadeel AbdullahServing as Ṣadr Majlis Khuddāmul AḥmadiyyaUnited States of America ...

Dear Khuddam, السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته With the conclusion of the blessed month of Ramadan, Eid Mubarak to all of you! It's always a time for exultation and unbridled joy. The lights are lit at home, new clothes are donned, and mother makes her best sweets. But sometimes there's a lingering regret mingled with that joy - a feeling that we didn't quite do enough during Ramadan. People are often heard saying, "I wish I could have done more." More prayers, more Qur'an, more sacrifice, just not enough time to do more, etc. My dear brothers, that chance to do more lay ahead. It is not an opportunity missed. It's a opportunity that lay ahead. And you are conditioned really well in this moment to take on the rigors of advanced spirituality. Just fasting for Allah's sake alone gives you the discipline and self-restraint you need, even without some of the bonus points that come with nightly tarawee, tahajjud, and completing a read...

My dear Ahmadi youth, We are outraged by the violence we see around the world being done in the name of Islam. The future it seems is becoming increasingly insecure and uncertain. But rather than be afraid or uneasy, recognize this is a timely opportunity given to you by Allah to tell others what true Islam is. No community has the guidance or credentials to speak about it like ours does. If you’ve never done tabligh in your life, this is the time to start. Trust me when I say it doesn't take much and it's easier than you think. Meanwhile, if at any time you are treated unfairly for reasons related to your faith, it is absolutely paramount that your conduct remain patient, honorable and dignified. The Holy Qur’an reminds us that when the ignorant address you, remain graceful and offer them a word of ‘peace’ (Holy Qur’an 25:64). So in such a situation, be the better Muslim and be the...