Employment, Career, Mentorship

Industry & Trade

The Department

Sanat-o-Tijarat is here to help you develop a lasting and fulfilling career. Sanat-o-Tijarat attempts to eliminate unemployment in the majlis by creating programs to teach learning skills, industry skills, crafts, and trades. To meet the goals of the department, the mohtamim engages in programs around entrepreneurship, career development, and employment counseling.

  • 2018-2019 Goals

    • Monthly Webinars on building professional skills, we have plan to hold 12-18 webinars in 2018-19. (a webinar is an online conference call in which one subject matter expert guides/teaches other knuddam about that subject)
    • Online Professional Directory update to version 2.0, where khuddam can login and manage their profile (Directory is available on
    • An Entrepreneurship plan to teach and push Khuddam to start their own small business. SOT will try to find 2 Khuddam from each region who are willing/looking to start their own business, and will work with them to help them with entrepreneurship plan Inshallah.
    • New college graduate plan (Helping new grads on how to find a job, prepare for interview, and retain the job)
    • Identifying and creating database of subject matter expert khuddam who can help others.
    • SOT will work with Regional Qaid sb to hold  one in person seminar on skills at all regional Ijtemas. For this SOT will use local resource, so we don’t need to make extra expenditure on seminars. SOT will work with Secretary SOT to see if we can have a program at Jalsa Salana (July 12 – 14, 2019). We’ll try to have a seminar at National Ijtema Inshallah.
    • SOT will expand its skills teaching initiative to Refugees (Urdu speaking khuddam) and will work with them to help them find jobs/work.
    • SOT will work with unemployed/underemployed Khuddam to connect them with possible Ahmadi professionals and businessmen for Jobs.

Zeeshan Ahmad


Akber Ali

Naib Mohtamim Sanat-o-Tijarat

Talha Khan

Muavin Sanat-o-Tijarat

Noman Nasir

Muavin Sanat-o-Tijarat


  • Pitch It: Business Plan Competition   Medical Billing Services is the winner of our Pitch It Business Plan Competition. Based in Chicago, the company currently provides billing services to physician practices in the Midwest and Gulf Coast regions. Medical Billing Services is lead by Annas Ahmed and he was assisted by Kamran Khan in this competition. Kamran Khan is also serving as the Qaid Chicago Southwest. It was a challenging decision for the interviewing committee to select a winner after multiple rounds of interviews. This was due to some very good submissions from a wide variety of companies from sectors including social media, healthcare and fitness, 3D printing, telecommunications infrastructure, restaurants, and services industry. The competition was held to encourage entrepreneurship and invest our Khuddam owned businesses. It was launched in light of instructions of Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih V, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (May Allah strengthen his hand). The specifics of the investment from Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya are being worked on.......