Congratulations on accepting the MKA Health Challenge!   I'm sure many of you are having cravings are doubting if you can really pull this off?   Remember, this is an exercise in awareness. If an entire month seems too much of a commitment, that’s okay and normal.  Let's focus on the first week!  With prayers, support, and a focus on achieving a healthy lifestyle, Inshallah we can do this!   Looking for motivation or nutrition knowledge?  Watch this very informative and motivational video!   https://youtu.be/fqhYBTg73fw ...

  Ijtema Report for Republic of Marshall Islands December 11 – 12, 2015 Report prepared by Imam Feroz Ahmad Hundal   Alhamdolillah, with the grace of Allah the Almighty, Jama’at Ahmadiyya Marshall Islands was able to hold its 2nd Annual Local Ijtema from December 11 – 12, 2015! The Ijtema began with the Maghrib and Isha prayers at Baet-ul-Ahad Mosque. After the prayers, opening session was presided by Imam Matiullah Joyia. He was joined at the head table with Qaid Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, Joland Kaios, Sadr Sahib Marshall Islands, Sam Nena, and Imam Feroz Ahmad Hundal! The opening session began around 7:30PM with the recitation of the Holy Qur’an by Joland Kaios. Followed by the Pledge of Khuddam by Imam Feroz Ahmad Hundal. After which Imam Matiullah Joyia made an opening speech in regards to the expectations we have for the ijtema. The opening session was concluded with silent prayers by Sam Nena. Attendance for the opening session was 30 Atfal & 15 Khuddam!   After the conclusion of the opening session, the educational competitions began for both the Khuddam and...

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. If you are a physician...

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...

Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community inaugurates Baitul Ahad Mosque in Nagoya The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is pleased to announce that on 20 November 2015, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad inaugurated the Baitul Ahad Mosque (Mosque of the One God) in Nagoya, Japan. It is the first Mosque built by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the country. His Holiness arrived at the premises at 1pm local time and after unveiling a commemorative plaque he proceeded to deliver his weekly Friday Sermon. The sermon was broadcast live around the world on MTA International. During his sermon, His Holiness highlighted the true purpose of a Mosque and emphasised the need for the local Ahmadi Muslims to attain the highest possible moral and spiritual standards. Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said: “Now this Mosque has been built it is essential that you discharge your responsibilities and duties in gratitude to Allah the Almighty. Merely to say ‘All praise be to Allah’ because we have accepted...

Alhamdulillah the Khuddam year is coming to an end. We all have been a part of some amazing events and experiences this year that enhanced our faith and strengthened our brotherhood. But we have to remember, none of this is possible without prayers and sacrifice. In our MKA pledge, we vow sacrifice our life, time and honor to serve the Jamaat and our Majalis. But we want to bring everyone's attention to the sacrifice of WEALTH. I want to draw your attention to this story of sacrifice made by a companion of the Promised Messiah (as) as told by Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra): "Just a few months after the demise of the Promised Messiah (as), Hazrat Munshi Arora sb (ra) came to my house. When I went outside I saw that Munshi Sahib was waiting for me. After a very warm handshake and greeting he took out a few pound sterling from his pocket and asked me to hand over those...

16 Graduates receive their Shahid Degrees from Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community  The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is pleased to announce that the first Convocation Ceremony of Jamia Ahmadiyya Germany took place at the Jamia Ahmadiyya Germany premises in Riedstadt on 17 October 2015. The ceremony was presided by the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad. During the ceremony, 16 graduates were presented with their ‘Shahid Degree’ certificates by Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad and were thus enrolled as official Missionaries of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Following the presentation, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivered a faith-inspiring address, in which he reminded the graduates of their vast responsibilities and the importance of the covenant they had made with God Almighty. Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said: “The pledge you have made of devoting your entire lives to the spread of the true and peaceful teachings of Islam is not an insignificant matter. Having studied the Holy Quran...

The following are Tarbiyyat Points from Friday Sermon 9/11/15: Faith is to dedicate oneself solely to God and to act upon His commandments. Islam implies understanding all commandments and while saving oneself from every kind of evil, also be the source of spreading security for others. This is the essence of Faith and Islam. If the Islamic world understood these two principles, we would see such magnificent scenes of lasting peace and the spreading of security as could create Heaven on Earth. In Kababir we have a small mosque and our missionary from there writes that a little while back a Jewish teacher was visiting and was introducing the Jama'at to the children in front of our mosque. Very likely that the teacher also knew Arabic. It is written on the entrance of our mosque:  [3:96] whoso enters it, enters peace.  The teacher was reading and translating the Arabic and telling the children that this means that one who enters this abode...

Continuing our series of weekly extracts of writings from Hazrat Masih-e-Maud (as) from "Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam": It may be asked how can this purpose be achieved and through what means can a person find God?  The very first means of achieving this goal is to recognize God Almighty correctly and to believe in the True God....