Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya which literally means “Association of the Servants of Ahmadiyya”, is one of the five auxiliary organizations within the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. It is the young men’s branch of the community, particularly for those between the ages of 15 and 40. In some English-speaking countries, the organization is also known as the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA).
According to the auxiliary’s founder, the name Khuddamul Ahmadiyya literally means that its members are “servants of Ahmadiyya.”
Mahmood Ahmad established the tenets of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya to rest on the principles of service and sacrifice, and to inculcate commitment to one’s faith, one’s country, and to the world, tenets that still resonate through its international membership. The importance of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya was so great that in 1940 membership was made compulsory for every young man between the ages of 15 and 40, and as a result, branches of Khuddamul Ahmadiyya were established in all parts of the world.
“My idea of establishing this body is that the knowledge which has been acquired by us and safely locked in our hearts must continue to be passed onto the next generation, and thereafter it must become a continuous cycle so that the world at large may benefit.