MAJLIS KHUDDAMUL AHMADIYYA IS A SPIRITUAL ORGANIZATION THAT WAS ESTABLISHED BY HADRAT MUSLEH MAU`UD , KHALIFATUL MASIH II, ON 1317 HIJRI (1938 A.D). EVERY AHMADI MALE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 15 AND 40 YEARS IS A MEMBER OF THIS MAJLIS AND IS REFERRED TO AS A KHADIM.
Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya is also responsible for youths between the ages of seven and fifteen. These youths are managed by an auxiliary organization of Khuddamul Ahmadiyya called Majlis Atfalul Ahmadiyya and the member of this auxiliary organization is referred to as a Tifl.
The objectives of this Majlis are to train and educate the Khuddam and Atfal in Islamic ways and to inculcate in them the love of the Allah and the Holy Prophet , the spirit of serving Islam, country and mankind and to strive for their welfare.
The overall in-charge of both organizations is Sadr Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya who provides guidance to them using the constitution, guidelines and instructions of Hadrat Khalifatul Masih ایدہ اللہ تعالیٰ بنصرہ العزیز.
To facilitate the work of the Majlis, various departments have been created to assist Sadr Majlis. The National office bearers are as follows
Muhtamim Khidmat Khalq
Muhtamim Sehat Jismani
Muhtamim Waqar `Amal
Muhtamim Tahrik Jadid
Muhtamim `Umur Talaba’
Muhtamim Tarbiyat Nau Muba`in
Under the instructions and guidelines of the National Office Bearers, Majalis conduct their respective programs within their own areas.
The year of Khuddamul Ahmadiyya starts on November 1st and ends on October 31st of the following year. Those boys, who turn seven years of age during the year, join Majlis Atfalul Ahmadiyya at the start of the year on November 1st and those Atfal who turn fifteen years of age become members of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya from November 1st. Similarly, those Khuddam who are turning forty years of age during the year become members of the Ansarullah on January 1st of the following year (The year of Majlis Ansarullah starts in January)
Local (Muqami) Majlis Responsibilities
Any city or area where more than one Khadim resides or one Khadim or two Atfal reside, a Majlis may be formed. The leader of a Majlis is referred to as Qa’id Majlis and members of his Majlis `Amila are called Nazimeen. Each Nazim is responsible for the overall management of his department. It is mandatory for each and every Majlis to submit a monthly report to National Markaz using the prescribed reporting system.Halqa
If the area of a Majlis is too large or there are too many Khuddam in a Majlis making it difficult for them to get together on a regular basis, then the Majlis maybe divided into Halqajat. The in-charge of each Halqa is called Za`im Halqa and members of his Majlis `Amila are called Muntazimeen.
All Khuddam in a Majlis are divided into smaller groups with approximately ten Khuddam in each group. A person is appointed as an in-charge for every group. This person is called a Sa’iq. Every Khadim whether he is a Qa’id Majlis or any other office bearer must be part of a Hizb. A Hizb is the most fundamental block and the strength of Khuddamul Ahmadiyya. Thus, the establishment of Ahzab requires detailed attention.
Each Sa’iq follows the instructions of the Qa’id Majlis and Za`im Halqa by maintaining regular contact with the Khuddam assigned to him. A Sa’iq ensures that the Khuddam in his Hizb are actively participating in the activities of the Majlis and provides them with guidance when required.
Office Bearers and their appointments
- Qa’id Majlis and Za`im Halqa are elected and their approval is given by Sadr Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya. Qa’id is elected for a period of two years and a Za`im Halqa is elected for one year.
- The Qa’id Majlis forms his Majlis `Amila consisting of Nazimeen and submits it to Sadr Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya for approval.
- The Za`im Halqa forms his Majlis `Amila consisting of Muntazimeen and submits it to Qa’id Majlis for approval.
- Nazim Atfal also forms his Majlis `Amila to administer and manage the affairs of Majlis Atfalul Ahmadiyya Muqami and seeks approval of the Majlis `Amila from Qa’id Majlis.
Regional/`Ilaqa Qa’id is responsible for all the affairs of Majalis within his Region/`Ilaqa. It is the responsibility of the Regional/`Ilaqa Qa’id to evaluate the Majalis within his Region and ensure that the instructions of National Markaz are being followed. Furthermore, he should motivate the members of those Majalis in his Region which are falling behind. Regional/Ilaqa Qa’id must form his Majlis `Amila and seek its approval from Sadr Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya. Members of the Regional/`Ilaqa Qa’id’s `Amila are referred to as Regional/`Ilaqa Nazimeen.
¨ Encourage students to write letters to Hadrat Khalifatul Masih ایدہ اللہ تعالیٰ بنصرہ العزیز for prayers.
¨ Recognize the achievements of outstanding students in Majlis. Forward the names of such Khuddam to National Markaz along with their accomplishments.
¨ Form research groups to focus on various subject matters.