By the Grace of Allah, this year marks the 75th year since the establishment of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya. During each of those blessed years, Khuddam and Atfal across the world have cherished the honour and opportunity to serve Khilafat and the Jamaat with a spirit of absolute loyalty, devotion & obedience.
As you will each be aware, the highlight of the MKA calendar is the National Ijtema. It presents both Khuddam and Atfal with an opportunity to come together in a spirit of brotherhood and unity for three enjoyable and spiritually charged days. Attendees vie with one another in good works, through partaking in academic and sports events. They also renew old friendships and begin new bonds of brotherhood that often last a lifetime. All of this is in line with the blessed injunction of the Holy Qur'an:
''Vie with one another in good works'' (2.149).
As our beloved Holy Prophet صلي الله عليه وسلم has informed us, any gathering of a group of Muslims who join together in order to remember Allah the Exalted attracts the attention of Angels who surround the gathering. This alone highlights the importance of the National Ijtema and pressing need for each of us to attend.
I pray to Allah the Exalted that each of you joins me at the 2013 National Ijtema. It is due to take place in Islamabad on 5th, 6th and 7th July. Kindly inform your fellow Khuddam and Atfal brothers about the event and feel free to contact me should you encounter any difficulties.
May Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya forever serve Islam Ahmadiyyat & Khilafat-e-Ahmadiyya with distinction, honour and a true spirit of sacrifice. Please continue to pray for the success of Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya and remember to offer thanks to Allah for His continued blessings.
Mirza Waqas Ahmad
Sadr Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya UK
Ijtema Buildup : Scenes from Islamabad