Who we are
The Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam was founded by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) in 1889 who proclaimed to be the Promised Messiah of the latter days. Since its inception, the community has strived tirelessly to present the true interpretation of Islam – the message of peace; uniting communities with the motto of “Love for All Hatred for None”. The community advocates peace, tolerance, love, and understanding among followers of different faiths.
The community has its humble beginnings in Qadian, a remote village in India, and today the community is busy serving mankind in over 200 countries of the world. The UK chapter of the Ahmadiyya Movement was established in 1913 and is one of the oldest Muslim communities in the UK; and in 1926 built the first mosque in London, known today as the London Mosque.
Helping the less fortunate, the community has opened more than 500 schools & colleges; over 30 hospitals, dispensaries, and hospices in the poorest regions of the world which serve all, irrespective of their ability to pay.
Until the early 1970s, there was virtually no regular, organized, or formally established Majlis Ansarullah in the Nigeria Branch of the Ahmadiyya Jama’at. However, the elders of the Jama’at were, from the very inception, actively participated in all the activities of the Jama’at, doing these purely as members of the Jama’at and not as members of Majlis Ansarullah. Later, when many of those who were active in Majlis Khuddam attained the age of forty, the stage became set for the establishment of Majlis Ansarullah.
The formal establishment of Majlis Ansarullah, in Nigeria, actually took place in December 1973, during the Annual Conference. At that time, it was the then Amir, Maulana M. A. Shahid, who assembled the elders of the Jama’at present at that conference and addressed them on the need for forming Majlis Ansarullah. This they started, almost immediately, and elected Alhaji Abubakar Idogbe Kukoyi as their Zaeem-i-Ala (National Leader). From then on, Majlis Ansarullah has been in operation in different local branches of the Jama’at. They have also organized various interesting programmes, to cater to their members’ physical, social and spiritual development.
What is PLEDGE?
Pledge is a solemn promise to Allah to believe in Him and to follow:
Allah’s commandment and Those of His prophet Muhammad (saw) and the Promised Messiah (as) and Khalifa-e-Ahmadiyya. It’s also a promise to do all good and lead a moral life.
I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah. He is One (and) has no partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is His servant and messenger.
I solemnly pledge that I shall endeavor throughout my life for the propagation and consolidation of Islam Ahmadiyyat, and for upholding the institution of Khilafat. I shall also be prepared to offer the greatest sacrifice for this cause. Moreover, I shall exhort my children to always remain dedicated and devoted to Khilafat.
All male members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Association automatically join the Majlis Ansarullah on 1st January after their 40th birthday.
The ‘Saff-Awal‘comprises members of age 55 years and above. ‘Saff-e-Doem’ comprises of members below 55 years.
Sadr Majlis (President) and Naib Sadr Saff-Dom (Vice President) are elected for a period of two years by the National Majlis-e-Shura (Elected Executive Body).
National Amila (Executive) is appointed by Sadr Majlis after formal approval of Hazrat Khalifatul Masih on a yearly basis.
These consist of Naib Sadr Awwal (Senior Vice President), Naib Sadran(Vice Presidents), Muavin Sadran (Special assistants to Sadr), Qaideen (Heads of Departments), Zaeem-e-Ala London and Auditor.
Qiadats( Departments) are:
Umoomi (General Secretary), Tarbiyyat, Tabligh, Taleem, Taleem Ul Quran, Isaar, Maal, Waqfe Jadid, Tehrike Jadid, Tajneed, Ishaat, Nau Muba’een, & Zehanat Sehato Jismani.
Aims & Objectives
The aim of the organization is the moral and spiritual training of the members so as to promote the love of God, righteousness, exhorting them to discharge their duties towards the Creator and fellow human beings; promoting and propagating religious knowledge; serving humanity; religious training and education of children, particularly teaching them Namaz and Quran; inculcating obedience to Hazrat Khalifatul Masih of the time and Jama’at’s administrative setup at all levels and tires etc.
The aims and objectives of the organization are reflected in the pledge, which every member has to make and repeat in every formal meeting: