Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ahmadiyya Muslims to hold Annual Convention

LOS ANGELES (Source: India Post): The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been holding its Annual Conventions, known as 'Jalsa Salana', in different parts of the world for over 100 years. This year marks the 24th Jalsa Salana West Coast, USA. Members from 11 chapters spanning from as far north as Seattle, Washington down through Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona will make the Journey to the Inland Empire, where for the first time in many years, the convention returns to the Baitul Hameed Mosque in Chino.

The event is set to begin on Friday, December 25 2009 and go on until Sunday, December 27, 2009.  Attendance is estimated to top 1000 this year, as members of the community from as far as Washington DC, Cleveland, Chicago, and even Canada are expected to attend.  

Many of the community's national office holders will be in attendance including the National Vice Presidents of the Community, and the newly appointed Missionary In-charge USA, Mr. Naseem Mahdi. Mr. Mahdi will address the audience on Sunday spaking about the Holy Prophet Muhammad and his service to Humankind.    

The purpose of the three day convention as laid out by the founder of the community, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, is to enable every sincere individual to personally experience religious benefits and so that they may enhance their knowledge. Topics this year range on a vast number of issues including, Calling people to God and how to best convey the Message of Islam. 

Women will also have their own session, in which dealing with today's recession will be addressed. The national president of the community's women's auxiliary, Dr. Shenaz Butt is also expected to address the gathering.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Youth Leaders Inspired and Refreshed after Conference

Chino- (Staff Writer) The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) Men's Youth Association (MKA), USA successfully completed their 14th Annual Leadership Conference, which began on Friday with an informal barbecue at Laguna beach. Of the over 200 participants, a large majority were on the west coast for the first time. Many were amazed at the scenic views and were thrilled at the chance to enjoy a spectacular southern California sunset.

The formal event began early Saturday Morning with a Welcome from the local President of the LA-Inland Empire Chapter of AMC, Mr. Ansari who welcomed the young leaders. President of MKA USA, Dr. Yonus also addressed the group and informed participant about the objectives and goals of the conference. Imam Shamshad, Missionary at the Chino Mosque also welcomed the participants and said that he was delighted that they are having an event of this magnitude at the Baitul Hameed mosque. The session was then divided up into smaller groups and key leadership issues were discussed including finances, reporting, and how to motivate the youth within the organization, etc...

In the afternoon the National Executive Board of the Youth association put on a 'Resource Fair' which gave participants an opportunity to ask questions of their national counterparts and seek guidance from them, as to how to make there local chapters more active in specific areas including: how to hold successful education classes, organize blood drives, and how to successfully provide good spiritual education to the children of the community, etc.. The evening concluded with a meeting of the National executive board.

Sunday Morning the conference resumed and participants were inspired by two very respected early African American members of the community who touched the audience with their story of how they came into the fold of Ahmadiyyat and they offered the youth some valuable words of wisdom and encouragement.

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Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya (MKA) is the youth auxiliary of the greater Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. In the United States, MKA USA is registered as a 501(c)(3) subsidiary of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, USA Inc.

The name "Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya" is derived from its roots in Arabic. Translated into English, its literal meaning is "Group of the Servants of Ahmadiyya." Ahmadiyya (or Ahmadis) is the name given to those who are a part of the Ahmadiyya Muslim sect in Islam.

Members of the Ahmadiyya Community are Muslims that believe in the Messiah, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) of Qadian, India. In 1889, the Promised Messiah (as), established this organization with a notion that "members of this community would show something distinctive in their day-to-day behaviors."

As the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community grew, so too did the demands of the organization. Hadhrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmad(ra), Khalifatul Masih II (the second caliph or successor to the Promised Messiah) created several organizations from time-to-time to fulfill these growing needs. On February 4th, 1938, Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya was established under his direction; a culmination the great characteristics found in previously established organizations of the community.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Women Interfaith Celebration

Chino- (Source: Staff Writer) On Saturday, November 21st the Women's Auxillary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will host an interfaith celebration at the Bait ul Hameed Mosque. The event is open to all ladies who wish to attend. Attendees will learn about the beliefs of various faiths including: Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Mormonism, Christianity, and Islam.

The Festival of Faiths will have various presentations, discussions, and stalls to bring ladies of all faiths together to learn about each other and promote peace and harmony amongst women of various religious backgrounds. Attendees are encouraged to stay for a complimentary dinner.

The event begins at 2pm and will last about 3 hours. Ladies are requested to RSVP at

The Chino Mosque, namely the Bait ul Hameed Mosque, is located at:
11941 Ramona Ave. Chino CA 91710

Youth Come to Chino Mosque for Leadership Conference

Chino- (Source: Staff Writer) This weekend the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association USA will be holding their annual leadership conference, known as the Qaideen Refresher Course, at the Bait ul Hameed Mosque. Youth leaders, known as Qaideen, of the 60 plus chapters from all over the country will be flying in and gathering at the mosque for the entire weekend. This is the first time that a National Youth event has been held on the west coast. The event will also host the entire National Executive Board of the Youth Association.

The conference is set up to assess the previous years accomplishments and set goals and plans for the upcoming year. Discussions and seminars are given on various topics, followed by breakout sessions in which individual leaders have the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas. Creating brotherhood and camaraderie is a key part of the event.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Learning correct Recitation of the Holy Qur'an

Chino-(Source: Staff Writer) Every evening after congregational prayers, men and women of the Mosque gather and work to perfect their recitation of the Holy Qur'an. It is common practice for Muslims to learn to read and recite the Qur'an in Arabic, as this was the tongue in which it was revealed from God to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). These sessions give people an opportunity to practice reciting. Frequently the recitation is also translated and a short explanation of the verses is given in english. These sessions are open to all who wish to attend and are conducted in english.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Members Gather to Study Life of Prophet

Chino-(source: Staff Writer) Members of the Mosque gathered Saturday evening to begin a weekly group book-reading session. The session is open to all who wish to attend. In this session members read and discuss books of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

The first book choosen was Life of Muhammad In the first session a interesting dialogue took place where participants compared Arabia at the time of the Prophet to today's society. These sessions will take place every Saturday before the evening prayer (Maghrib).

Friday, October 30, 2009

Large Crowd flocks to Mosque

CHINO (Source: Daily Bulletin) The Baitul Hameed Mosque officially re-opened Saturday in a ceremony attended by many neighbors, religious leaders of other faiths, government official, the local police and fire department along with multiple media representatives.

The national head of the community, Dr. Ahsanullah Zafar, spoke briefly to the gathering via satellite saying, "we are Muslims who believe in the Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad."

The keynote address was delivered by Imam Azhar Hanif, who had traveled from St. Louis for the occasion. Imam Hanif is a missionary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and a national vice president of the group.

The event was telecast live to the World via MTAUSA.TV, a Web-based video streaming arm of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Communities in North America.

Imam Shamshad A Nasir of the Baitul Hameed Mosque delivered the concluding speech thanking and recognizing the many guests for their generosity during the long renovation process of the mosque.

"We have a record of service to the communities across the globe." said Imam Shamshad. "Here in this area, too, you know our community for our efforts in holding blood drives, food drives, highway cleanup and interfaith outreach, among many more."

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mosque Members Share Bounty with the Needy

Chino, CA (source: Press Enterprise) Ten members of the Chino Mosque went to downtown LA to distribute food to well over 250 people. The response from the crowd was that of thanks and gratitude. One Lady approached in a wheelchair and commented that this was her first meal in more than 48 hrs.

Mr. Khan, General Secretary of the LA East Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community commented, "Members of the Mosque had a chance to reflect on the hunger in the world and in our own backyard. Mother Earth can produce more food than we need; it is our man-made systems that fail to administer this supply equitably or provide sustenance to all."

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is known for its services to humanity and
and has built over 500 schools, and more than 30 hospitals The community has been at the forefront of disaster-relief efforts in the United States and in other parts of the world through an independent charitable organization, Humanity First ( .

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