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.

For more info on this event please visit and look for 'QRC'.
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).