The Majlis Khuddam-ul Ahmadiyya (MKA) aka Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Organization, Ghana, is the Ghana branch of the youth wing of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The Majlis was founded by Hadhrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmud Ahmad, second successor of the Promised Messiahas in 1938 as one of the auxiliary wings of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. MKA is made up of the male members of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community between the ages of 15 and 40. MKA also has oversight responsibilities over Majlis Atfalul Ahmadiyya (MAA) who are the male children of the community between the ages of 7 and 15. Among the objectives of the Majlis Khuddam-ul Ahmadiyya are;

  • To train and educate its members, including Atfalul Ahmadiyya, in true Islamic ways, to inculcate in them the love of Allah and Hazrat Khataman Nabiyyin Muhammad  Mustafasaw, the spirit of serving Islam, country and mankind, and strive for their welfare.

MKA Ghana, like the other branches worldwide is under the auspices of the Khalifatul Masih, the worldwide leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The Majlis is administered by a National Aamila (Executive body), headed by a National President (Sadr), with its national headquarters in Accra. The National Aamila is made up of young men from across the country heading various departments and regions. Besides the Sadr and his Deputies, there are 17 departments and 12 regions headed by individual members of the National Aamila. Each of the 17 departments is headed by a Muhtamim (Secretary) and each of the 12 regions is headed by a Qaid Ilaqa (Regional President). The Departments under the National Aamila are replicated in the 12 regions across the country with each department at the regional level headed by a Nazim (Regional Secretary) and each Circuit/District (Dil’a) by a Qaid Dil’a (Circuit President). The same departments are also repeated at the Dil’a level where each department is headed by a Nazim Dil’a. Over 10,000 active members across the country were counted in a census exercise carried out in the year 2013. At the beginning of the Majlis year which starts from 1st November to 31st October the following year, a Consolidated Programme is drawn at the National level for implementation at the Circuit and Regional levels. Among the activities undertaken by MKA Ghana are;

Executive meetings are held at the National, Regional and Circuit levels while general meetings are held at the Circuit and Local levels.

Each year rallies are held at the various level of the Majlis beginning from the local level, through the circuit and the regional levels and culminating into the national rally. During the rallies, members benefit from various discourses aimed at building their moral and spiritual uprightness. Members also participate in religious, academic and sporting competitions, as well as embark on route march through the principal streets of the host town or city.

The Majlis engage in many community service initiatives over the years. The youth wing of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Ghana is well known for its humanitarian services such as blood donation exercises, communal labour at public places and donation of gifts to orphanages, hospitals and prisons. Members across the regions organize blood donation exercises periodically to help save the lives of those in need of urgent blood transfusion. They also organize clean-up exercises at hospitals, market centres, orphanages, among others. Members also make donations in the form of food items, clothing and cash to orphanages and prisons across the country.

MKA which literally means “Servants of Ahmadiyya” are very active during various Jamaat activities and functions all over the country. The Khuddam are relied on to provide security during programmes and functions and also volunteer to undertake various roles and responsibilities during occasions like Jalsa Salana (National Conferences). The youth wing is also very supportive in the building and renovation of mosques and mission houses by providing labour and also making financial contributions.

The Ghana branch of the Khuddam has a bi-annual magazine, “the Khaadim” which highlights the various activities undertaken by members across the country as well as contain various teachings from Islam from the Holy Qu’ran, Ahadith, the Promised Messiah and the Khulafa.

MKA Ghana, collaborates with other youth groups in the country under the umbrella of the National Youth Authority in promoting peace and peaceful coexistence in the country.

Since the establishment of MKA in Ghana in the 1970s, there have been seven National Presidents (Sadran) with the current National President, Mr. Nasir Ahmed Bonsu taking over from Mr. Abdul Noor Wahab from 1st November 2016. Mr. Nasir Bonsu had previously held the post of Greater Accra Regional President (Qaid Ilaqa). He is assisted by Ustaz Aliu Adam as Naib Sadr (Vice-President) in-charge of Greater Accra Region and Administration, Mr. Hanif Bipuah, Naib Sadr for the Northern Sector and Mr. Usman Yaw Baidoo, Naib Sadr for the Southern Sector and over 30 other officers at the national level.