History

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association

Hazrat Mirza Bashir ud Din (RA)which literally means “Association of the Servants of Ahmadiyya”, is one of the five auxiliary organizations within the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. It is the young men’s branch of the community, particularly for those between the ages of 15 and 40. In some English-speaking countries, the organization is also known as the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA).

“My idea of establishing this body is that the knowledge which has been acquired by us and safely locked in our hearts must continue to be passed onto the next generation, and thereafter it must become a continuous cycle so that the world at large may benefit.”

Hazrat Mirza Bashir ud Din (RA)

Foundation

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) was founded in 1938 by Khalifatul Masih II, Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, the second Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

According to the auxiliary’s founder, the name Khuddamul Ahmadiyya literally means that its members are “servants of Ahmadiyya.”

Mahmood Ahmad established the tenets of Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association to rest on the principles of service and sacrifice, and to inculcate commitment to one’s faith, one’s country, and to the world, tenets that still resonate through its international membership. The importance of AMYA was so great that in 1940 membership was made compulsory for every young man between the ages of 15 and 40, and as a result, branches of AMYA were established in all parts of the world.

“My idea of establishing this body is that the knowledge which has been acquired by us and safely locked in our hearts must continue to be passed onto the next generation, and thereafter it must become a continuous cycle so that the world at large may benefit.”

Hazrat Mirza Bashir ud Din (RA)

Nations cannot be reformed without the reformation of the youth.

Khalifa Mirza Masroor Ahmad prays while inaugurating a mosque  in Baltimore on Oct. 20, 2018. RNS photo by Jack Jenkins
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AMYA

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Canada is an auxiliary organization of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Canada, a non-profit charity organization. We have over 50 branches across Canada, headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario.

The goal of the organization is to train Youth and inculcate in them the habit of working by hand.

Amya brings out creative ideas to serve humanity. Our Youth members are active in numerous projects across Canada including Blood Drives, City and Park Cleanups, Adopt a Road programs, Food Drives, Fundraising activities for Africa, Planting and Career Counseling programs.

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