Majlis Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya (MAA)’s purpose is to prepare Ahmadi children in a proper manner so that they may be molded in such a way that they are able to utilize their God gifted abilities towards the progress of the Jamaat.
On April 15, 1938 in Masjid Aqsa, Qadian, in his Friday Sermon Hadrat Khalifatul Masih II(RA) gave the initial order to establish this new auxiliary organization. Accordingly, on April 23, 1938, this organization was opened under Resolution # 17 in the Markaz of Khuddamul Ahmadiyya. On July 26, 1938 Hazoor announced: “Within one month, Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya should establish an organization for youth between the ages of 7 - 15 and should name the organization Atfalul Ahmadiyya.” From then on, the educational and moral training of Ahmadi youth took on an organized form and, to this day, by the Grace of Allah, this organization continues to run exceptionally.
In the beginning, Atfalul Ahmadiyya was established in various Halqas of the Jamaat Markaz in Qadian. Soon, and very rapidly its branches spread in foreign areas. At the very outset, the program and guidelines of this organization were very brief. However, slowly, the program expanded and started to grow in parallel to the progress of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya.
By the Grace of Allah, today thousands and thousands of young Ahmadi children are receiving beneficial training in Majlis Atfalul Ahmadiyya. Without a doubt, the establishment of Atfalul Ahmadiyya was among the huge achievements of Hadrat Musleh Mauud(RA). This was a tremendous effort towards the Tarbiyat of the future generations of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya.