Majlis Atfal-ul-Ahmadiyya (MAA)’s purpose is to prepare Ahmadī 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 Jamā’at.
On April 15, 1938 in Masjid Aqsa, Qādiān, in his Friday Sermon Hadrat Khalīfatul Masīh 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 Khuddāmul Ahmadīyya. On July 26, 1938 Hudur announced: “Within one month, Majlis Khuddāmul Ahmadīyya should establish an organization for youth between the ages of 7-15 and should name the organization Atfālul Ahmadīyya.” From then on, the educational and moral training of Ahmadī youth took on an organized form and, to this day, by the Grace of Allah, this organization continues to run exceptionally.
In the beginning, Atfālul Ahmadīyya was established in various Halqas of the Jamā’at Markaz in Qādiān. 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 Jamā’at-e-Ahmadīyya.
By the Grace of Allah, today thousands and thousands of young Ahmadī children are receiving beneficial training in Majlis Atfālul Ahmadīyya. Without a doubt, the establishment of Atfālul Ahmadīyya was among the huge achievements of Hadrat Musleh Mau’ūd(ra) . This was a tremendous effort towards the Tarbiyat of the future generations of Jamā’at-e-Ahmadīyya.