To provide maximum service to the poor, helpless and needy without any discrimination of race, religion or nationality. Khidmat-e-Khalq, or the social services department, is focused on internally helping one another in the Ahmadiyya Community, as well as external outreach to the surrounding communities. This is achieved through prayers, community service, donations, volunteer work and advocacy. Khidmat-e-Khalq, or social welfare, is an integral part of our worship.
What's New In Khidmat-e-Khalq
The Food Bank was initiated by the Charlotte Jama’at in January 2012 and Lajna took over running it immediately. All Lajna members and their families take turns volunteering to help run the Food Bank. Local Lajna Sadr serves as President of the Food Bank and is always there to train Lajna members how to manage the shelves, fill the bags, as well as how to communicate with the people being served. A fixed, monthly schedule has been made for up to a year for volunteers; at least 2 to 3 Lajna and Nasirat members are always on hand to help local Sadr, including Lajna members with children under the age of 7... [Read more]
Research Triangle Lajna organized two successful blood drives:
On September 11 from 12pm-5pm at UNC Chapel Hill University 145 E Cameron Ave Chapel Hill, NCLajna organized and participated in this drive from beginning to end. 6 Lajna members volunteered.
Alhumdolillah the blood drive went well considering there were many technical problems and failures with the blood mobile itself.
We had 50 people registered and ended by collecting 37 units.
150+ pamphlets, 1 Life of Muhammed (saw), 50-70 Muslims for Life t-shirts, 40 mugs, 20 pens and a few 'I love Muhammad' hats were handed out. Snacks water and drinks were also provided.
On September 23 from 10am-2:30pm at Meridith Collage 3800 Hillsborough St Raleigh Lajna organized and participated in this drive from the beginning to the end as well. 5 Lajna and 1 Nasirat volunteered
We had a great turn out for this blood drive and had a full sheet of appointments 52 people registered and we collected 41 units, MashaAllah.
30+ fliers, 50 mugs, 50+ t- shirts, 30 pens, 30 'I love Muhammed' hats and 6 'Life of Muhammed' books were distributed. Snacks water and drinks were also provided.
Two Lajna members also volunteered in the Jama'at organized blood drive, which took place on September 6th and in which 28 pints were collected.
Detroit Lajna Ramadan Service Projects
Feed the Hungry Program: By the grace of Allah, the Detroit Lajna collected cans and non-perishable food items over the month of Ramadan. The total donation amounted to 594 lbs. The food coordinator from Gleaner’s Food Bank was very pleased with the donations...[Read more]
Lajna LA East – Ramadhan 2013 Khidmat e Khalq Report
During the month of Ramadhan 2013, Alhamdolillah Lajna LA East was blessed to perform the following Khidmat e Khalq activities:
1) Food Drive Approximately 250 pounds of non-perishable canned and boxed food was collected.
2) Clothes and Miscellaneous Drive
3) The above items were donated on EID DAY to our adopted shelter for abused women, The House of Ruth, as well as to the Pomona Baptist Church. ..[Read more]
Lajna of Queens, New York participated in volunteer service at the Queens Botanical Garden. Eight Lajna members volunteered to help clean up debris from the trees and walkways surrounding the Garden. ..[Read more]
Oklahoma Disaster Relief Donation Drive Held by Lajna Dallas
After the devastating tornado in May 2013 that ripped through Moore OK, Dallas lajna
members quickly mobilized themselves to provide whatever help and support they could…[Read more]
Food donations given by Kentucky Majlis
Letter of appreciation: We want to take this opportunity to say Thank You for your generous act of compassion. Your recent contribution of 99 food items is greatly appreciated. Bethany House relies on
the support of the community in order to be able to provide services...[Read more]
Khidmat-e-Khalq activity at the Lajna Camp Ages 15-25 years
(West Midwest Region)
The West Midwest region held its Lajna ages 15-25 Camp in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on June 1st and June 2nd, 2013. MashAllah the camp was a great success!
On both Saturday and Sunday the Lajna members were able to give back to the Oshkosh community by volunteering at local organizations. [Readmore]
Letter of appreciation to Kentucky Majalis
'We want to take this opportunity to say Thank You for your generous act of compassion...' [Read more]
On October 21st, Dallas lajna members worked on and volunteered at a chaand raat fundraiser held by Humanity First. Work on the event began many months in advance and lajna volunteers worked tirelessly to organize the fundraiser. Many made personal donations, collected goods and services from various businesses, made phone calls to potential vendors, decorated the venue, picked up supplies...[Read more]
“Summary Report-Faith groups Working hand and hand”
Zion Lajna Ima’illah-USA
"And they feed, for the love of Him, the poor, the orphan and the prisoner; Assuring them: 'We feed you to win Allah's pleasure only. We desire no reward, nor thanks from you'." - The Holy Quran, 76:9-10
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Feed the hungry, visit the sick and set free the captives." - Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Hadith 552
Over the course of approximately two years of building a strong, loving relationship with a group of ladies at Wildwood Presbyterian Church located in Grayslake, Illinois, the Women’s auxiliary of Zion Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (Lajna) was invited to participate in their Food Pantry distribution which took place in the parking lot of the church on Saturday, December 1, 2012. The air was cool, but the sun was shining and reflecting the spirits and smiles of the volunteers. [Read more]
Blood Drive Report
Fayetteville, AR 2012
The 2012 Annual “Muslims for Life” Blood Drive was held here in Fayetteville, AR on the 10th, 11th, and 12th of September. Like last year, we worked with the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) and we could not have carried this out without them. Al-Islam Students Association was proud to have hosted the blood drive in honor of 9/11 for the second year in a row. [Read more]
Lajna Ima’illah, Boston Majlis initiates a Mosque Beautification Project.
On Sunday, September 16th, 2012 members of Lajna Ima’illah, Boston Chapter met at Bait- ul Nasr, their local mission house to clean the mosque. However what started out as routine cleaning, very quickly grew into a larger mosque beautification project. The day started with Lajna members scrubbing the bathrooms, and reorganizing the storage
cupboards, which lead on to a complete overhaul of the Nasirat room. [Read more]
Muslim Speaker Keynotes - Domestic Violence Bike-a-Thon & Walk Dr. Shanaz Tejani-Butt, keynote speaker
“We are here because we want to break the cycle of domestic violence,” she declared. “Eighty per cent of those who are denied their basic human rights, who are beaten, raped and killed, are women and children...Domestic violence is a silent killer, and if we want to break the cycle, we must first break the silence. We can no longer allow DV to be a private issue that occurs behind closed doors.” [Read more]
What a wonderful, courageous, high school student effort to organize Muslims for Life Blood Drive....may Allah bless her
GGPS sophomore Najia Humayun successfully coordinated the most recent blood drive on campus, asking students and faculty to donate blood in support of the second annual campaign by Muslims for Life, a national organization with a goal of 11,000 units for blood banks across the country.
The organization, which seeks to express that “Islam values the sanctity of life,” is honoring the 11th anniversary of 9/11 and is partnering with the American Red Cross and America’s Blood Centers in reaching the goal by the end of the one-month drive.
Feed the Hungry Project in the US By Humanity First, USA
Camp Bismillah 2012
Camp Bismillah was held at the Zion Mission House/Mosque on 2012 July 11, 12, and 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and July 14, (Saturday) from 12:00 p.m. to 3: 00 p.m.
Lajna members right after their return from the US Jalsa Salana demonstrated their lajna pledge (I affirm that I shall be ready to sacrifice my life, property, time and children for the cause of my faith and the community…) by moving into immediate action; reviewing the plans for Camp Bismillah, taking time off work, household matters and school assignments, making purchases, contacting volunteers, cleaning and setting-up the mission house. [Read more]
Community Service Work From RTNC Majlis:
UNC Horizons is a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program for pregnant women and mothers, and it is made up of two residential programs, an outpatient treatment center, and a perinatal program. Services for the children of the attending mothers are also available and are comprised of a licensed 5 Star Child Care Center, screenings and evaluations (medical, speech and language, occupational, developmental, and psychological), and individual and/or group therapy.
The Research Triangle Lajna donated a variety of items to benefit the women and children of this program, including clothing, diapers, body wash, loofahs, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, purses, toys, and approximately 20-30 women were served. Many of the women who receive treatment in the program are unemployed and receive their income through social service programs, like Work First, which is part of the Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance program in North Carolina.
The far reaching effects of addiction result in a number of detrimental impacts and losses to one's health, earned income, relationships with family and friends, and ability to self-care and care for others - particularly one's children. Donations are always welcome at UNC Horizons, and the women are always grateful for the opportunity to obtain items that might otherwise have to be budgeted for or procured at a later time in treatment.
We are going to try to continue contributing to UNC Horizons, NC, InshaAllah.
Presidential Volunteer Services Award
Presidential Volunteer Services Award is a prestigious civic awardgiven by the President of United States in recognizing individuals who are actively participating in Community Services.
Volunteers need to register at http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/ and participate in community Services/programs by choosing any registered Organization. By the end of the year, registered Organization will submit a request to Presidential Services to award individuals based on categories (Gold, Silver and Bronze. they also have Life time achievement award) These categories are based on the total number of hours spent during a year in various community activities.
Record Of Service Key is BZQ-34223. You can provide this record of service key to your volunteers for them to register your organization as their Certifying Organization. This will provide a direct link between your CO account and all of your volunteer's service records.