Majlis Atfalul 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 Jama’at.
While God has emphasized upon the believers to keep themselves away from the fire of His displeasure, He has also made them responsible for their families. Thus, along with self-reformation they must also reform their families and thus fulfill the responsibility of reforming their future generations.
In the world we see that in order for a nation to progress, it is necessary to establish a proper system for training of future generations, so that after they receive adequate training, they can shoulder the system established by their predecessors and become capable of furthering its progress. We have also seen that the best time for the training of a generation is in its childhood. In this age, the state of heart and mind is clean. Whatever imprints are placed in the heart of a child, they will not be easy to be removed in a later period.
The reason for this is that a child has the nature of understanding and imitating. He will accept anything that the parents or guardian will teach him. Thus, it is the childhood training, in which the foundation of a person’s thoughts and character is built. That is why he remembers things learned in childhood more so than those learned later on.
On April 15, 1938 in Masjid Aqsa, Qadian, in his Friday Sermon Hadrat Khalifatul Masih IIra 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.