Lajna Imaillah is an auxiliary, non-political and religious organisation of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. It is for women above the age of 15. The organization was established by Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, the second Caliph of the community.
The aim of Lajna Ima’illah (literally translated as maids of Allah) is to raise awareness amongst women of their important status and their great responsibilities in the religious organisation, while focussing on their duties towards mankind as well as their contributions to the society in which they live and raise the future generations.
Lajna Ima’illah was established in 1922 by Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II, Mirza Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad (may Allah be pleased withhim) in Qadian, India. He published an open letter called ‘Ahmadi Ladies of Qadian’ urging women, to realise and fulfil their potential. “The efforts of our women along with our men are equally necessary for attaining the objective of our creation.” In order to achieve this Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II (may Allah be pleased with him) encouraged all women to read and endeavour to abide by the Charter of Aims. The first meeting of the fourteen founding members took place on 25th December 1922, with Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II (may Allah be pleased with him) who formally announced its formation and name.
ASHAHADO AL LAILAHA ILLALLAHO WAHDAHU LA SHARIKA LAHU WA ASHAHADO ANNA MUHAMMADAN ABDOHU WA RASULOHU.
I bear witness that there is no God but Allah, the One without any partner. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and His messenger.
I affirm that I shall always be ready to devote my life, property, time and children for the cause of faith and the community. I shall always adhere to truth and shall always be prepared to make every sacrifice for the perpetuation of the Ahmadiyya Khilafat.
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