Women's Auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
Lajna Imaillah UK – History
Lajna Imaillah UK
Lajna Ima’illah, an auxiliary organisation of Ahmadiyya Muslim community provides women a structure to train, develop, and enhance their religious and academic knowledge, acquire health and fitness skills, manage trade and industry affairs and develop their financial abilities. 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 generation
Activities and Events
Lajna Ima’illah has a robust organisational structure, consisting of local branches linked with regional and national management. The National President of the organisation is elected every other year. Monthly meetings are held in every ranch focussing on the religious, moral, social and general training of its members. Each branch organises educational classes or its younger girls giving them opportunity to socialise with other young Muslims. Lajna speakers address the attendees of Jalsa Salana; a yearly convention that takes place in each country. The UK convention typically attracts thousands of attendees from all over the world. A convention of Lajna members takes place once a year promoting speech, poem and quiz competitions from participants all over the UK. Two training classes are held each year – one for North and other for South region. A refresher course for Lajna office holders is also an important part of the Lajna calendar. A National Sports Day is held every year to promote health and fitness and each year Lajna holds fundraising events to donate money for charities and projects in the UK and abroad.