Lajna Ima’illah, an auxiliary organization 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 organization while focussing on their duties towards mankind as well as their contributions to the society in which they live and raise the future generation.
Lajna Ima’illah was established in 1922 by Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih II, Mirza Bashir-ud- Din Mahmood Ahmad (may Allah be pleased with him) in Qadian, India. He published an open letter called ‘Ahmadi Ladies of Qadian’ urging women, to realize and fulfill 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 endeavor 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 its name. Lajna Ima’illah UK began in the early fifties and to date consists of 6259 members, spread across 90 branches in the UK.
To improve and enhance knowledge, whilst being focused on achieving high morals and spirituality to serve the community, using pre-existing skills, including fundraising for local charities to focus on upbringing of children training and preparing them to spend their lives in accordance with the teachings of Islam. to promote unity and work together with patience and forbearance overlooking each other’s shortcomings to strive hard in the face of difficulties and challenges with fortitude and bravery to plan to help poor in a practical manner