The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) is a nationwide youth group that works with young Muslim men and boys around the country. The association is also known internationally by the name Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya, which literally means "Association of Servants of the True Islam." The international organization was founded in 1938 and serves as the young men and boys auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Officially established in the United States in 1939, AMYA is one of the earliest Muslim Youth organizations in the United States.
AMYA is a dynamic and vibrant association serving not only the needs of its members but of its local communities and nation. The association is comprised of more than 5,000 men and boys from Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA aged 7 to 40, spread across 70 local chapters. Previous members of AMYA include Grammy award-winning artists and Pulitzer prize-winning journalists. AMYA USA is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Operating under the auspices of the international Khalifa (spiritual head) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, AMYA is governed by a national executive council and led by a national President. The current President is Dr. Madeel Abdullah, an anesthesiologist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The executive councils comprise of young men and youth from across the United States.
The outreach activities of AMYA are not limited to the Muslim community. It serves the needs of all members of society irrespective of color, race, religion or creed and promotes interfaith dialogue and co-operation in order to promote peace and harmony.