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.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) is an international Muslim youth organization united under the spiritual leadership of the only Khalifa of Islam, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, who resides in the United Kingdom. His Holiness is the world’s leading Muslim figure promoting peace and inter‐religious harmony. Through his sermons, lectures, books, and personal meetings, His Holiness continuously advocates for the worship of God Almighty, serving humanity and the establishment of universal human rights, a just society and separation of religion and state. He implores the youth to take an active role in serving the needs of humanity and living up to the standards of Islam to be upright, peaceful citizens wherever they live.
Hadrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V (aa)
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. The founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah (as) said,
"The Lord of the heaven and the earth has sent me to bring the world back to God and His word."
To that end, the main focus of AMYA is to "Give precedence to faith over all worldly affairs".