Regional Ijtema


National Ijtema


Pray Together

Under the guidance of Khalifatul Masih V aba, MKA USA has chosen the theme of “Importance of Prayer” for this year.   The Holy Quaran has established the importance of salat on a believer and the Holy Prophet (saw) has expounded upon this through his words and action.  It is incumbemt upon all Khuddam to establish their prayers, especially in congregation, at all times.  During last years UK Ijtema Huzur (aba) covered this topic in amazing depth and is a must listen for all Khuddam and Atfal.


The Ijtema

The National Ijtema is the annual retreat for members of MKA USA. We come together to compete with one another and vie in good works. It is a time for self-reflection, rejuvenation, brotherhood, and most importantly, faith. We host a series of intellectual, religious knowledge, recreational and sporting events. During the meeting with the National Amila of MKA USA, Huzur (aba) instructed the Majlis to raise the standard of the Taleem and Tarbiyyat aspects of the Ijtema.  Huzur (aba) noted that this is the ultimate purpose of the Ijtema.


Join Us

Huzur (aba) has instructed Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya USA to increase our attendances at the Ijtema.  Along these lines, we shifted the setting from a more natural scenic environment as in the past 3 years to a more traditional setting.  By moving the Ijtema back to the east coast and Masjid Bait-ur-Rahman we are hoping for an increase in attendance from Khuddam and Atfal within a drivable range.  Current registration numbers are shown below.

Are you Excited?

Ijtema Competitions


  • Tilawat (Recitation of the Holy Qur’an)
  • Hifz-e-Quran (Memorization of the Holy Qur’an)
  • Hifz-e-Ahadith (Memorization of the Ahadith)
  • Hifz-e-Adhiya (Memorization of Prayers)
  • Azan (Prayer Call)
  • Nazm (Urdu Poem)
  • English Poem
  • English/Urdu Impromptu Speech
  • Prepared English Speech
  • Prepared Urdu Speech
  • Jeopardy
  • Message Relay
  • Essay writing
  • Telephone game (pegham rasani)
  • Bait Bazi


  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Strong Man
  • Cricket
  • Kabadi
  • Ping Pong
  • Charity/Celebrity Arm Wrestling Contest

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Contacts & Info

15000 Good Hope Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
Hibbi Iqbal
Ahtesham Najeeb Chaudry
Ijtema Secretary

Transportation & Timings

Fly In

Most Khuddam will fly-in to Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). The airport is served by many low-cost carriers including Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Southwest Airlines (make sure you search on Southwest’s website because their fare only appears on their own website). You should book your tickets now because fares are continuing to rise.

While BWI is preferred, other advisable airports include Washington Dulles (IAD) and Reagan National (DCA)


Arrivals & Departure

Try to book flights that arrive before 11 AM

Departure should be 3 PM or later on Sunday, June 30

Travel time to/from the airport is 30 minutes to an hour depending on traffic and you have to account for time to pick up/drop-off your rental car as well.