Majlis Ansarullah is an auxiliary organization of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for men of age 40 and over.
The name “Ansarullah” is an Arabic expression meaning “helpers of Allah.” It is taken from a verse of the Holy Qur’an, “And when Jesus perceived their disbelief, he said, ‘Who will be my helpers in the cause of Allah?’ The disciples answered, ‘We are the helpers of Allah. We have believed in Allah. And bear thou witness that we are obedient”
Āle`Imrān Chapter 3, Verse 53
All Ahmadi Muslims who are forty years of age or over comprise the general body of ‘Ansarullah.’ Majlis Ansarullah, like the main body of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community – to which it is subordinate – is a non-political, religious and spiritual organization.
The Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam was founded by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) in 1889 who proclaimed to be the Promised Messiah of the latter days. Since its inception, the community has strived tirelessly to present the true interpretation of Islam – the message of peace; uniting communities with the motto of “Love for All Hatred for None”.
The community advocates peace, tolerance, love and understanding among followers of different faiths.
The community has its humble beginnings in Qadian, a remote village in India, and today it is busy serving mankind in over 200 countries of the world.
The UK chapter of the Ahmadiyya Community was established in 1913 and is one of the oldest Muslim communities in the UK and in 1926 built the first mosque in London, known today as the London Mosque.
Helping the less fortunate, the community has opened more than 500 schools & colleges; over 30 hospitals, dispensaries and hospices in the poorest regions of the world which serve all, irrespective of their ability to pay.
Majlis Ansarullah, an auxiliary organisation of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, has been at the forefront in organising charity walks here in the UK. Since its inception the organisation has raised over a 5.2 million pounds which has been distributed to well over 400 UK based charities including Age UK; British Heart Foundation; Great Ormond Street Hospital; Action for Children; Save the Children; Cancer Research; The Royal London Society for Blind People; Samaritans; and Macmillan Cancer Support as well as many more local and smaller charities and schools.