Last Updated on 15th March 2019
To build a picture of the elementary days of Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya in the UK, we spoke to Rafiq Ahmad Hayat Sahib, now Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya UK, who served as the first Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya UK from 1988 to 1992. (Before Sadrs, national Qaids were assigned duties as heads of Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya for countries.) His recollections are published below.
Rafiq Ahmad Hayat
Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya UK
I came to this country in the late 1960s. I was a tifl and there was a very small Jamaat here. Bashir Ahmad Rafiq Sahib was the Imam and Laiq Ahmad Tahir Sahib was the deputy Imam. I remember that Laiq Tahir Sahib appointed me as secretary Atfal. That is my earliest memory [of work in Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya]; I was probably the first secretary Atfal appointed in the UK.
At that stage, we used to have most of our activities around Fazl Mosque. There was n