The Friends of the Elderly Challenge is an initiative where Atfal speak to elderly members of their local Jamaat to help them cope through the pandemic and beyond. It is inspired by Huzur (ABA)’s advice to the National Amila of Canada that “contact with one another should be stronger than ever before” during this pandemic. The Covid 19 pandemic has caused many of our Elders to feel lonely and isolated. Atfal should frequently contact their elders to brighten their days.

Purpose: Atfal to check in on elders during and beyond the COVID 19 pandemic and learn the importance of serving humanity.

Challenge Deadline: September 30th

To complete the challenge:

  1. Call any elderly member from your local Jamaat (non relatives) to check in on them and brighten their day! Your parents or Nazim Atfal can provide you their number. 
  2. Submit the challenge completion form after your first call (submissions close on September 30th). 

Challenge completion form link: 

  1. Continue having enjoyable discussions with your elderly member at least once a month. 
  2. If uncomfortable speaking to an elder, an alternative option is making a card or care package and sending it to them. This will also count as a completion of the challenge.

We have made conversation starters for you at the bottom of this page. 

That’s it! You will learn from the wisdom of our respected elders and they will surely enjoy your company! Best of all, you are following beloved Huzur (aba)’s instructions and serving Allah’s creation.


During a virtual mulaqat with Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V (may Allah be his Helper), Huzoor spoke about the need to have contact amongst one another during the time of pandemic 

Learn more about the Friends of the Elderly campaign from two Los Angeles Atfal who have been enjoying the company of their paired Elder by participating in this fruitful campaign!

Submission Form

Talking points


Contact Information: 

Saad Karamat
Secretary Khidmat e Khalq
Cell: 661 877 1960

Noor Mohammed
Assistant Secretary Khidmat e Khalq

All texts will be responded to within 24 hours