UK: Hundreds of young Ahmadi Muslims are out selling poppies to raise £20,000

UK: Hundreds of young Ahmadi Muslims are out selling poppies to raise £20,000

‘As Muslims it is our responsibility to show loyalty to our country of residence and work for the betterment of our country.’

It’s almost Remembrance Day, which means many of us will be pinning our poppies to our lapels.
It also means that it’s that time of year when everyone suddenly claims that Muslims want to ‘ban’ poppies, or that poppies ‘can’t be worn’ in areas with large Muslim communities.

The usual stuff – and this year, like every other year, it’s total bull.

In fact, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association has been out in the cold and rain today selling poppies for the Royal British Legion.

Volunteer Abdul Ghalib Khan told BBC Asian Network’s Nihal that the organisation is aiming to raise around £20,000 for servicemen and veterans in the UK.

And AMYA tweeted that more than 600 people have gone out selling poppies.

The Royal British Legion community fundraiser co-ordinator Deborah Armantrading said: ‘AMYA have been crucial in raising funds for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal for several years participating in mass collections all over the UK.

‘The Legion are extremely pleased with the enthusiasm and commitment from all of the volunteers.

‘We enjoy working with AMYA as they are dedicated and passionate about their charity work, and the Poppy Appeal would not be the same without their help.’

Mirza Waqas Ahmad, National President of AMYA said: ‘The Holy Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (pbuh) said that to love ones country is part of your faith. This is true Islam.

‘As Muslims it is our responsibility to show loyalty to our country of residence and work for the betterment of our country.

‘We therefore hope that our participation is a clear indication of our desire for peace and unity between all peoples, nations and religions.’

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Australia: Ahmadiyya community volunteers plant hundreds of trees

Australia: Ahmadiyya community volunteers plant hundreds of trees

IN a single day the tree population to three sites in the region were grown significantly by the dedicated efforts of the local Ahmadiyya community.

July 31 was Australia’s National Tree Day.

A total of 66 volunteers from the Ahmadi community planted 765 trees at Paradide Road in Forsetdale, Outlook Drive in Mount Gravatt and Manitsky Park on Tamborine Mountain.

Bait-ul-Masroor Mosque in Stockleigh’s media co-ordinator Zain Al-Abideen said the tree planting effort came from a fundamental principal entrenched in the Ahmadiyya community to be the best in conduct and at the forefront in providing benefit to nature and mankind.

“Prophet Muhammad taught that love of one’s country of residence is part of one’s faith, and all Ahmadis worldwide, in whichever country they reside, are loyal to their country of residence,” he said.

“So when he gave directions about conserving the environment, being beneficial to nature and animals as well, not just other humans, we eagerly try to act upon the teaching.

“He has been famously quoted that whoever plants a tree, takes care of it until it matures, and bears fruit, is rewarded.

“In light of this teaching, Ahmadiyya Muslims in every country in the world, partake in tree planting activities with enthusiasm.”

National Tree Day started in 1996 and since then more than 3 million people have planted 23 million seedlings across the country.

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