Monday, November 13, 2017

UK:Young Muslims raise thousands for Poppy Appeal to show the true teachings of Islam


On Armistice Day, 11 November, AMYA members joined the 2 minutes silence at Heckmondwike War Memorial in Green Park and met members of The Heckmondwike Royal British Legion.

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | UK desk
Source/Credit: AMYA Spen Valley
By Web Desk | November 13, 2017

Nationally members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) continued their work with the Royal British Legion by collecting in high streets, rail and tube stations and stadiums around the UK.

The Spen Valley Branch of the AMYA was no different and helped the Heckmondwike branch of the Royal British Legion.

The Caliph and worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said: “Muslims are obliged to be loyal to the country in which they live.

“Honouring those who fought to defend and safeguard one’s country is an important principle of Islam and in fact is an important principle of peace – especially when it is carried out with a sincere heart and for the sake of winning God’s pleasure.”

The practical ways in which Spen Valley AMYA members were able to help were as follows:-

On Armistice Day, 11 November, AMYA members joined the 2 minutes silence at Heckmondwike War Memorial in Green Park and met members of The Heckmondwike Royal British Legion.

Immediately after this event they helped the Poppy collection at Morrisons, Heckmondwike.  In addition to assisting with the collection they also donated £100 of funds they had collected from their members.

On Remembrance Sunday local AMYA members joined the remembrance service and presented a wreath at Heckmondwike War Memorial.  Their local Imam, Mr Sabahat Karim, also recited an Islamic prayer in English which honours the dead. They also met the local MP, Tracy Brabin and local councillors including Councillor David Sheard (leader of Kirklees Council) and Councillor Viv Kendrick.

AMYA members in Spen Valley strongly support the Poppy Appeal as:-
Many of their forefathers fought in the World Wars defending their countries and freedom - the poppy appeal honours them. 
Funds collected help old and sick veterans who cannot take care of themselves and in many cases these veterans live on their own. 
No person or Islam supports war and collecting for the poppy appeal does not mean that they agree with or condone the wars that are currently being waged around the world.

Mr Manzoor Ahmad (President of AMYA in Spen Valley) said “it is our duty to help the Poppy Appeal and we were delighted to be able to help in some small way”

Wayne Macdonald, Chairman of RBL Heckmondwike, thanked the Spen Valley AMYA members for their contribution and said that he looked forward to working with them in the future.





-- UK:Young Muslims raise thousands for Poppy Appeal to show the true teachings of Islam


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