Young Muslims from South West London joined members of the local community this morning to help keep Britain’s streets clean after the new-year festivities.
Youth from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) South West London, celebrated the New Year by waking at the crack of dawn offering communal prayers for a prosperous 2017.
After morning prayer they took to the strees, brooms and bin bags in hand as part of the ‘Big Street Clean’.
The campaign is one of many charitable and community initiatives carried out by the AMYA across the winter break. The group also organised blood donation sessions, charity collections, Children’s hospital and Nursing home visits, and homeless feeding sessions.
Aamer Hafeez, youth leader for South West London, said “Our members have enjoyed living in Wimbledon and surrounding areas for decades and so any opportunity to help our local community is much welcome.”
“Cleaning the streets of Wimbledon Village also presents us with an opportunity to become better Muslims as cleanliness is an integral part of our faith. We are peace loving British Muslims and will continue to do all we can to serve our local community as best we can and wherever there is a need.”