South Wales Echo letters: Wednesday, January 3, 2018

4 January 2018

Young Muslims help to clean up after festivities

Young Muslims from Cardiff joined members of the local community on January 1 to help keep Britain’s streets clean after the new-year festivities.

Youth from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) Cardiff celebrated the New Year by waking at the crack of dawn offering communal prayers for a prosperous 2018.

After the Morning Prayer, they took to the streets, litter pickers and bin bags in hand, as part of the Big Street Clean and feeding the homeless with warm drinks and bread rolls.

The campaign is one of many charitable and community initiatives carried out by the AMYA across the winter break.

The group organised charity collections, clothes donation to charities, bedding and toiletries to the less fortunate on Christmas Eve and homeless feeding sessions to name a few.

Our members have enjoyed living in Cardiff for a long time and so any opportunity to help our local community is much welcome.

Cleaning the streets of Cardiff 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.

Kaleem Ahmed

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