Young Muslims praised for helping Glaswegians on Eid Day

26 May 2020

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Glasgow distributed hamper bags to the homeless and civil servants including NHS on Eid Day.

As part of a national campaign the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) the UK’s largest Muslim youth group, supported the heroes of Covid-19 and those in need by delivering food and essentials across the city.

As 2.6 million Muslims in the UK prepared for Eid celebrations, the Glasgow’s AMYA made sure that families were not left without food and drink during the holy month, Muslim or otherwise.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA) in the southside have also been working tirelessly each week to reach out to those people who are homeless and vulnerable by providing more than 1000 cooked meals to various homeless shelters and foodbanks in Glasgow.

Mo-Az Ahmad, president of the AMEA Glasgow South, said: “Flying the banner of ‘Love for All, Hatred for None’, Ahmadi Muslims are distinguished by their promotion of active citizenship, loyalty to Britain and serving mankind.

“As Muslims it becomes our responsibility to help those in need, so providing various homeless shelters is just a small part our community can play an active role in the society we live in.”

Both the youth group and the elder’s association have been supporting vulnerable members of the public through a number of campaigns.

In just one month the AMYA has delivered 205,228 pieces of PPE to NHS staff, 4390 meals as well as supplied 13,390 households with food parcels and medicine across the UK.

The AMEA will also continue to help vulnerable members of the community now Ramadan is over and the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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