Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association launches support for Poppy Appeal

A national Muslim association has launched its campaign to raise money for the Royal British Legion through the Poppy Appeal. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Elders Association (AMEA) of CarshaltonCheamWallington and Sutton were joined by MP for Carshalton and Wallington Elliot Colburn for the launch which they hope will be as successful as last year. This year members will be selling poppies door-to-door, at local supermarkets and at major venues including tube stations and football stadiums across Greater London. The campaign is once again linked to the AMEA UK Charity Walk for Peace where hundreds of thousands of pounds are raised for UK charities every year.

The Charity Walk for Peace, a registered UK charity, collects for the Poppy Appeal Campaign with thousands of its volunteers and plays an instrumental role in promoting the cause through its network of charities and not-for-profit organisations. His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community 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.”