Glasgow Muslim youths start 2017 with food for the homeless and a big street clean

A group of young Glasgow Muslims ushered in 2017 by giving back to their community, cleaning up the streets and giving out food and clothing to those who need it.

Youths from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) Glasgow celebrated Hogmanay by handing out much-needed items to the homeless.

And they were back up at the crack of dawn for communal prayers, followed by a big street clean, bin bags and brooms in hand.

“As Muslims we believe that cleanliness is part of our faith. The clean-up will not only instil these values into our youngsters, it will also motivate them to become model citizens.”

The homeless and clean up campaigns were just two of the AMYA’s projects throughout the winter break – the group also organised blood donation sessions and charity collections, as well as visiting children and the elderly in hospitals and nursing homes.