Hundreds of young Muslims run and walk for charity

The largest Muslim youth organisation in Britain, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), held its ‘Mercy for Mankind’ Charity Challenge in Rother Valley Park, Sheffield, and members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Oldham joined in to help raise funds for UK charities.

Over 700 members of AMYA, some as young as five, gathered from across the UK to practice the Islamic teachings of serving humanity by raising funds for British charities in the half-marathon.

AMYA has raised more than £700,000 for UK charities, including Bloodwise, The Royal British Legion, NSPCC, Barnardos, CLIC Sargent, UNICEF, British Red Cross, Cumbria Community Foundation and others.

Laiq Khan, Representative for AMYA Oldham, said: “The weather was behind us and we had a great turnout with over 700 British Muslims raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for British charities.

“We have been inspired by the true teachings of Islam and we hope that by raising funds for the needy without any distinction of faith, colour or creed, this event will serve a dual purpose of not only helping charitable causes.

“It will also remind Muslims and non-Muslims alike that Islam and its founder stood firmly for peace and unity within humanity.”

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