Members of Glasgow’s Muslim community take part in national prayer for frontline NHS staff

The Glasgow Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association paid their respects for the work frontline staff and key workers are doing in the city

Members of Glasgow’s Muslim community took part in a national prayer last night for frontline staff and key workers dealing with the demands of coronavirus.

Just days before Ramadan, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), the UK’s largest Muslim youth group, organised a nationwide #PrayForHeroes on Thursday, April 16.

Up and down the country, Imams are running online classes, viral videos, workouts and quizzes for their youth free of costs and have supported 2698 British families, 43 charities and councils and 600 NHS staff so far.

Humayon Ahmad, a member of the Glasgow AMYA, said the organisation was doing more to help people across the city.

He explained: “Because of the situation with Covid-19 everything is new territory.

“We already help feed the homeless by donating food to shelters, which we are continuing to do, but we have decided to step that up and help the most vulnerable people in our community. A Prayer of the Holy Quran for Peace and sustenance: My Lord, make this a town of peace and provide with fruits such of its dwellers as believe in Allah ad the Last Day (Holy Quran 2:127) #PrayForHeroes

“We have been collecting medicine and grocery shopping for people who are unable to get out.

“AMYA has a national helpline which allows us to work from home. It also means we can receive a call from anywhere in the UK.