Milton Keynes Muslim youth sell poppies in MK Poppy Run at Willen Lake

Youth from Britain’s oldest and largest Muslim Youth Association in Milton Keynes have been out in the streets of Milton Keynes selling poppies at various locations.

Youth also volunteered in large numbers to help in the MK Poppy Run at Willen Lake.

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) have been continuing their work with the Royal British Legion by collecting in high streets, railway stations and stadiums across the UK.

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“We pay tribute to the special contribution of families, as well as the emergency services,” said Saeed Nazir, local youth leader for Milton Keynes.

“And we acknowledge those innocent civilians who have lost their lives in conflict and acts of terrorism.  It is our duty to help the Poppy Appeal and we were delighted to be able to help in some small way.

“Islam urges every person to partake in charitable giving, and that even an act of kindness towards another is charity. AMYA has and continues to instil young people with a sense of civil responsibility, and a desire to promote harmony within our local communities. Our members have enjoyed living in Milton Keynes for decades and so any opportunity to help our local Community is a much welcomed one”

The organisation focuses on helping young Muslims become better citizens and fulfill their religious obligations of serving God and humanity. AMYA is the UK’s largest Muslim youth organisation and the leading Muslim youth group.