This weekend thousands of young Muslims from across the UK will congregate in London’s Battersea Park to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity and to combat negative Muslim stereotypes.
Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) will be taking part in a 10k run to raise more than £300,000 for twelve UK charities, including, Save the Children, NSPCC, Barnardos, CLIC Sargant, UNICEF, The Silver Line, The Royal British Legion, Macmillan Cancer Support, British Heart Foundation, LLR, RNIB, and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability.
The event has been named the ‘Mercy for Mankind’ run with the volunteers raising money for those in need irrespective of religion, race, gender or creed.
The 2,000 plus participants, forming the UK’s largest Muslim organised charity event, also see the occasion as an opportunity to challenge a number of important issues that some have linked to Islam and Muslims over the past year.
Farooq Aftab, national AMYA spokesperson said:
”Like the whole of the country, we have been particularly horrified by the practice of female genital mutilation and cases of grooming here in the UK. As British Muslims, these crimes are all the more painful due to… continue reading at muslimsforhumanity.org.uk
The AMYA is the UK’s largest Muslim youth organisation and the leading Muslim youth group challenging extremism in the UK. For more information about the event, to take part, or to donate, visit: www.mercy4mankind.org
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