Second Ahmadiyya Charity Walk in Wittlich, Germany
Wittlich. Last Sunday, the 2nd Ahmadiyya Charity Walk took place in Wittlich despite the bad weather. Mayor Joachim Rodenkirch gave the starting signal for the runners and walkers at the Hamd Mosque on Werkstraße 12 in Wengerohr shortly after eleven o'clock. At about 12 o'clock the award ceremony took place. There were medals and trophies for the first place finishers.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat KdöR (AMJ) and its sub-organizations have for many years been working on projects and activities that promote social cohesion and aid humanitarian and social causes, such as the annual nationwide New Year's Eve cleaning and tree planting. They also organize visits to the elderly, interreligious dialogues, women's breakfasts, open mosque days, blood donation campaigns, sporting events and much more.
Group photo of the 2nd Ahmadiyya Charity Walk in Wittlich (photo: private).
In Germany, the AMJ, with its approximately 45,000 members, is one of the largest communities among organized Muslims. Since 2013, it has been the first Islamic corporation under public law, and thus legally equivalent to the Christian churches. Majlis Ansarullah, a sub-organization of the AMJ for men over 40, organizes inter alia. for several years nationwide so-called Ahmadiyya Charity Walks (charity runs). With the support of city representatives and authorities, the members are carrying out this initiative with great success.
300 euros were donated last Sunday to the "Wittlicher Tafel" and the "German Child Protection Association Bernkastel-Wittlich e.V.". A small part with 150 euros went to the international aid organization "Humanity First e.V.".
As an encore, all attendees were invited to a Pakistani meal for free.