Ottawa Muslim community raising money for Ukrainian refugees

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Andrew Duffy

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Apr 17, 2022  •  12 hours ago  •  1 minute read  •   Join the conversation

File: Imam Luqman Ahmed.
File: Imam Luqman Ahmed. PHOTO BY JEAN LEVAC /Postmedia

Imam Luqman Ahmed of the Baitul Naseer Mosque in Cumberland said fundraising Iftar dinners are being held across Canada with the goal of raising $50,000 for Humanity First, a Toronto-based charity providing emergency relief and medical assistance to refugees at the Polish-Ukrainian border. So far, about one-quarter of that amount has been raised.

“Appeals have been made to members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community throughout the country,” Ahmed said. “This year, because of the crisis in Ukraine, the worldwide head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community has urged the members to not only pray for world peace, but to also come forward with help for the people being displaced by the war.”


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  1. Nice, however, lots of people now are helping the Ukrainian refugees. Ahmadi Muslim refugees need help too. Many are stuck in Sri Lanke, Malaysia, Thailand and many other countries, not to speak of those in need of help in Pakistan too. Humanity First Canada has a refugee resettlement sponsorship program. I think we should better support that one.

    See and specify ‘for Ahmadi refugees’.

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