Young Muslims from Hartlepool raise funds for Poppy Appeal

Muhammad Ali Ahmad, Local AMYA Youth leader for Hartlepool with members of the community.

Muhammad Ali Ahmad, Local AMYA Youth leader for Hartlepool with members of the community.

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Young Muslims from Hartlepool are raising thousands of pounds for the Poppy Appeal in Hartlepool.

Youngsters from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) have been out in force with collection boxes for the Poppy Appeal after launching their campaign on November 4.

The AMYA is the UK’s largest organised Muslim youth organisation and the leading Muslim youth group challenging extremism in the UK. The group were joined by MPs, Members of the Armed Forces and The Royal British Legion who showed support.

The Caliph and worldwide leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Mirza Masroor Ahmad said: “Honouring those who fought to defend and safeguard one’s country is an important principle of Islam and in fact is an important principle of peace – especially when it is carried out with a sincere heart and for the sake of winning God’s pleasure.”

This is the ninth year that AMYA members have partnered with the Royal British Legion and to date have raised over £200,000 through the Poppy Appeal.