Muslim Youth Group on Course to Plant 100,000 Trees

Hundreds of members of a youth group known as “Muslims for Humanity” are embarking on a mission to plant thousands of trees this weekend throughout the country. Since the inception of this initiative the group has planted nearly 100,000 trees. They aim to cross this target by this weekend.

The youth have teamed up with various conservation charities to run this campaign nationally. These include the Woodland Trust, Trees for Cities, The Conservation of Volunteers and local councils in The UK. Over a thousand volunteers, some as young as 5 years alongside their parents, from across England & Wales are taking part in their local areas.


“Muslims for Humanity”, a scheme run by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), the oldest and largest Muslim youth group in the UK, aims to serve their fellow citizens and environment through various initiatives. They consider service to environment as a core part of their British and Islamic values. The other initiatives include youth training, homeless feeding, charity events, disaster response, elderly home visits, blood donations, collections on behalf of other UK charities and interfaith dialogues.

Young Muslims Mark Remembrance Weekend in Mosques

During Remembrance weekend, young Muslims belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be taking to some of the big mosques around the country to collect for the Poppy Appeal. This will include the biggest mosque in Western Europe, Baitul Futuh Mosque in South West London. For the members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), this will be the culmination of their work with the Royal British Legion over the past month. They will be looking to raise money at the weekly Friday sermon which draws numerous worshippers. Throughout the weekend there will also be hundreds of volunteers from the AMYA in mosques and public places across the UK taking part in this appeal.

photo_2014-11-07_17-45-52Members of the AMYA have been partnering with the Royal British Legion for the 5th year running. To acknowledge this contribution, the Royal British Legion marked the 1st of November 2014 as “The Ahmadiyya Muslim Poppy Appeal Day”.

Young Muslims Raise Thousands For Poppy Appeal

Royal British Legion has marked the 1st of November 2014 as “The Ahmadiyya Muslim Poppy Appeal Day”

Over the next few weeks, hundreds of young Muslims belonging to the largest and oldest standing Islamic Caliphate will be taking to the high streets, rail and tube stations, stadiums and airports around the UK, raising thousands of pounds for the Poppy Appeal.IMG_0052

For the 5th year running, members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) will be in partnership with the Royal British Legion. They see it as a mark of good citizenship and a testament to the Islamic edict of demonstrating loyalty to one’s country. To acknowledge this incredible partnership, the Royal British Legion has marked the 1st of November 2014 as “The Ahmadiyya Muslim Poppy Appeal Day”


Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) scaled the UK’s highest three mountains to raise money for charity and to promote peace.


The 30 young volunteers pushed themselves to the limit by climbing the highest mountains in Scotland (Ben Nevs), England (Scaffel Pike) and Wales (Snowden) over two days. They were able to raise more than £7,500 for the British Red Cross.

The group of British Muslims also view the hike as a symbolic opportunity to promote peace, and to dismiss false stereotypes levelled against Muslims in the UK. With the emergence of anti-Islam groups such as the EDL and Britain First, the hikers are keen to highlight the positive contribution being made by British Muslims.

Dr Aziz Hafiz, the leader of the three peak challenge, said:

”We do allot of work with the British Red Cross and were honoured to raising money for such a fantastic charity. We climbed to the top of both mountains in good time, but with only a short distance to go before reaching to summit of Mount Snowden we were forced to turn back due to adverse weather conditions.’

”At each mountain we offered a prayer of peace and prayed for Great Britain and our fellow Brits. Some people unfortunately assume that there is a conflict between being Muslim and British. For us, as well as the other 7,500 young British Muslims who make up AMYA, it is our faith that drives us to love this great country and its people so much.”


This is the third year running that the AMYA has raised money for charity through a charity hike. The last two hikes saw volunteers raise more than £50,000 for Macmillans Cancer support by trekking across Mont Blanc in the French Alps. 1,500 members of the AMYA this month raised £300,000 for various UK charities through a 10k run, and 25 cyclists are this weekend aiming to raise £100,000 for the British Heart Foundation and Humanity First through a 600 mile cycle from Glasgow to London.

The hikers can be sponsored by visiting their Just Giving page:

Muslim Youth in UK’s largest Islamic Rally – For Charity

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.

Prime Minister Recognises Inspirational Sixteen Year Old


Zafar Ahmad (16) from London was today welcomed by the Prime Minister for a reception at 10 Downing Street in recognition of the recent ‘Flood Hero’ award he and four others were presented by ITV Daybreak. Zafar and the other winners received the award live on the Day Break show along with a £5,000 prize to go towards his chosen charity by Sir Richard Branson.

During his half-term holidays in February, the sixteen year old from Southfields, London, joined volunteers from Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), a UK youth charity, to assist with the wider flood relief efforts being carried out across the country, including the Staines, Chertsey, and Somerset areas. Zafar spent almost every day helping however he could, whether filling and delivering sandbags, or helping with the massive clean-up operation of the St. Paul’s Church in Staines.

Commenting on the award and reception, Zafar said:

“I don’t consider what I did to be special, but simply fulfilment of my religious duty as a British Muslim to serve my country. I would like to thank ITV for highlighting the plight of those affected by the floods as well as Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite for offering such a kind donation, which I am donating in full to help the flood victims.”

”I was bit nervous about attending the reception, but was at the same time very excited to meet the Prime Minister. Young people are often highlighted for all sorts of negative reasons, but I would like to assure the Prime Minister that there are many positive young Brits who enjoy helping others on a daily basis.”

Jamal Akbar, the AMYA youth coordinator who was moved by Zafar’s selflessness to put his name forward for the award, said:

“In my mind, everyone who helped out with the flood relief efforts is a flood hero, whether they are from our own community, the local residents, the Army or the tremendous Sikh volunteers who worked tirelessly. The reason I nominated Zafar was because of his selfless dedication and the fact that he showed no hesitation in giving up his school holidays to help others. I’m very proud that he got through as there were over 120 nominations across the country. I think he is a great representative for young people across the UK”

Zafar’s volunteering efforts do not stop here as he is already looking forward to raise more money to assist with the massive clean-up required up and down the country. Next month he will be running 10K at the annual MKA-10K on 4th May at Battersea Park. If you would like to support his run and the relief efforts in Somerset, visit Zafar’s Just Giving page: More information about taking part in the MKA-10K can be found at

Britains Oldest Muslim Community to Mark 125th Anniversary

This Friday the worldwide Caliph of Ahmadiyya Islam, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad will deliver a special message from western Europe’s biggest Mosque in Morden to mark the 125th anniversary of the world’s largest organised Muslim community.

The message will be broadcast live via satellite television during the Friday prayers to over 80 million viewers spread across more than 120 countries. Similar messages or peace will be delivered at Mosques across the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Huddersfield, Bradford, Hartlepool, and Glasgow.

Female Genital Mutilation; Thousands of British Muslim men unite to say not in Islam’s name and not in our name!

“FGM is an oppressive cultural practice that has no place in the civilised world. It is very worrying that since 2009 at least 4,000 women have been treated in the UK as a result of having been forced to endure this type of mutilation. As an Islamic organisation representing thousands of British Muslim men, we are particularly concerned that extremist and ignorant religious preachers are using Islam as a justification for this terrible practice. FGM runs contrary to the teachings of Islam and we will continue to welcome any and every opportunity to raise our voices and to campaign against this vile practice.”

Usman Khan, National Spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association UK
AMYA UK Press Office