100 British Muslims cycle for British Charities

 

More than 100 British Muslims will be cycling through the Midlands to raise money for more than 10 British charities including the British Red Cross.

Named the ‘Ride for Peace’, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) has organised the event to showcase the positive message that is promoted by Islam in serving the Community.

Starting in Small Heath, the riding group, made up of AMYA members as well as members of local cycling clubs, will tackle one of 3 distances up to a total of 60 miles, taking them past Sutton Park and on to Cannock Chase. The AMYA members will do so sporting the Community’s motto of ‘Love for All, Hatred for None’ on their jerseys.

Imran Khan, the organiser of the ride, said “This ride is the perfect way to not only highlight the peaceful message of Islam, but also go one step further and be proactive in helping charities serve the most vulnerable in society”.

The ride is one in a series of charity cycling events to be held by the AMYA this year, culminating in a ride in Cumbria to raise money for the Cumbria Community Foundation, supporting the vast rebuilding operations after Storm Desmond.

Rafique Nasir, AMYA Youth Leader for the Midlands Region, said “At a time when there are concerns about Muslim youth being radicalised, the AMYA is calling young Muslims to a different jihad – one that serves humanity regardless of people’s beliefs or backgrounds. The Ride for Peace is a perfect way to inculcate in our youth selflessness and loyalty to the country in which we reside, not just in belief but also in a practical way.”

 

For more information contact

Ibraheem Khan

Assistant Regional Youth Leader | AMYA Midlands

@MKAMidlands | 07980 018836 | muslimsforhumanity.org.uk