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City's Muslim youth ring in new year with Big Street Clean Up

Young Muslims from Peterborough welcomed the New Year by organising a litter pick to help keep Britain's streets clean. 

Youth from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) Peterborough celebrated by being up at the crack of dawn to be grateful for a successful 2021 and for God to bless them with a prosperous 2022 so that they can continue to contribute to and serve their local communities. 

The team took to the streets of Luton, where they have close lniks to the community, to remove and dispose of rubbish.

AMYA is an auxiliary body of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community; a religious and charitable Muslim organization. The organization focuses on helping young Muslims to become better citizens and to fulfil their religious obligations of serving God and humanity. 

The Big Street Clean is just another initiative that these young men were able to take part in this winter.

The group has also organized blood donation sessions, collected money for British charities, visited hospitals and Nursing homes giving them chocolates and gifts and donated food to the homeless and vulnerable on Christmas Day. 

Azhar Ahmed, youth leader for Peterborough said: "Our members have enjoyed living in Luton for decades and so any opportunity to help our local Community is a much welcomed one." 

"Cleaning the streets of Peterborough also presents us with an opportunity to become better Muslims as cleanliness is an integral part of our faith. Giving up a couple of hours can make a huge difference. We are a peace-loving and well-organized association which will continue to help make this great part of England an even better place to live in." 

The founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (on whom be peace), has written the following: "My desire, my wish and my objective is serving humanity. It is my job, my faith, my inspiration and my way."