Muslim youths clean up UK streets after New Year’s Eve celebrations

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More than 1,000 young Muslims took to the streets to start the New Year’s clean up with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association [AMYA] (Image: @AMYA_Bolton/Twitter)

More than 1,000 Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) members were up before dawn to clean up 50 UK towns – including in Bolton, Luton, London, Glasgow, Guildford, Cardiff and Croydon


Elaine McCahill , MIRROR|AIWA! NO!|While most party goers were still in bed this morning, more than 1,000 young Muslims were cleaning up the streets after the New Year’s Eve celebrations.

As most people nursed sore heads after too much champagne, these young people were out picking up rubbish in 50 towns across the UK.

The members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) were up early and picking up rubbish and litter across Britain shortly after sunrise.

They held a special prayer before putting on their hi-vis jackets and heading out into the empty streets to pick up any waste after last night’s festivities.

Young people were out and about before sunrise (Image: @ahmad_mustfa/Twitter)
Young people were out and about before sunrise (Image: @ahmad_mustfa/Twitter)

They wrapped up warm against the early morning chill and were all smiles when they finished their New Year’s Day clean-up and posed with lots of full bags.

British Ahmadiyya Imam Qamar Zafar said: “From Luton to London, Glasgow to Guilford, Cardiff to Croydon, across the entire country 1,000 members of AMYA participated in the New Year’s Day clean up.

“Islam urges every Muslim to partake in charitable giving, community service, and promote cleanliness.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association start 2019 with street cleaning in Bolton (Image: @ahmad_mustfa/Twitter)
The team were all smiles after the early morning clean up (Image: @ahmad_mustfa/Twitter)

“AMYA has and continues to instill young people with a sense of civic responsibility, and a desire to promote harmony within our local communities.”

“The New Year’s Day Clean-up campaign ensures Muslim youth can be active members of society and serve their communities and the environment.”

Throughout 2018, the AMYA planted more than 20,000 tress across the UK and held more than 300 community clean up events.

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