Safeer Ahmed Siddiqui, The Netherlands Correspondent
Majlis Ansarullah the Netherlands organised its 4th Charity Walk on 10 October 2021, at Bait-ul-Mahmood Mosque in Amsterdam. Allah the Almighty blessed us with good weather conditions, and we were able to hold the charity walk successfully.
This year, we supported only a single charity: Humanity First Netherlands. This was owing to Covid-19 restrictions, due to which we could not host a bigger event.
Members were invited to the event at 9:30 am and at about 11 am, most of the participants were present and enjoyed meeting each other alongside refreshments.
The formal part of the programme began at 11:15 am with a recitation from the Holy Quran, and after that Sadr Majlis Ansarullah Netherlands, Mirza Fakhar Ahmad Sahib welcomed all present members and explained the importance and purpose of the charity walk.
The Chairman of Humanity First Netherlands, Wase Mubashir Sahib was also present, and he outlined the projects Humanity First Netherlands were involved in and motivated participants to raise money for these projects as much as possible.
Before the start of the walk, important instructions were conveyed to all, and then the missionary, Hamid Kareem Mahmood Sahib led the silent prayer.
The walk started at about 11:45 am and the fastest walkers were able to complete the 10 km route in under two hours. All participants were given medals by Hamid Kareem Mahmood Sahib.
Immediately after the walk, all present members enjoyed a barbeque lunch together. After the lunch, Zuhr and Asr prayers were offered.
This year, we had a hundred participants in total for the event from which 68 Ansar, 29 Khuddam and 3 Atfal were present. From the total, about 60 Ansar and Khuddam walked the 10 km in and around the Bait-ul-Mahmood area. It was a beautiful area with green fields along the route, with lots of farms.
This year we aimed to collect €5000 and the fundraising scheme was organised under the instructions and guidance of Sadr Sahib. We collected about €3000 before the event and it is hoped that more than the target will be collected by the end of October.
All participants fully enjoyed the day and Majlis Ansarullah Netherlands was able to hold another successful Charity Walk.