Qamar Ahmed Zafar, Missionary, UK
Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya UK, which has over 10,000 members, is holding nationwide educational classes to enlighten Muslim youth about the teachings of Islam on racial equality.
The campaign, called ILM (Innocent Lives Matter) finds its inspiration from the teachings of the Holy Quran, that killing one innocent person is akin to killing all of mankind. The word “ilm”, much like the abbreviation above, in Arabic means knowledge.
Therefore, Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya UK hopes to enlighten the Muslim youth about racial equality through education. This comes following recent protests in the USA and around the world calling for racial equality.
Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya UK is trying to tackle the root problem of racism and remove the ideology of inequality in the minds of the Muslim youth through these classes.
Farhad Ahmad Sahib, a missionary in the UK, says:
“It is imperative that the future generations grow up with a true understanding of equality across the board. The founder of Islam, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said that all people are born equal and that a white is not superior to a black and black is not superior to a white. We aim to educate the youth that if you can excel in one thing above others, then that is piety and being a good productive citizen.
“His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih Vaa said:
‘Islam proclaims that all people are born equal, no matter where they hail from or the colour of their skin.’”
In the recent lockdown, Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya UK has dedicated their response services to not only Muslims or people of Asian heritage, but has been helping everyone who is in need.
Anas Ahmad Rana Sahib says:
“We have so far helped over 14,000 British households regardless of their colour, background and faith. We have also prioritised our NHS heroes and have supplied over 4,400 NHS staff with PPE and food packs.”
Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya UK has been working hard across various campaigns during 2019-2020. Through their efforts, they have donated 7,700 kg of food and 4,100 kg of clothes, made 4,000 welfare visits, donated 750 units of blood, planted 37,000 trees and much more alongside holding charity runs known as the Charity Challenge to raise more than a million pounds for British charities.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya UK has helped 14,000 households, 23 charities and food banks, 20 local councils and 4,400 NHS staff.
Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya UK is also holding regular classes and hosting online content reaching the masses.