UK: Edinburgh & Fife branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community join in to help Scottish Poppy Appeal

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Source: thecourier.co.uk | by Claire Warrender

FEED THE POOR

Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

“Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah?s cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)




Dunfermline folk raised an incredible £40,000 for last year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal.




Scottish Poppy Appeal collecting tin and box of green stem poppies 2009. -  Poppyscotland Learning Resources




There had been fears the Covid-19 pandemic would have a catastrophic effect on fundraising, with scores of volunteers having to stay at home and many of the usual poppy outlets closed.




However despite the challenges, the sum raised was only marginally down on the previous year’s total.




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Led by area organiser Christine Evans, the appeal had incredible support from across the community.




The Edinburgh and Fife branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community helped with supermarket collections for the first time…. continue reading at thecourier.co.uk

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