Volunteers from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community donate meals at a shelter

MEMBERS of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community have volunteered to prepare meals for the needy in Bradford.

A group of around 30 people received hot meals at the Orchard day shelter on Leeds Road. The meals were prepared by Dr Abid Ahmad, his wife Mufleha Ahmad and Maham Malik.

Dr Ahmad said: “We were all happy to help.

As Muslims, we believe in promoting goodwill, harmony and peace in our community with everyone, regardless of faith, ethnicity or background.

“It resonates with the motto of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of love for all and hate for none.

“Love of our country and our community is part of our faith and so we are happy to help people wherever we can.”

He added, “The teachings of the Holy Quran state that whoever thus gives life to one person, it is as if he has given life to all mankind.

“It highlights the importance of helping people who are less fortunate than us.”

Jeanette Lees, Services Manager at the Day Shelter, said: “Locals today were informed that a free meal, which is a gift to the community, is being offered to the needy in our local community.

“We are very grateful to you for putting in your time and effort to prepare these meals.”

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community plan to continue preparing meals on a monthly basis at the day shelter.

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