The Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam was founded by Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as) in 1889 who proclaimed to be the Promised Messiah of the latter days. Since its inception, the community has strived tirelessly to present the true interpretation of Islam – the message of peace; uniting communities with the motto of “Love for All Hatred for None”. The community advocates peace, tolerance, love and understanding among followers of different faiths.
The community has its humble beginnings in Qadian, a remote village in India, and today the community is busy serving mankind in over 200 countries of the world. The UK chapter of the Ahmadiyya Movement was established in 1913 and is one of the oldest Muslim communities in the UK; and in 1926 built the first mosque in London, known today as the London Mosque.
Helping the less fortunate, the community has opened more than 500 schools & colleges; over 30 hospitals, dispensaries and hospices in the poorest regions of the world which serve all, irrespective of their ability to pay.
Majlis Ansarullah, an auxiliary organisation of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, has been at the forefront in organising charity walks here in the UK. During the past 27 years, we have raised over a million pounds which has been distributed to well over 115 UK based charities including Age UK; British Heart Foundation; Great Ormond Street Hospital; Action for Children; Save the Children; Cancer Research; The Royal London Society for Blind People; Samaritans; and Macmillan Cancer Support as well as many more local charities. Over 90 percent of donated funds are spent directly on aid projects.
The charity walk for peace was founded in the service of humanity, rooted in the call of duty and inspired by the love of GOD.
For the past 28 years the walk has been held under the banner of the charity walk for peace. This is an annual event organised to benefit various charities that provide practical help and support to vulnerable people.
In the past five years the charity walk for peace has raised 1.3 million pounds. The collected funds have been donated to 136 local, national and mayoral charities including £250,000 to her majesty’s charitable cause.
Our aim is to relieve the suffering of the poor, to promote peace, understanding and good will amongst people of all walks of life.
Our mission is actuated not by consideration of reciprocity or reputation but rather our desire to win the pleasure of GOD through service to his creation.
We want to help society and to support charitable endeavours and demonstrate loyalty to country and nation. The distinctive feature of the charity walk for peace is that all organisers are unpaid volunteers and no administrative costs. All operational costs are met by membership subscriptions.