The first attempt of the “Ahmadiyya Charity Walk” organized by Majlis Ansarullah Germany and the city of Balingen fell victim to a thunderstorm. On Sunday, however, the weather played along well and the event became a success.
The motto of the Charity Walk of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, “Love for all, hatred for no one” is a guiding principle for all peaceful and tolerant people, explained Rafigue Khawaja from the Ahmadiyya Social Services Center. “We want to spread peace and tolerance through dialogue, education and cooperation.”
The sun came out promptly, and about 60 runners made the ten rounds in the Balinger Bizerba Arena.
While few did not walk the entire route, nevertheless, it was also a competition for many others. The fastest of the U-40 men was Christian vom Hagen from the SV 03 Tübingen, the first in the U-40 women was Clara Kircher; Their father, Jürgen Kircher, won the Ü-40.
A total of 2,500 euros were collected for a good cause. 1,000 euros each went to the Lebenshilfe Zollernalb Foundation and the ecumenical Hospizgruppe Balingen, which will invest their donation in the training and further education of their volunteer staff. The Humanity First organization was responsible for 500 euros.
In addition, all children under the age of 15 were given a small present. “We want to return something with this charity walk of the community,” said the Imam Mansoor Ghuman of Ahmadiyya, responsible for the Zollernalbkreis. “According to the teachings of Islam and the tradition of the Prophet, the Muslims are to be loyal to their home country, and the Islamic teaching says that we use our potential and abilities for the country in which we live.”
Finally, the organizers invited everyone to a joint Pakistani meal.
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