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Your questions answered about giving Zakat to Muslim Aid

January 15th, 2020

As we move into 2020 we wanted to share with you some answers to frequently asked questions about giving Zakat to Muslim Aid.  The Qur’an (9:60) states that “the eight categor…

Mosques in Birmingham open their doors to help the homeless

January 6th, 2020

Muslim Aid and the As-Suffa Institute have partnered to form a charitable programme to shelter the homeless, after seeing how mosques could combine forces to help tackle the severe…

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Press Release Statement

November 27th, 2019

Muslim Aid supports creation of new National Emergencies Trust

November 7th, 2019

Muslim Aid were present this morning at the launch of a new charity aiming to improve the response to UK disasters. The launch of the National Emergencies Trust (NET) took place at…

Muslim Aid shortlisted for Outstanding Charity of the Year

October 29th, 2019

Muslim Aid has been shortlisted for Outstanding Charity of the Year in this year’s Asian Business Chambers of Commerce (ABCC) Awards. The ABCC, part of the Greater Birmingham Cha…

Community iftar meal co-hosted by Muslim Aid features in hard-hitting Channel 5 documentary

October 25th, 2019

A Channel 5 documentary broadcast this week features a huge community street iftar co-hosted by Muslim Aid earlier this year. The documentary, Hate Crimes: Uncensored, which looks …

Muslim Aid Response to Pakistan Earthquake

October 7th, 2019

On September 24th at approximately 4.00pm, Pakistan was hit by an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale.  Over 40 people have died and more than 1600 injured in the region…

Refugees on the agenda at Labour party conference

September 27th, 2019

Amid the political tumult at this week’s Labour Party conference in Brighton, Muslim Aid held a fringe event encouraging parliamentarians and others in public life to give the gl…

Pakistan earthquake wreaks havoc

September 25th, 2019

Muslim Aid is launching an appeal for the victims of the powerful earthquake which struck eastern Pakistan earlier today. The quake, which measured 5.8 magnitude on the Richter sca…

Addressing the global refugee crisis

September 23rd, 2019

In a refugee camp, it can feel like there's nowhere to turn.  In 2018, 25 people were displaced every minute. The global population of refugees and displaced people has nearly do…

British Muslims support food banks over Eid

August 15th, 2019

Muslim Aid are distributing Qurbani to up to 400,000 people in need of food both at home and overseas, after British Muslims gave nearly £1million to Muslim Aid this Eid.  The re…

British Muslims provide meat for people in need

July 23rd, 2019

Muslims across the UK will be able to feed people who go hungry at home and overseas this year via Muslim Aid’s Qurbani campaign. Qurbani, the Islamic tradition of sacrificing an…

Muslim Aid raises funds for people in need

July 20th, 2019

In the run up to Muslim Aid’s Qurbani campaign, Muslim Aid is touring four venues in the south of England with world renowned Islamic scholar and motivational speaker Mufti Me…

British Muslim celebrities summit Snowdon for Muslim Aid

June 25th, 2019

Two performers have led dozens of Muslim Aid volunteers to the top of Wales’ tallest mountain to raise £120,000 for people in urgent need. Performers, social media influencers …

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The Effects of Winter on Orphans and Widows Around the World

January 6th, 2020

For the millions of vulnerable orphans and widows around the world, winter can be an incredibly challenging time. The lower temperatures pose a bigger threat to life and cause mort…

How Winter in Yemen is Affecting Those in Need

December 29th, 2019

As winter draws near and temperatures begin to plummet, it is so easy to forget how blessed we are. We wrap up warm with coats, boots and hats before we make our way home to our fa…

Bangladesh Crisis in Numbers

December 23rd, 2019

Bangladesh is considered one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change and rising sea levels. The rising seawater erodes river banks and floods th…

Somalia Crisis in Numbers

December 11th, 2019

Since 1991, Somalia has experienced drought and flooding, famine and poverty, relentless violence, political instability, marginalisation and lack of development. All of these issu…

Syria Crisis in Numbers

December 5th, 2019

Syria is, ‘The Biggest Humanitarian & Refugee Crisis of Our Times’ (Filippo Grandi, UNHCR High Commissioner) Over the past eight years, Syria has transformed from a country bus…

Humanitarian values should be centre stage in this election

November 1st, 2019

The general election called this week for 12 December will be extraordinarily unpredictable. And whatever the result, it will fundamentally shape the future of this country and how…

The Blessings of Rabi Al-Awwal

October 31st, 2019

Rabi Al-Awwal is the 3rd month of the Islamic calendar and begins on 29th October. The name of this blessed month translates as the First Season of Spring and Muslims recognize thi…

Gaza Crisis in Numbers

October 23rd, 2019

The ongoing conflict in Gaza means that innocent civilians face a daily struggle for survival. The continuing troubles have placed great strain on the region, causing a shortage of…

Shadow Home Office minister meets Muslim Aid relief team in Pakistan after Mirpur earthquake

October 15th, 2019

Labour frontbencher and Manchester Gorton MP Afzal Khan has joined Muslim Aid’s Pakistan team a week on from the deadly earthquake in Mirpur, Pakistan. The quake killed at least…

Yemen Crisis in Numbers

October 9th, 2019

Yemen is currently suffering from one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today. With seemingly no end in sight to the conflict, these vulnerable, impoverished people are…

A Complete Guide to Zakat for Students

September 23rd, 2019

Zakat is an obligation upon all eligible Muslims. It is a mandatory charitable contribution required to help those less fortunate. The third Pillar of Islam, Zakat is an essential …

Give Sadaqah Jariyah and Leave Your Legacy

September 20th, 2019

Charity and faith go hand in hand. In Islam, there are both obligatory and voluntary forms of giving – Zakat is an example of the former, while Sadaqah Jariyah is an example of t…

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