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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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Muslim Aid joins Grenfell community on second anniversary of tragedy

June 17th, 2019

Muslim Aid joined the North Kensington community for a day of commemoration, mourning and solidarity on the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Many of the 72 who los…

Grenfell recovery: voluntary groups still need urgent support to meet local needs

June 14th, 2019

Two years on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the recovery is far from over and there remains a ticking time bomb in mental health. Our June 2018 report, ‘Mind the Gap’, conclu…

Ramadan has been amazing – here’s how

June 3rd, 2019

Ramadan 2019 has been amazing - in so many ways, and we knew it would be. That’s why we chose the hashtag #feelamazing for the central message this year.   We’ve zoomed in o…

Shard iftar raises £82,000 for Yemen war victims

June 3rd, 2019

Western Europe’s tallest building has played host to a Muslim Aid iftar which raised tens of thousands for victims of the war in Yemen. It was the third year the event had been h…

This Ramadan, you helped feed the world!

May 30th, 2019

This Ramadan, thousands of British Muslims came together and did something amazing. Your generosity helped feed thousands of families. Millions of people across the globe continue…

Jeremy Corbyn joins open street iftar meal at Finsbury Park to celebrate community spirit two years on from terror attack

May 22nd, 2019

Thousands gathered in Finsbury Park last night for a community street iftar celebrating community spirit in the aftermath of the terrorist attack at the mosque two years ago. Labou…

Mayor and minister join Grenfell commemoration iftar

May 16th, 2019

Two years on from the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, Muslim Aid and Kensington’s Al Manaar mosque worked together to provide a commemorative iftar, providing a space for the local co…

Launching our new Ramadan video

May 2nd, 2019

We’ve done something a little different to welcome the Holy month of Ramadan.  We travelled across the UK to meet real people who make up the British Muslim community and asked …

Qari tour raises money for clean water

May 1st, 2019

Eleven world renowned Qu’ran reciters flew in from countries around the world to provide an international, far-reaching series of evenings of spiritual exploration, preparing Mus…

Feel Amazing this Ramadan by giving to the “Need is Greatest” appeal

April 27th, 2019

Muslim Aid greets this Ramadan (Sunday 5 May to Tuesday 4 June) with a unique focus on channelling charitable donations to wherever the actual “need is greatest.” Picture a des…

Statement on Sri Lanka Terrorist Attack

April 22nd, 2019

Muslim Aid is shocked and saddened by the attacks on innocent civilians which started early on Easter Sunday, and the Muslim Aid country office in Sri Lanka is preparing to join an…

Christchurch massacre victims commemorated in UK Parliament

April 5th, 2019

Senior figures from across political parties, faith groups and civil society gathered in Parliament last night (April 3) to commemorate the memory of the Christchurch massacre’s …

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How to Help Syrian Refugees

September 16th, 2019

Since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, countless innocent citizens have been caught up in the senseless violence and devastation. These vulnerable people have been forced to flee their homes, leaving behind their possessions, communities, and everything they once held dear. A life lived on the road is challenging, lonely, and desperate – yet this is now the reality for so many Syrian people.

Why we are remembering fallen aid workers on World Humanitarian Day 2019

August 19th, 2019

Last week a paramedic, an ambulance driver and a rescue worker became the latest humanitarians to lose their lives in Syria. They join a chilling set of figures; 2018 was the secon…

The vital contribution of women in aid

August 19th, 2019

At the age of eighteen I began raising money for orphans and people in need. I now manage advocacy at one of the world’s largest faith based agencies, a job that is rewarding and…

4 Tips to Help You Make the Most of Dhul Hijjah

August 7th, 2019

Dhul Hijjah is the last month of the Islamic lunar year, and it is a month filled with great blessings for those who seek its rewards and follow the teachings outlined in the Holy …

Bringing people together around the dinner table this Eid

August 7th, 2019

In North London’s Waltham Forest, people who too often go hungry will be able to enjoy a meal together this week thanks to a local community initiative supported by Muslim Aid. L…

Virtues and Blessings for the Islamic New Year

July 31st, 2019

Once you have marked the Day of Arafat, offered your Qurbani, and celebrated Eid ul-Adha with your loved ones, the blessed month of Dhul Hijjah draws to a close. This brings the co…

Where was the First Qurbani?

July 22nd, 2019

It is narrated that the first Qurbani happened atop Mount Arafat - a location which is intrinsically linked to the story of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S). This is the mountain that Prop…

Everything You Never Thought to Ask About Qurbani

July 2nd, 2019

Qurbani is a fundamental religious obligation which all able Muslims must complete each year. As a result, it is essential to fully understand it. Qurbani comes with rules and requ…

Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha – What is the Difference?

June 7th, 2019

Eid is an important word in Islam, hence why it comes up more than once throughout the year. The word 'Eid' in Arabic translates as 'Festival' or 'Celebration' and Allah (SWT) wan…

Ramadan Around the World

May 2nd, 2019

Explore the wonders and joys of the many expressions of the Holy Month worldwide. With Muslim Aid's help. gain an insight into the truly global Ramadan.

Charity in Islam

February 7th, 2019

As one of the Five Pillars of Islam, charity plays a huge part in everyday life for Muslims around the world. Helping those less fortunate than ourselves by giving up free time is …

Facts about Homelessness

December 28th, 2018

Here at Muslim Aid, we work hard to help humanity, no matter what people's individual circumstances. Helping to reduce the amount of homelessness in the UK is part of what we do, e…

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