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Pakistan Qurbani Programme 2020

August 24th, 2020

Pakistan is a country facing multiple challenges and COVID-19 has seriously affected the progress made on poverty reduction and social development indicators. The country’s daily…

Lebanon Emergency

August 10th, 2020

What we know about Lebanon’s Beirut blast Yesterday, the world was shaken after half of the Lebanese capital was damaged beyond recognition by a devastating blast which killed at…

Message from the Chair: Thank you!

August 6th, 2020

Assalaamu Alaikum. On behalf of the Board and the entire Muslim Aid team, I wanted to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our donors and supporters for their unyielding generosit…

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Eid Mubarak from interim CEO Kashif Shabir, & the Muslim Aid Team

July 30th, 2020

A few years ago I visited Malawi, a tiny landlocked country in south eastern Africa, squashed between Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania. I was visiting an orphanage and sch…

Important Rules and Guidelines Regarding Qurbani

July 23rd, 2020

As one of the most important religious practices in Islam, completing Qurbani (also known as Udhiya) is an essential part of being a Muslim. Billions perform Qurbani each year in t…

Ghazi Khalil Hussein Hej

July 10th, 2020

Ghazi Heji is a great success to the project. He is responsible for managing agricultural land which was totally destroyed during the 2014 war. Ghazi is an unemployed 40-years-old-…

Eileen, Muslim Aid Press and Media Manager

July 10th, 2020

It's with great sadness we report that our dear friend and Muslim Aid colleague, Eileen Maybin passed away yesterday Thursday 9 July 2020. Eileen was the Muslim Aid Press and Media…

How Ramadan is Good for Your Health

May 22nd, 2020

We all know that Ramadan is a wonderful time and that we are blessed to be able to experience it year after year. By wishing blessings on others and donating to help feed the hung…

Making up the Missed Fasts of Ramadan

May 21st, 2020

It is not uncommon for people to skip or miss a fast, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Islam offers great flexibility when it comes to fasting. Yes, it is a compulsory act…

Prayers For Laylat-ul-Qadr

May 19th, 2020

Ramadan is fast slipping away from us, and today we already find ourselves approaching the 27th night of this blessed month. Yet, despite the weariness felt in our bodies from almo…

The Night of Power – Laylat-ul-Qadr

May 18th, 2020

The exact night corresponding to Laylat ul Qadr is unknown, however what is known for certain is that Laylat ul Qadr is among the last ten nights of Ramadan. Perhaps this is from t…

What The Holy Quran Says About Ramadan

May 14th, 2020

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar is also the month during which Muslims around the world fast from sunrise to sunset. They refrain from eating, smoking, drinking an…

35 Years Of Muslim Aid

May 13th, 2020

It’s 35 years since the terrible Ethiopia famine, which marked the birth of Muslim Aid. The year after the famine, our office opened in London and we started to deliver aid aroun…

Dozens of Muslim organisations launch a first-of-its-kind national campaign to join fight against coronavirus

May 1st, 2020

The Muslim Charities Forum (MCF) is leading a collective UK response to the COVID-19 crisis that has been coordinated by several leading Muslim organisations – from charities, mo…

Coronavirus International Update

April 30th, 2020

Muslim Aid’s country directors are under more pressure than ever during this time of worldwide crisis.  BANGLADESH  "Social disaster is coming, panic is everywhere,” says our…

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Over a Decade of Volunteering

September 23rd, 2020

10 years ago I joined Muslim Aid as an enthusiastic volunteer motivated to do good and encouraged by the words of the holy Quran ‘’And whoever does good voluntarily; then surel…

5 Acts of Sadaqah Jaariyah in Islam

September 7th, 2020

In Islam, there are many acts which can lead to immeasurable reward – both today and in our Hereafter; these acts are commonly referred to as sadaqah jariyah. Sadaqah jariyah is …

International Day of Charity

September 2nd, 2020

International Day of Charity was established with the objective of raising global awareness to encourage communities, NGO’s, stakeholders, and volunteers to engage in charitable activities. The date of 5 September was chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

Salah: The Second Pillar of Islam

September 1st, 2020

Salah, also called namaz, is the second pillar of Islam and a daily obligation upon all Muslims above baligh (mature) age. Salah plays a fundamental role in the Islamic faith and i…

What is the Day of Ashura?

August 27th, 2020

The Day of Ashura falls on the 10th day of Muharram (Friday 28th August): the first month of the Islamic calendar. This is a hugely significant day for Muslims around the world…

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Qurbani 2020

August 24th, 2020

Up to 80,000 children go to bed hungry each day in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Most people living in poverty depend on public kitchens, the help of humanitarian organisations and their…

Muslim Aid Sri Lanka - Qurbani 2020

August 24th, 2020

The official poverty index in Sri Lanka indicates that around 4.5% of the total population are living under the poverty line. Approximately 10 million people (just under 50% of the…

International Youth Day

August 12th, 2020

Today is International Youth Day As we celebrate International Youth Day, Muslim Aid are proud to have so many young people involved in our charitable activities. The youth are the…

Muslim Aid’s EatMeat Scheme Supports Over 150 Families Through Qurbani 2020

August 6th, 2020

What is everyone eating? This week, foodies are full of excitement as different households across the country eagerly wait to benefit from the EatMeat Scheme. A delicious Biriyani,…

What is UK Qurbani?

July 28th, 2020

“Once our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw) was asked, what is Qurbani? The Prophet (saw) answered: ‘It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (as). For every hair of the Qurbani yo…

Eid Al-Adha

July 21st, 2020

What is Eid-ul-Adha? There are two key Eid’s (Celebration Festivals) in Islam: Eid-ul-Fitr, which signifies the completion of the Holy Month of Ramadan; and Eid-ul-Adha, the gr…

The Effects of Water Pollution on Struggling Communities around the Globe

April 26th, 2020

Around the world, it is believed that 2.1 billion people do not yet have access to safe drinking water putting their lives in real danger, every single day. Poverty and the lack of…

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