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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…

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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…

CEO Departure Statement

April 24th, 2020

April 24, 2020 Jehangir Malik OBE is standing down as Chief Executive Officer of Muslim Aid after almost four years. Mr Malik said: “I am extremely honoured to have played a key …

NATIONAL EMERGENCIES TRUST CORONAVIRUS APPEAL LAUNCH

March 27th, 2020

Muslim Aid is proud to be part of the National Emergencies Trust, which launched its Coronavirus Appeal on 18 March 2020.  Our CEO, Jehangir Malik OBE, has been a trustee of NET r…

MUSLIM AID IS ONE OF 2020’S TOP 100 BEST LOVED CHARITIES

March 27th, 2020

Muslim Aid is one of only two Muslim agencies to be included in market research company Savanta’s Top 100 Most Loved Charity Brands 2020. The other is Islamic Relief Worldwide. T…

Meet Rabeya

February 14th, 2020

More heavy snowfalls on areas of Pakistan where 1.1 million are affected

February 10th, 2020

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, further heavy snowfall and rain have lashed parts of Balochistan this week injuring more people and causing destruction. Muslim…

Muslim Aid makes The Charity Film Awards 2020 shortlist!

January 22nd, 2020

Thanks to great public support Muslim Aid has been shortlisted for The Charity Film Awards 2020 alongside other well-known charities such as Coppafeel!, We are Sunshine People and …

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…

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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…

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 …

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