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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 …

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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 …

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…

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…

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…

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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…

What I learnt from a week with forty charity leaders

October 21st, 2019

This week I was fortunate to attend the American Express Leadership Academy which brought together 45 diverse leaders from the not-for-profit sector for four days of intensive, imm…

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…

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…

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…

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