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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 …

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…

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…

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