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The Mercy of Rabi Al Awwal

October 27th, 2020

Rabi Al Awwal is the 3rd month in the Islamic calendar and can be translated into meaning ‘The First Spring’. This year the start of Rabi Al Awwal is Sunday 18th October 2020. …

The Benefits of Female Education

October 8th, 2020

Education is the backbone of proper society and through education, we can improve all aspects of life regardless of background, financial status and gender. Sadly, in many developi…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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