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Preparing For Ramadan

April 9th, 2021

This Ramadan Means More. Ramadan is almost with us; we are now literally days away. The last 12 months have been turbulent, keeping safe from COVID-19, following government restric…

The virtues of Sha’ban

March 22nd, 2021

The Prophet (pbuh) said about Sha’ban, “It is a month that people neglect, between Rajab and Ramadan. It is a month in which actions are raised to the Lord of the Worlds.” (A…

Fasting for Ramadan

March 11th, 2021

The sacred month of Ramadan encompasses many customs and religious dues in order for Muslims to honour the fourth pillar of Islam, Sawm. This core Islamic practice requires Muslims…

The Sacred Month of Rajab

March 1st, 2021

The Sacred Month of Rajab Allah says in the Quran: “Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve in the book of Allah, since the day He created the Heavens and the Earth. Fo…

Introducing Children to Ramadan

February 18th, 2021

As Muslims, we have always known the importance of Ramadan ever since we were young children. Even before the days when we were expected to observe sawm, which is not obligatory be…

Why Write a Will?

February 8th, 2021

Why Write A Will? Background: Like most of us, the intention of writing a will has been on my to do list for as long as I can remember. It’s something that we …

The History of Ramadan

February 3rd, 2021

Muslims and non-Muslims alike recognise Ramadan as the most significant and holy time of the Islamic calendar. During the ninth month of the lunar year, Muslims around the world re…

Ramadan Facts

February 3rd, 2021

For Muslims the world over – no matter the school of thought they follow – Ramadan is the holiest month of all. It is a common misconception that Ramadan entails nothing more…

Ramadan Rules

February 3rd, 2021

For Muslims, the month of Ramadan is the holiest time of the year as it is believed that it was during this time the Angel Gabriel first revealed the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhamm…

Muslim Aid feeds 35,000 in London-Wide Winter Campaign

January 4th, 2021

International humanitarian charity based in London, Muslim Aid, is launching its winter campaign this month. Over the next few weeks, the charity, which is now in its 35th year, w…

‘Warm for Winter’ – 2020 Winter Campaign

December 17th, 2020

Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace, said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” (Al-Tirmidhi) As we begin to say goodbye to the autumn seaso…

The Benefits of Female Education

December 17th, 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…

The Benefits of Giving to Charity

December 14th, 2020

The notion of giving charity to others offers just as much benefit to ourselves as it does to those we give to. For one, nothing beats the feeling of giving to o…

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. …

97% of the water in Gaza is undrinkable…. Muslim Aid responds!

October 27th, 2020

Background:Gaza is a self governing Palestinian territory which has faced economic isolation from many parts of the international community from 2006 onwards. The territories of th…

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…

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