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Mental Health Awareness Week By Touch of Khayr - Volunteer campaign

October 7th, 2021

‘For indeed, with [every] hardship there is relief. Indeed, with [every] hardship there is relief’ [Qur’an, 94:5-6].   As-salaamu Alaykum.  Dear readers, this blog post wil…

Rabi al-Awwal

October 5th, 2021

Rabi al-Awwal (also known as Rabi Ul Awal) is the third month of the Islamic calendar and follows Muharram and Safar. Rabi al-Awwal literally translates to “the first spring”, despite this, the meaning has no relevance in today’s climate. This is because the Islamic calendar follows the lunar calendar as opposed to the solar seasons. As a result, Rabi al-Awwal will occur in autumn this year.

How Savings, Assets, and Possessions are Distributed Without an Islamic Will

September 28th, 2021

When a person dies, all of their savings, assets, and possessions (known as their ‘estate’) are distributed in accordance with their wishes. Most people have a will in place.

Safar

September 6th, 2021

Safar is the second month of the Islamic calendar and follows Muharram. One translation of Safar is “empty”, alluding to the emptying of houses as the month of Safar was used by Muslims to vacate their homes for the purpose of gathering food.

Virtues of the 10th of Muharram (Day of ‘Ashura)

August 10th, 2021

There are certain days in the year which are more virtuous than others. One such day is the 10th of Muharram which is known as the day of ‘Ashura. Following are 10 virtues of thi…

Muharram

August 10th, 2021

Muharram is one of the most important months in the Islamic calendar, commencing the start of a new Islamic year. This month is also known as Muharram-ul-Haram, and the Prophet Muh…

How to Celebrate Eid ul-Adha 2022

July 15th, 2021

Because of the pandemic, how we celebrate and mark even the most sacred of festivals has been far from normal by account of social restrictions. Muslim families relied on video calls and other forms of communication to stay connected to mark Eid ul-Adha in 2020/21 and, while it was great that we could at least see our loved ones in some form at the height of a global pandemic, it just wasn’t the same.

How Muslims Celebrate Eid ul-Adha

July 15th, 2021

Eid ul-Adha is just around the corner. Why not celebrate with Muslim Aid by making your Qurbani donation to our appeal? Learn more here.

The Importance of the Day of Arafah

July 15th, 2021

There are a number of auspicious days during the Islamic year, but there is one day that is considered the holiest of them all, and that is the Day of Arafah which falls during Dhul Hijjah, just before Qurbani. Without performing Arafah the Hajj is not complete.

What is Dhul Hijjah?

July 9th, 2021

In the lunar calendar, Dhul Hijjah occurs at the end, making it the last month of the Islamic year. This month is extremely important as Allah (SWT) has immensely blessed it. The believers who engage with good practices and avoid sins are eligible in obtaining these many blessings and rewards.

Dhul Hijjah

July 8th, 2021

The 12th lunar month is known in Islam as Dhul Hijjah and is the holiest of all the months. Within this month the Hajj takes place, as do Qurbani and Eid al-Adha. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) designated the 12th month as a time of worship and reflection, and it is during this time that Muslims must fulfil their religious obligation to partake in Hajj – the fifth pillar of Islam.

Sunnah Practice for Eid ul-Adha

June 28th, 2021

Eid ul-Adha is here and as well as the sacrificing of animals for Qurbani and the stitching of clothes, there are many other traditions that are carried out by Muslims. Some of these activities are extremely important, so much so that they are regarded as Sunnah; acts that prophet Muhammad (PBUH) willingly performed himself.

Dhu Al-Qadah

June 16th, 2021

There are four specifically sacred months in the religion of Islam: the first month of Muharram, the seventh month of Rajab, the 11th month of Dhu al-Qadah, and the 12th month of Dhul Hijjah. Allah (SWT) designated these months as sacred.

Admin

June 4th, 2021

To operate successfully, charities need to charge an admin fee. Helping vulnerable people in challenging locations is not easy. Day in and day out, our staff are on the frontline, in the world’s most dangerous places, often at personal risk, helping to save and change lives.

Gift Aid

June 4th, 2021

What is Gift Aid? Gift Aid is a government scheme which allows UK charities to claim back the basic rate tax already paid on donations by you. If you pay less income Tax and/or C…

The Virtues of Shawwal – Continuing the Good Habits of Ramadan

May 17th, 2021

The month of Shawwal immediately follows Ramadan, during which time Muslims around the world observe the 30-day long fast during daylight hours. Completing the Ramadan fast is equivalent to fasting for 10 months, while completing an additional six days of fasting in Shawwal is equal to a fast of two months – thus it is like completing an entire year of fasting.

Find us on Smile Amazon!

May 10th, 2021

Whether you are doing some last-minute Eid shopping or picking up the family essentials, you can now ensure your purchases contribute to helping those in need.

Muslim Aid has joined Smile Amazon to give you more opportunity to give food, shelter, and medical care to people suffering across the world.

Now, when you shop online, Muslim Aid will receive a donation - and at no extra cost to you!

What Eid is like for Children in UK Hospitals

May 10th, 2021

Eid is the most important festival in the Muslim calendar. It is a time for families to get together, give greetings & gifts, and share lots of special food & festivities. As a child, I couldn’t sleep the night before Eid, because of all the excitement, and even into adulthood the anticipation keeps me up the night before! 

Find your niche

April 30th, 2021

Real change begins with good conversations. As part of its recent webinar, Change Conversations, creative agency GOOD invited our CEO Kashif Shabir amongst other panelists to discuss the rise of purpose in both the private and charity sectors, the resulting threats and opportunities, and how this could add value for both sides.

Preparing For Ramadan

April 9th, 2021

97% of the water in Gaza is unfit for human consumption. Muslim Aid has installed 70 solar powered water units to address the water crisis in Gaza.

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