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March Update

Birmingham women’s shelter celebrates 2 years of success!  

March marked the second anniversary of our groundbreaking homeless shelter in Birmingham. The project, which provides safe accommodation and faith-sensitive support for Muslim women who sleep rough, has helped 40 residents aged between 19 years and 61 years rebuild their lives and reintegrate back into society. Thanks to your support, we have been able to fund beds, key-workers, counselling and person-centered planning to help 40 homeless women access training and find jobs in the city over the last two years. Read more.

We are hiring!

We are looking for a Community Relations Officer to help us grow our network of strategic partners, and a Creative Project Manager/Copywriter to help us share our news across various media channels. Apply by Thursday 2nd April 2015.

Your Zakat at work. 

In March, we processed 108 Zakat applications and distributed £76,467 Zakat funds to individuals and families in need on our doorstep. Awards included help for furnishing temporary accommodation, and highlight some of the issues facing UK Muslims today. Read the stories behind these figures on our charity blog. Read more.

Your money, your wealth.

Get your finances in order for the new tax year, starting on Friday April 6th 2015, and donate your unwanted riba (interest money) to NZF here. Allah says in the Qur’an: “That which you give as interest to increase the peoples’ wealth increases not with Allah; but that which you give in charity, seeking the goodwill of Allah, multiples manifold.” (30:39). Needless to say, consuming interest (riba) is a major sin and it is incumbent on anyone in possession of such income to rid themselves of it.

What's on.

Treat the whole family to a fun day out at the Halal Food Festival in London on 23 – 25th May 2015, with live demonstrations from celebrity chefs, step-by-step cooking classes for both grown ups and kids. The NZF team will be present, so please drop by to find out how we are sharing the blessing of food with the needy on our doorstep. Read more.

NZF in Pictures. View the full album here.



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