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17 May 2014

Modern day slavery

Abdur-Rahman came to the UK from Pakistan in 2010 with the intention of working to support his family back home. Abdur-Rahman thought he had obtained a work visa. He later discovered however, that he had entered the country on a student visa. The travel agent in Pakistan, who had helped Abdur-Rahman to enter the UK,…

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17 May 2014

Revert at Risk

Bakhsheesh came to the UK in the Spring of 2009 to work for a short time. He embraced Islam in 2012, Alhamdulillah, but when his non-Muslim family learnt of this, he was promptly kicked out of his family’s flat. The friends Bakhsheesh had made at his local masjid were kind enough to host him at…

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17 May 2014

Helping a family in need

The NZF Distribution team recently received the following thank you note from a family who we were able to help thanks to your Zakat payment for distribution in the UK: “Alhamdulillah, ALLAH used you to bring back smiles on innocent kids’ faces. May ALLAH make you smile when you need it the most, as you…

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17 May 2014

Assisting Muslim Ex Offenders

According to the 2011 official census, ‘Muslims’ make up 4.8% of the UK population. Disturbingly, a Youth Justice Board report from December 2012 reads that ‘one in five males (20%) in young offender institutions identified themselves as Muslim in 2011/12.’ There is an alarming rate of re-offending among Muslim ex-offenders as support to help them…

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17 May 2014

Hoodwinked Into Marriage of Convenience

Coming to the UK to study was a dream come true for Sister Rahima. It signified a real shot at getting away from the poverty stricken, mundane life she was leading in the rural village in which she lived. She came with hopes and dreams and lofty aspirations for a better future; for herself and…

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26 April 2014

Understanding Zakat

Zakat is one of the major religious duties in Islam. Literally, zakat means to “purify”. It refers to the purification of a believers’ wealth and soul. Wealth purification denotes the mobilization of assets for the purpose of financial growth and justified distribution. Purification of the soul implies freedom from hatred, jealousy, selfishness, uneasiness and greed….

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