National Zakat Foundation Blog
3 February 2017

Thirteen missed years

That night, Abida struggled to get to sleep. During the day, the topic of Zakat had come up in a conversation with a friend. She had never really thought about this pillar of Islam before, it had floated at the periphery of her mind. As far as she knew, she was practicing her faith; she…

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28 January 2017

The recipient who didn’t see the end of her case

When Zainab applied to get support for her family’s immigration application, her caseworker didn’t know that he would have to complete the case without her. Zainab and her family had arrived in the UK over a decade ago, up until this point, they were legally allowed to stay. However, their application to be granted indefinite…

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26 January 2017

Studying with a vision

‘The next train at platform 5 is the 9:30 to London Euston, calling at Birmingham International, Coventry, Northampton, Milton Keynes Central and Watford Junction’, said the voice on the tannoy. Idris, who had been listening attentively, asked someone where he could find this platform. He struggled to make out the signs at the station, his…

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