National Zakat Foundation Blog
30 September 2014

Poverty policies should be independently monitored

The performance of future governments in tackling poverty should be monitored by the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) as part of a necessary “seismic shift” in public policy, a leading charity says. In a report, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation says the government needs to transform its approach from treating the symptoms of poverty to…

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29 September 2014

Restoring hope and dignity

Kashif, a 53 year old British Muslim, was looking forward to living the rest of his life in bliss. Having recently remarried, he was blessed with the big happy family he always wanted. Not long after however, he fell very ill with liver problems and soon started suffering from urinal and bowel incontinence. This meant…

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23 September 2014

Prison Break

Zain had reached a turning point. He had spent the past 18 months of his life serving a prison sentence for the possession of drugs. The time inside had given Zain the opportunity to reflect on some of the mistakes and bad choices he had made. He left prison determined to carve a new future…

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22 September 2014

Review: Community at the Crossroads with Imam Zaid Shakir

How many times have we attended Islamic events to be in the presence of like-minded Muslims, and take Prophetic wisdoms in search of the elusive ‘iman boost’ that many of us working 9-5 crave? The fix we get from such events however tends to fizzle out as soon as we return home and our head…

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