National Zakat Foundation Blog
4 August 2014

‘Twitter Hour’ on Zakat

Earlier this Ramadan, Islamic Bank of Britain hosted a Twitter Q&A with National Zakat Foundation CEO, Iqbal Nasim to answer questions from users about Zakat. Individuals were invited to post their questions using the Twitter hashtag #ZakatQuestions. The hour long session began with an interesting question from Zakapp about ensuring Zakat went to eligible recipients….

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3 August 2014

Being easy going with a debtor

In today’s society, the increasing prevalance of debt and its ill effects is evident for all to see. We all know someone who is suffering due to being in debt or we may have personal experience of it ourselves. Those of us who are free of the burden of debt should firstly say alhamdulillah, as…

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1 August 2014

Homelessness is a public health crisis

Health services should check the housing status of patients, with homelessness triggering an instant full health check-up Experiencing homelessness significantly increases your chance of having long-term physical health problem or being diagnosed with a mental health condition. More than 70% of respondents to a survey of more than 2,500 homeless people across England reported one…

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30 July 2014

Cameron outlines immigration curbs ‘to put Britain first’

The UK is to halve to three months the time EU migrants without realistic job prospects can claim benefits. David Cameron said the “magnetic pull” of UK benefits had to be addressed so people came for the right reasons and the rules “put Britain first”. The prime minister also warned people who are in the…

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19 July 2014

A million more adults in poverty, figures show

Further evidence of Britain’s “living standards crisis” emerged yesterday in official figures suggesting that a million more working age adults had fallen into poverty. Trade union leaders seized on the annual statistics, saying they showed that between 2010-11 and 2012-13, one million more adults and half a million more children went into absolute poverty after…

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