National Zakat Foundation Blog
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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13 July 2014

Confused about where to give? Don’t be!

With the recent escalation of events in Gaza, the continued suffering of the people of Syria and the ongoing episodes of poverty and oppression in so many parts of the Muslim world, many of us who would otherwise gladly give our Zakat and Sadaqah to support those in need within own own localities might now…

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11 July 2014

Zakat: Pay, Purify, Prosper, Protect by Iqbal Nasim

It is symbolic that the word “Zakat” comes from an Arabic root word that has connotations both of purification as well as growth. When we pay our Zakat we purify our wealth and it apparently seems to diminish. But in reality, this purification paves the way for growth, as Allah blesses our wealth and our…

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