National Zakat Foundation Blog
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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9 May 2014

Affordable healthy diet ‘too expensive for many’

Many people do not have enough income for a “decent diet”, public health experts have claimed in an open letter to the prime minister. The UK Faculty of Public Health said the situation had become so serious that an independent group should be set up by the government to investigate. The letter pointed to rising…

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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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