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22 June 2016

What is a Zakat anniversary?

A Zakat anniversary is just like any other anniversary in the sense that it is a fixed date in the calendar to mark a significant date or milestone. More specifically, a Zakat anniversary is marked in the Islamic calendar as opposed to the Gregorian calendar. What difference does that make? If your Zakat anniversary is on…

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15 June 2016

Where should Zakat be distributed?

It is preferred to give Zakat locally if deserving recipients exist. This is based in part on the instruction that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) gave to his companion, Mu’adh, who was sent to spread the message of Islam in Yemen, “O Mu’adh! Inform them that Allah makes Zakat obligatory for them….

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11 December 2015

The responsibilities of the UK Muslim community towards asylum seekers and refugees

All praise be to Allah who revealed His Divine Book, and perfected by it His favours. The Most Noble, The Most Generous. I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah alone, Who prescribed Rahmah upon Himself. And I testify that Muhammad is the slave and Final Messenger of Allah, sent as…

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25 September 2015

Poverty and British Muslims

Practitioner panel discussion recorded at the Poverty and British Muslims conference on Wednesday 16th September 2015 at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Chaired by Mobeen Butt from Muslims in Britain Research Network (MBRN) Panel speakers: -Iqbal Nasim (National Zakat Foundation) -Heather Knight (Islamic Relief UK) -Shaz Manir (Amirah Foundation) More about the conference This…

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