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26 March 2017

What Zakat really is

I often have a tendency to detach my act of worship from the underlying purpose, perhaps like many others around me . I give charity in order to give charity for the sake of the charity itself, but what we should really be doing is connecting it back to the original purpose. This is a…

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3 February 2017

A hidden teen wealth

It wasn’t long after she graduated that Marwa found her first job. She had been studying for over four years, but now, 6 months into her new role, she felt she had finally made it to where she wanted to be. As she looked out of her office building, she could see across London and…

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3 February 2017

An elderly man’s generosity

Now retired, Mehmet would love to spend as much time as he could at the mosque. He was well known to all in the community. Mehmet would take any opportunity to do good deeds and speak to those in the community to find out if anyone needed help. 3 years ago, Mehmet discovered that one…

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3 February 2017

Thirteen missed years

That night, Abida struggled to get to sleep. During the day, the topic of Zakat had come up in a conversation with a friend. She had never really thought about this pillar of Islam before, it had floated at the periphery of her mind. As far as she knew, she was practicing her faith; she…

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