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4 March 2019

NZF kept me and my daughter safe from drug dealers

When Hawa, a single mother and a refugee from Iraq, found herself living next door to a drug dealer who made her life extremely difficult, even the police and council couldn’t help her. She turned to NZF for practical and financial support so she and her daughter could live in peace again. This is how…

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18 February 2019

NZF changed my life with £85

Muhammad was a domestic violence victim. When he was 18 years old, he managed to escape his father’s brutal beatings, but it left him homeless without any support from family or friends. Find out how NZF changed his life by giving him just £85. For the longest time, I thought it was normal for your…

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6 February 2019

Polio ruined my life, so NZF helped me build a new one

After contracting Polio as a baby, Jamilah was diagnosed with Post-Polio Syndrome. The condition weakened her muscles until she couldn’t walk, and in order to lead a normal life, she desperately needed a mobility scooter. But she couldn’t afford one. Find out how the National Zakat Foundation supported Jamilah so she could build a successful…

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1 February 2019

Grenfell Together

On January 24th, 2019, the Grenfell Muslim Response Unit (GMRU) hosted its final event – Grenfell Together. The event brought together the families, staff, volunteers, funders, and partners of the GMRU to reflect on our milestones and consider the wider social issues revealed by the Grenfell tragedy. Panel sessions featured survivors, campaigners and charity workers…

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17 December 2018

World Zakat Forum 2018

At the beginning of December, the National Zakat Foundation (NZF) travelled to Melaka, Malaysia, to represent the UK at this year’s annual World Zakat Forum (WZF). Just like NZF, the World Zakat Forum develops and encourages the practice of Zakat, in order to strengthen Islam, unify Muslims, and amplify the impact Muslims are making on…

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8 November 2018

One in Five Live in Poverty in the UK

Poverty has been a constant hardship throughout human history. The economic statistician Angus Maddison has estimated – from the very fragmentary evidence that exists – that the distribution of income 2,000 years ago was remarkably equal: almost everyone, everywhere was very poor. The figures he has reported tell us furthermore that the average world income…

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