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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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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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21 January 2019

NZF believed in me. Now I’m living my dream.

Relocating to the UK from France was supposed to be simple for Sarah. In her country, she was a well-paid teacher. But when she arrived here, she struggled to find a job and before long, she found herself having to choose between paying the rent and buying food. This is how the National Zakat Foundation…

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24 December 2018

NZF’s support meant I could grieve for my teenage son

After Mustafa’s teenage son died, the pressures of working, caring for his children and disable wife was too much to bear. When he couldn’t keep up with the bills, he quickly fell into debt. This is how NZF shouldered some of his burdens, so Mustafa could move forward and focus on healing. The first time…

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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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