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16 December 2018

NZF helped clear my debt so I could take care of my family again

Ubaid was a successful businessman – but then the recession hit. When he couldn’t pay the bills, he borrowed money from family, friends, and even payday lenders, then spiralled into a cycle of debt. By the time Ubaid contacted National Zakat Foundation, he felt like his only escape was death. This is how NZF helped…

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30 November 2018

“In all their wealth, there was no share for a widow and orphan”

When Sabah’s husband died suddenly, his debts became hers. With a 10-year-old daughter to take care of, she desperately needed support. Newly widowed with no one to turn to, Sabah came to NZF for help.     We sat down with Sabah to hear her story, in her own words. NZF: Asalaamu alaikum, Sabah. Thank you for…

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14 November 2018

‘Bed bugs almost tore my family apart’

Social services thought Yasmin was hurting her children – but she wasn’t. The bumps and blisters were from a bed bug infestation. With no money for new beds, her and her children slept on the concrete floor. This is how NZF changed their lives. A few months ago, a teacher noticed my daughter had a…

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29 October 2018

Without NZF, I would’ve gone back to my violent husband

When Samia left her abusive marriage, she found herself homeless with no money and no way to take care of her young son. NZF stepped in and gave her the helping hand she desperately needed, so she could focus on building a safe, new life for her and her child. The first time my husband…

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18 October 2018

The Sudanese Locksmith Who Wanted Financial Freedom

In his home country, Mubarak was a skilled locksmith. But when he came to the UK as a refugee, he couldn’t afford the cost of retraining. That’s when NZF stepped in and paid for his course, so he could restart his career and support himself permanently. People think the hardest thing about being a refugee…

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30 July 2018

Becoming ‘the other’

As an inquisitive teenager, Anil first entered a mosque to see if he could find out what happened inside. His whole life he had seen Muslims as ‘the other’. A few months later, he had accepted Islam himself. As it became apparent to his family, he was confronted and kicked out of his home. The…

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