Poverty lingers too close to home

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is held annually on October 17. It is a day to raise awareness about the need to end global poverty in all its forms everywhere. Poverty affects millions of people in the UK.

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The Resurging Virus: Protect Our Elderly

As the pandemic resurges, it’s time to protect our elderly this Winter. As we mark the International Day of Older Persons, will we serve them as they once served us? On International Day of Older Persons, we raise awareness for the elderly; those within our community,...

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World Suicide Prevention Day: Too Many Lives Lost

World Suicide Prevention Day is a day to help raise awareness of how we can come together to create a world where less people die from suicide.  This day is extremely important as it raises awareness to a topic which is not spoken about enough. “In 2018, in the...

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The act of charity: Beyond the coin

Today is International Charity Day; a day which serves to increase social responsibility across the world. The act of charity is something we are all familiar with. It is an act that is instilled within the core principles of Islam. The act of Sadaqah.   Sadaqah...

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Ashura: Drawing Inspiration from the Legacy of the Prophets

There are days which hold more significance and virtue than others. One such day falls on the 10th of Muharram. Ashura is one of the most important days in the Islamic calendar. Although many of us may be aware of the importance of fasting on this day to follow the...

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Back to the Classroom… The Hidden Cost of School

As the new term fast approaches, the excitement of a September start is not shared by everyone. When the new school term starts, there are mixed emotions for both parents and children. Children are excited to see their friends once again and ready to exchange stories...

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Your Qurbani: ‘A Blessing from Allah’

Every year we perform Qurbani in accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw) and following the example of the Prophet Ibrahim. Many of us choose to perform it internationally, as it is the cheaper option. However, many of you decided to sacrifice the biggest and...

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New Beginnings: The Month of Muharram

As humans, we are constantly growing and evolving.  Throughout our lives we search for new beginnings, an opportunity to restart and reinvent. We work hard to broaden our horizons, and seize opportunities which we know will benefit us.  As Muslims, we need...

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From a sister in need… to a helping hand.

We all face difficult moments in our lives. During those testing and uncertain times, is when we need guidance and support most. Offering a helping hand, or a listening ear to someone during these periods can be life changing. Its dramatic impact will be cherished and...

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The joy of Eid revived

As the days of Eid pass, we pack away our decorations. Soon our gifts will gather dust, our Eid clothes will hang again within our cupboards, and our Eid treats have been devoured. We will not think again of Eid until it draws closer once again next year. However, for...

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