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Aqiqah and sharing the joy of a new-born

As well as Qurbani, there are other occasions when we sacrifice an animal/s in the name of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. The most notable of these is probably Aqiqah, the ceremony marking the birth of a child. The arrival of a new-born is not only a time of joy and happiness for the parents and […]
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Qurbani 2019

In a nutshell, Qurbani, which means sacrifice, is the act of sacrificing an animal to Allah (SWT) on the day of Eid-ul-Adha, following the congregational Eid prayers. It commemorates the sacrifice that Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) was prepared to make of his son Prophet Ismail (A.S), to show his devotion and dedication to Allah (SWT). In […]
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Eid-ul-Fitr and Fitrana

With the blessed month of Ramadan drawing to a close, thoughts will turn to the celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitr and many people will be planning family get-togethers, presents, luxurious meals. The primary objective of Eid-ul-Fitr, however is not to celebrate worldly possessions and materials but the remembrance of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and how the sacrifices […]
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Giving Zakat and Fitrana

“And establish prayer and give Zakat, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves – you will find it with Allah. Indeed, Allah of what you do, is Seeing”. (Qur’an, Surah Al Baqara, 2:110) Zakat, or Zakah, is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The word Zakat means to purify and it is obligatory […]
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The rewards of giving on Laylatul Qadr

“Indeed, We sent the Qur’an down during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of […]
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Umrah for Orphans Live Appeal

Tune in for our live Islam Channel television appeal tonight, May 21st 2019, from 9pm and help send even more Palestinian orphans on Umrah. It’s on Sky 727, Virgin Media 838, Freeview 264, Freesat 693 or watch online at www.islamchannel.tv Umrah for Orphans is a pioneering programme set up by Islamic Help as part of […]
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Ramadan 2019 Basics

What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The Islamic calendar operates on a lunar cycle, meaning that the beginning of a month is determined by the new moon. Therefore, the calendar rotates approximately 11 days each year – meaning Ramadan will not occur at the same time every year. Ramadan […]
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The Blessed Month of Ramadan Awaits

The beautiful and blessed month of Ramadan is nearly upon us, and it’s important that we prepare for such a precious time given the rewards and blessings that it contains. No one knows when they will draw their last breath, so we should thank the Almighty for giving us the privilege of being able to […]
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The Rohingya Crisis Explained: A Brief Guide

The Rohingya are one of the most vulnerable groups of people in the world today. Having experienced organised discrimination, conflict and exclusion, the Rohingya have spent years with no choice but to flee their homes, hoping to find a safe place to stay. The first step towards change – and a brighter future – is […]
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Yemen Crisis Appeal

Since its unification in 1990, Yemen has been plagued by conflict, unrest and a poor economy that has put a huge strain on the country. Over the past few years, the combination of these issues has caused the country’s problems to escalate even further, causing ongoing concern for the residents of Yemen. The situation in Yemen […]
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