Updates on our work

The latest updates from our work with children in Jordan and Lebanon, and the work and achievements of our volunteers, fundraisers and generous donors here in the UK.

Who is eligible to receive Zakat?

Zakat can be paid to specific individuals or groups who fall into one or more of eight zakatable categories spelled out by Allah in the Quran: Indeed, [prescribed] charitable offerings…

Why is Zakat 2.5 percent?

There are numerous Hadiths where companions explained the Prophets actions with regards to Zakat. For example one such Hadith is: “Ibn Maajah (1791) narrated from Ibn ‘Umar and ‘Aa’ishah (may…

How does zakat alleviate poverty?

Zakat is a dutiful act prescribed by Allah on wealthy Muslims, who have reached the nisab threshold. It is an act of piety and purification but it can also be…

How much zakat do you pay?

Zakat is a core pillar of our faith and helps us to grow closer to Allah (SWT). Giving your Zakat through UK Care has the potential to change lives for…

How does Zakat purify your wealth?

Zakat is the compulsory giving of a set proportion of our wealth to charity. It is regarded as a type of Ibadah – worship, self-purification and is the third pillar…

Are refugee camps safe?

Residents of Palestinian refugee camps face staggering rates of joblessness, violence and disgraceful housing conditions. They often refer to themselves as “forgotten people” and feel a sense of isolation and…

Can Palestinian refugees work in Lebanon?

Lebanon hosts the largest number of refugees per capita. There are an estimated 1.5 million Syrian and 450,000 Palestinian refugees. Thousands of unregistered refugees in Lebanon do not have access…

How many Palestinian refugees are there?

In 1948, over 750,000 Palestinian men, women and children were expelled from their homes and forced to live as refugees in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Lebanon, Jordan and…

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Why are there Palestinian refugees in Jordan?

Seventy-two years ago, the Nakba – ‘catastrophe’ – occurred. This was the destruction of 500 towns and villages, the expulsion of over 750,000 people from their homes and the creation…