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.

UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2021

Refugee women face a number of struggles and difficulties, and sadly they also face violence and fear within their own families. Issues such as domestic violence, early marriage, financial abuse…

International Day of the Girl Child

Today marks the International Day of the Girl Child. It is important to understand and recognise the ways in which girls are treated, cared for and expected to live across…

The Sabra and Shatila Massacre: The Suffering of Refugees Continues

Today marks the 39th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila Massacre. On the 16th of September in 1982, Lebanese Christian Militia entered the Shatila camp and the neighbourhood of Sabra in…

The Story of Sacrifice

Eid Al Adha marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage and the end of the very spiritual and holy first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. Many Muslims will celebrate this…

A Time for Sacrifice and Generosity

The month of Dhul Hijjah is significant and holy for Muslims as is also the month in which Eid al Adha is celebrated and people complete the Hajj pilgrimage. Eid…

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…