Ramadan Diary #3: In remembrance of death

In our latest series of articles, Arta A. takes us on her journey through the blessed month Ramadan with weekly diary entries! From sharing her reflections on this important occasion, to sharing practical tips in overcoming the challenges faced, stay tuned for her updates. I decided early on during Ramadan, maybe the first or second day, that I would attempt to direct my focus and … Continue reading Ramadan Diary #3: In remembrance of death

Why giving charity is not the answer

It’s safe to say that one of the hallmarks of Ramadan is Muslims’ generosity. From maghrib time on the first evening as the news of the blessed month’s arrival spreads, so too do the links to fundraising pages, charity adverts and television appeals. Muslims give millions in the month of Ramadan, with Islam Channel breaking records last year to raise over £1 million in one night. Muslims … Continue reading Why giving charity is not the answer

Ramadan Diary #2: Thinking well of Allah

In our latest series of articles, Arta A. takes us on her journey through the blessed month Ramadan with weekly diary entries! From sharing her reflections on this important occasion, to sharing practical tips in overcoming the challenges faced, stay tuned for her updates. We are now about a week into Ramadan. As with any commitment we undertake, we try to regularly evaluate our progress … Continue reading Ramadan Diary #2: Thinking well of Allah

Ramadan Diary #1: To prep or not to prep

In our latest series of articles, Arta A. takes us on her journey through the blessed month Ramadan with weekly diary entries! From sharing her reflections on this important occasion, to sharing practical tips in overcoming the challenges faced, stay tuned for her updates. With Ramadan quite literally around the corner, like everyone else I am trying to be as prepared as possible for this … Continue reading Ramadan Diary #1: To prep or not to prep

Social Welfare: Between Capitalism & Islam

Aishah A. Welfare in Britain has had a long and tumultuous journey; from parishes and poorhouses to a pension for over 70s (when the average life expectancy was 48!), the social care system has taken many forms. Over the years the service has grown to include housing, Jobseeker’s Allowance, disability allowance, child benefits and other various pockets of social welfare depending on local councils and … Continue reading Social Welfare: Between Capitalism & Islam