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The differences between zakat, sadaqah and lillah

Around our parts, lillah is deemed as unrestricted funds, sadaqah as partially restricted funds which can be used for public works (رفاه عام) according to some while zakat is fully restricted funds which must be only given to specified categories.

The price of wheat in Newham, London – Ramadan, 1438 (2017)

This report outlines the price of wheat in Newham (London) during Ramadan, 1438 (July, 2017) and the subsequent recommendation for the rate of sadaqat al-fitr...

Muslims in marginal seats – Election 2015

The United Kingdom is holding its general election on the 8 June 2017. Irrespective of one's view regarding participating in elections or party politics,...

Transliterating Arabic

There at times comes a need to convert Arabic scripts to English (Latin) script or vice versa. Depending on the objective, the approach differs...

The etymology of Nawhami

Nawhami is an Arabic onomastic (nisbat) which means “the one from Newham”. Newham is a borough in London, England. Technically, it should have been...

Review: Mu’in al-Fara’id

Mu'in al-Fara'id is a primer on mirath (inheritance law). Many madrasahs use this as a core text either in conjunction or as a precursor...