Football to Support Orphans

This November saw the advent of a regular charity football match in Manchester to raise funds for Noor Orphans Fund. Ten participants took place, all aged around 24 and 25 and each contributed £20 to the Noor Orphans Fund Orphan Sponsorship Scheme. The participants were all from different backgroun…

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Najaf to Karbala – Complete

We are pleased to announce that Syed Akram has successfully completed his 80 kilometre run and has arrived in Karbala safe and in sound health. We are all in awe of his stupendous effort and the extent of his dedication to Ahl al-Bayt and to the orphans of Iraq. We pray that God will reward…

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The Day of Arba’een
The Day of Arba’een

Forty days have passed since Ashura, forty sunsets with the length of forty blood-red dawns, and again we have gathered to commemorate Imam Hussain (a), his family and companions, and most particularly those who survived the battle of Karbala. At this time we remember the trials and tribulations of…

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Syed Akram Travels This Week

With Arba’een just around the corner, Syed Akram will be travelling to Iraq this Saturday in preparation for his 14 hour run from Najaf to Karbala. He is still a long way from reaching his target, though, needing more than £7,000 to reach it. Click here to donate! Now is the time to dig deep…

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Qur'an For Kids
Qur'an For Kids

Noor Trust is currently holding weekly classes on Friday evenings for children, one for boys and one for girls, in reading Qur’an and applying the rules of tajwīd. The children are all aged between ten and fifteen, there are roughly fifteen children in each class and the classes last for one hour…

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No Rest for Syed Akram
No Rest for Syed Akram

Arba’een is fast approaching and Syed Akram is a man on a mission – to run the 80 kilometres from Najaf to Karbala in just 14 hours. Whizzing past the walking pilgrims who’ll be taking their usual two to three days to complete the journey, Syed Akram will be raising money for the Noor Orphans…

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Ruqayya – Orphan of Karbala

Ruqayya was one of the youngest martyrs of Karbala, only three or four years of age at the time. Just like any child, she loved her father and her family, and was loved back in return. Then one by one her father, her brothers, her uncles and cousins were all ruthlessly slaughtered in the land…

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Baghdad - Beirut - Paris
Baghdad - Beirut - Paris

We would like to express our shock and grief over the terrible terrorist attacks that took place in Baghdad, Beirut and Paris last week. Our prayers and condolences are with the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in these tragic events. We condemn without reservation these brutal…

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Islam and Tollerance
Islam and Tollerance

During Shaykh Mohammed al-Hilli’s recent trip in America for the holy month of Muharram, he attended a huge interfaith event at Washington National Cathedral, the second largest cathedral in the United States. There Muslims, Christians and Jews stood shoulder to shoulder to declare their undying s…

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Are You Signed Up for Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a scheme run by the tax authorities in the UK which increases the value of donations made to charities by UK taxpayers. The way it works is that, for every £1 you donate, we can claim back an extra 25p against the tax you pay. This means that if, for example, you…

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