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Zaka in Islam

Zaka is the giving of money or food to the poor and needy. It is one of the five pillars of Islam and is obligatory upon every adult Muslim of sound mind and means to pay. What is Zaka? The literal meaning of Zaka is ‘to cleanse’ or ‘purification’. In…...

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All you need to know about Ramadan

Ramadan (Sawm) is one of the pillars of Islam and is compulsory for all healthy adults to participate in. It is the holiest month of the year for us Muslims. Every year, Muslims all around the world fast during daylight hours, only being able to eat and drink after sunset.…...

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1,000 days of the war in Yemen

Yemen, which was once described by the Romans as the most blessed region in the Arabian Peninsula, is on the border of collapse after 1,000 days of a brutal civil war. It’s a far cry from a country that was once the center of the worlds coffee trade. In ancient…...

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Cholera in Yemen: The Worst in History

Cholera cases have been reached 1 million in Yemen and it is at an incredibly fast speed. What is Cholera? Cholera is a potentially fatal bacterial infection caused by consuming food or water contaminated with a bacterium called Vibrio cholera. It causes watery diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and…...

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Malnutrition in Yemen: The Neglected Crisis

What is Malnutrition? Malnutrition is a serious condition that occurs when a person’s diet doesn’t contain the right amount of nutrients. It can refer to both undernutrition (not getting enough nutrients) or overnutrition (getting more nutrients that you need). Common signs of malnutrition are: unintentional weight loss, an overall low…...

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Hunger in Yemen

Yemen is a country that is extremely struggling with hunger. Even before any external disputes started in early 2015, it was one of the poorest countries in the Middle East. With an average life expectancy below 64, the nation is ranked 168th out of 188 for human development. Now there…...

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