• On-Line Zakat Payment Facilities

    This service provides a convenient way of fullfilling one of the pillars of Islam. Over the past years we have noticed that more and more members are using our service. Because of the importance of zakat, this service is open to all Muslims regardless of whether they are Melayu UK members or not.

  • Hari Raya Party

    Eid ul-Fitr (a celebration to mark the end of the fasting month, Ramadan) and Eid ul-Adha are joyous times for Muslims. Melayu UK organises Eid parties on these occasions..

  • Perhimpunan Keluarga

    We organise Perhimpunan Keluarga to enable members and their family to get together for a few days for socialising. Perhimpunan Keluarga is also packed with various activities such as archery, orienteering, tog-o-war, pioneering and BBQ. Children who have been to Perhimpunan Keluarga still have vivid memories of the enjoyment that they experienced during their childhood years.

  • Tajwid from Scratch

    Our members are scattered across the UK and many live is areas where there are few Muslims and getting the opportunities to learn about Islam is limited. Those who would like to learn how to read the Quran can now subscribe to a self-pace online learning at http://tajwid.pisang.uk

  • Counselling Services

    Counselling services can be obtained from PISANG (Professional Islamic Support and Nurture Group), a Malay-driven not-for-profit organisation. Please visit their website www.pisang.uk for more information.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011 19:00

Ramadhan, spirituality and remembering the poor

Ramadhan is a time when we try to increase our spirituality. It is a time when we endeavour various struggles and determined to be successful in our endevour in our spiritual journey. We can manage with skipping daily routines such as coffee or tea break. We can afford to miss our lunch even during the long daylight hours of summer but yet we are still carrying our daily obligations as normal. In addition to those, we spend more time at night in prayers in search for more spirituality.

Ramadhan is not only about increasing our spirituality for our own self but also a time to reflect on the bounty that Allah has given to us. It is also a time when we should acknowledge how privileged we are compared to others who are in poverty. We live a life where sometimes spending unnecessarily is taken for granted but in the eyes of those in poverty, our spending is luxury to them.

Melayu UK has been distributing zakat collected to some of the forgotten Malays who are in poverty in other parts of the world where every £1 we distribute means a lot to those people. We urge everybody to pay not only their individual zakat (zakat fitrah) via Melayu UK Zakat Collection Service, but also pay their wealth zakat as well. Sometimes we can afford to waste a few ten £s without any regret. Insha'Allah by contributing a few extra £s to the poor and those in poverty will help us in our spiritual journey.