Jehangir Malik
UK Director, Islamic Relief

Entries by Jehangir Malik

Faith-Inspired Action - The Essence of Ramadan

(3) Comments | Posted 28 June 2014 | (00:00)

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is upon us - a time for reflection and contemplation as well as fasting. An opinion poll for Islamic Relief this week has already given me plenty of food for thought.

Via YouGov, we asked a sample of over 5,000 people about their attitudes...

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Don't Abandon Afghanistan Again - Its Poorest People Need and Deserve Our Support

(3) Comments | Posted 27 March 2014 | (23:00)

As foreign troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, Uzra Lali symbolises how far some Afghans have come in the past decade - and how much they stand to lose if their country descends into deeper conflict and poverty. Her story is told in Afghanistan in Limbo - a new...

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Empty Words or Promises of Hope for Syria?

(3) Comments | Posted 25 February 2014 | (11:55)

As I stood before the International Development Select Committee on Tuesday, giving evidence on the UK's response to the Syrian conflict, I was transported back to last July. That was the last time I visited this once-beautiful, now war-torn land, seeing with my own eyes the...

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Don't Let the Politics of Syria Hold the Longings of Her People Hostage

(3) Comments | Posted 23 January 2014 | (23:00)

It has been three winters since the uprising in Syria began, and more than six months since I last visited the country. The sweltering summer heat I experienced has given way to snow storms and biting cold winds.

But while the seasons and the landscape change in Syria, so...

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The WMDs That Hardly Get Talked About

(14) Comments | Posted 30 September 2013 | (00:00)

"Where now for aid to Syria and what role for Britain?" That's the question I'll be discussing this week with Justine Greening, secretary of state for international development, at a fringe meeting organised by Islamic Relief at the Conservative Party conference.

Syria's brutal conflict has killed over 100,000 people,...

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Welcome to Syria - Land of Anguish and Despair

(4) Comments | Posted 23 July 2013 | (00:00)

'Syria welcomes you' proclaims the sign as you cross the border from Turkey. It's an ironic throwback to the old days, when this was a country that really did welcome outsiders. Today's Syria is a very unwelcoming place - a place that people are scrambling to escape in their tens...

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Ramadan Is a Time to Break Down Barriers, Not Build Them Up

(130) Comments | Posted 8 July 2013 | (00:00)

Today sees the start of a new season on Channel 4 - 30 days of programming to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

If you're a reader of the Sun, which splashed news of these programmes on its front page last week, you could be forgiven...

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Beyond the War on Terror There Is Hunger... And Hope

(8) Comments | Posted 28 June 2013 | (00:00)

In military speak civilian casualties are simply 'collateral damage'. But a new campaign launched on Friday aims to put faces and names to some of the innocent victims of war - and compel us all to sit up and take notice.

Behind the campaign is Islamic Relief, the...

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