Ramadan: We Are One

During Ramadan 2021, despite the pandemic, Islamic Relief is continuing its life-saving work around the world, making sure your donations get to those who need them most. We are on the front lines in over 30 countries, just like we have been with every major disaster since 1984, delivering food, water and emergency relief to those in desperate need.

Please don’t wait, people need your help more than ever.

can provide a family with food for a month
can provide an essential hygiene kit to four families living in conflict
can provide shelter and protection to a displaced person by giving them a home
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The Prophet (PBUH) said: The likeness of believers in regard to mutual love, mercy, and kindness is that of one body; when any part aches, the whole body aches, because of sleeplessness and fever.” (Sahih Muslim)

While so much around us feels uncertain, we can feel safe in the promise of Allah, the Most Generous, that giving charity can only increase our wealth.

Do we still feel the anguish of countless families in Gaza imprisoned by siege, the hunger of a child in Myanmar who has nothing to eat tonight, or the screams of a mother who lost her child amid bullets and bombs in Yemen today?

This Ramadan, let’s feel their struggle and come together as one

We know that these times are tough on everyone, however Allah (SWT) has given us the answer. Allah has told us that Sadaqah protects us from calamity and sickness. He even tells us that giving charity increases your sustenance! Allah is indeed the most generous, Alhamdulillah.

So, let’s give more than ever this Ramadan.

Feel his hunger

€60 can provide a family with food for a month

 

Feel her faint pulse

130 can provide two families in an emergency with water for a month

 

 

Feel her loss

150 can provide treatment for five malnourished children in Yemen

 

Feel their pain and show them that we are one

We are on the front lines in over 30 countries, just like we have been with every major disaster since 1984, delivering food, water and emergency relief to those in desperate need. Together, we helped 13.8 million people last year. Your Zakat and Sadaqah can save lives.

This year, let’s show our brothers and sisters that We Are One.

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar.

Healthy adult Muslims fast during the month of Ramadan from dawn until dusk. Therefore this includes abstaining from drinking, eating, immoral acts and anger. Other acts of worship such as prayer, reading the Quran and charity are also encouraged during the holy month.

 

When is Ramadan 2021?

The exact dates of Ramadan change every year because the Islamic calendar is based on the cycles of the Moon. Because the Islamic calendar is based around the lunar cycle, the Holy month of Ramadan rotates by approximately ten days each year. You can find up-to-date information on the Ramadan Timetable here.

 

When does Ramadan start?

Ramadan officially begins when the month of Islamic month of Shaban ends. As the Islamic calendar is based around the lunar cycle, the Holy month of Ramadan rotates by approximately ten days each year.

 

When does Ramadan end?

Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim celebration officially marks the end of Ramadan. The exact timing is based on the sighting of the Moon. Eid al Fitr officially begins at the start of the Islamic month of Shawwal.

 

What happens if you miss a fast during Ramadan?

If you don’t fast for any of the days of Ramadan, you’ll be required to pay a charitable form of compensation. If you’ve missed any fasts out of necessity and cannot make up the lost days afterwards, you’re required to pay fidya (fidyah). For any fasts missed unnecessarily, you’ll need to pay kaffarah.

 

Ramadan Sadaqah

The Prophet (PBUH) would give charity throughout the year but increase his sadaqah during Ramadan. Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “The Prophet (PBUH) was the most generous of people, and he was most generous during Ramadan.” (Bukhari)

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