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Donate this Ramadan

Ramadan donations are very important and can be made in several forms. These include Sadaqah, Zakat (if due) and Lillah.

Giving charity at any time is a virtuous act, and even more so in the blessed month of Ramadan, when rewards are multiplied by 70 times. As well as this, if one performs a good deed on Laylatul Qadr, it is said they will have the reward of doing it for 83 years.

Donate this Ramadan

What is Sadaqah?

Sadaqah refers to the act of giving while expecting nothing in return. It is a voluntary form of charity, unlike Zakat, which is obligatory. Sadaqah can include helping the poor and needy or smiling. It does not always have to be in a financial form, but donations of money are also very recommended.

Sadaqah Jariyah refers to acts of charity that have ongoing benefits and therefore have ongoing rewards for the giver.

Some examples of Sadaqah Jariyah include:

  • Planting a tree
  • Bringing up a righteous child
  • Donating a wheelchair to a hospital
  • Helping to build a mosque
  • Passing on knowledge/teaching others

Muhammad, upon him, be peace, said: "When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased)." (Muslim)

What is Zakat?

Zakat is an obligatory form of charity for every able Muslim. It consists of giving 2.5% of your wealth to charity every year. Zakat is a Pillar of Islam, which shows its importance. Give your Zakat with Muslim Aid if it is due this Ramadan here.

What is Lillah?

Lillah translates to ‘for Allah’, and this type of charity is given solely for the sake of Allah (SWT). Like Sadaqah, this is also a voluntary form of charity. This type of charity is given to institutions like mosques and orphanages instead of individuals.

The Last 10 Days of Ramadan

The last 10 days and nights of Ramadan hold a lot of rewards. It is during these 10 days that we ask Allah (SWT) for refuge from the Hellfire and increase our good deeds.

As mentioned before, good deeds on Laylatul Qadr equate to 83 years of worship, so giving charity on this night is very important. To ensure you give to charity on this night, you can use an automatic donation service where you can schedule donations for the last 10 nights of Ramadan to guarantee you donate on Laylatul Qadr.

You can do this by clicking on Muslim Aid’s Nights of Power Auto Donate button here!

This means you can schedule your donations across Ramadan to reap the rewards of this blessed month.

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“Allah, the Exalted, says, ‘Spend, O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.’” – Prophet Muhammad, upon him, be peace (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

Click here to donate to Muslim Aid’s Ramadan 2024 Appeal.

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