Ramadan is a time of self-reflection and working to be a better Muslim and a better human. It is a religious due bestowed upon all members of the Islamic community so that they may strengthen their bond with Allah (SWT) and understand how lucky they are to have all that they have been blessed with. Unfortunately, not every member of the community is quite so fortuitous.
Many Muslims are unable to observe Ramadan in the way they want to due to ill health, poverty, and instability in their country. For those who can observe Ramadan in good health and prosperity, it’s a time to put into practice all Allah (SWT) has taught us, and making Ramadan donations is the perfect way to do this.
Allah (SWT) gives us all that we have, and we are taught to share what He has given us with those who are less fortunate. This is a core part of the Islamic faith, and it is of extra significance during the revered month of Ramadan.
Every day, millions of people around the world struggle to survive. Many suffer from food instability, never knowing where their next meal is coming from or when it might come. This is usually a product of widespread poverty which, in itself, presents a myriad of health issues, both mentally and physically. Many of the people who experience food instability also don’t have access to clean drinking water. Without these essential resources, fasting for Ramadan is almost impossible due to ill health.
Many Muslims don’t know if they’ll live to see the end of Ramadan due to malnutrition and disease. Giving Ramadan charity could literally save lives. With your kind donations, we can help those who are suffering to stay healthy during Ramadan by providing them with nutritious food packages and essential healthcare.
Without your donations, we wouldn’t be able to carry out the life-saving work we do. Everyone deserves to be able to complete their religious dues, and with your help, we can ensure Muslims living in developing nations are able to strengthen their bond with Allah (SWT) in good health without compromising their safety.
There are a number of ways we use your Ramadan donations to save lives, with the first being providing essential food packages to food insecure people and families. Through our Feed the Fasting appeal, just £60 could provide a family of five with enough food and safe drinking water to last a whole month – ensuring they see the end of Ramadan and can join in with the Eid ul-Fitr celebrations.
If your due Zakat is in excess of £180, you could donate it to our appeal and help us feed three families of five during Ramadan. For £240, we could feed four families.
Whoever feeds a fasting person will have a reward like that of the fasting person, without any reduction in his reward.” (Tirmidhi)
Water is another essential facet of life, and yet billions go without it every day, dying from dehydration and preventable diseases spread through contaminated water. You can help alleviate the pressures facing vulnerable communities by donating to our Safe Water appeal.
Just £99 will allow us to install a clean, uninterrupted water supply in a community in need, be it in Gaza, Somalia, or Jordan. The difference clean water and sanitary facilities can have on someone’s life cannot be understated. Whether you donate Sadaqah or Zakat to a water appeal, you will be saving a life this Ramadan.
The final major way you can make a difference this Ramadan is by donating to our Medical Aid appeal, allowing us to provide basic yet vital healthcare to those who need it the most. You don’t need to make a big donation to have an impact – just £120 can help ensure a mother is able to safely deliver her baby into the world. What’s more, just £250 will go a long way to building a healthcare clinic in a rural area that doesn’t have any medical access.
With your help, we can ensure people don’t die needlessly from treatable diseases like TB and malaria, and we can give babies a healthy start in life.
There are great rewards to be gained from giving during Ramadan, particularly in the last 10 nights. It is said if you carry out a good deed on Laylat al-Qadr (which could fall on any of the odd-numbered nights in the last 10 days of Ramadan) then you will accrue the rewards of a thousand months. This makes Ramadan a great time to please Allah (SWT) through good deeds, save someone’s life through generosity, and receive countless blessings and rewards for doing so.
If you’re looking for charities to donate to in Ramadan, look no further than Muslim Aid. We will use your Ramadan donations to help those most in need around the world, be it in the way of providing food, healthcare, or clean drinking water.
Whether you want to give Sadaqah, Zakat, or just make a general donation this Ramadan, you can do so here.