Alhamdulillah (all praise to Allah).

Alhamdulillah for the 30 years we have been serving humanity. Alhamdulillah for the 92 million people we’ve supported over the last three decades, and the 2.1 million Syrians we’ve provided with emergency relief since the war began.

Alhamdulillah for you – yes, you, for every generous donation, however large or small, which has enabled us to reach vulnerable people around the world.

And this Ramadan, alhamdulillah for the blessing Allah has granted us of being able to double your donation.

Throughout Ramadan, every gift you make to Islamic Relief will be matched by the UK Government, up to a total of £5 million. In this blessed month, when the reward for every good deed is already multiplied, your donations will also be multiplied, benefiting even more people around the world.

The funding we receive from the government will enable us to transform 54 entire villages across Sudan – the very first country we worked in 30 years ago – giving thousands of children and families a better life, for good.

So when you give your zakat, twice as many people will be helped. When you relieve the suffering of a Syrian family, a second family in Sudan will be supported too. For every donation you make, double the long term access to food, water, healthcare, education and job opportunities will be provided. That’s double the number of lives changed!

Allah tells us in the Qur’an: “Your Lord proclaimed: if you give thanks, I will give you more” (14:7). We could not have gained this opportunity to double your donations without His help and support – so give thanks for the wealth He has blessed you with by donating it this Ramadan, and alhamdulillah, we can double it!

£30 could provide a Ramadan family food parcel in one of the 24 countries we work in around the world (+ families in Sudan will be empowered to feed themselves!)

£100 could provide life-saving medical equipment for ten people in Syria (+ even more healthcare in Sudan!)

£240 could provide a training scholarship to help a young person find employment (+ training for widowed mothers in Sudan to earn a living and support their children!)