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Keep someone safe this Ramadan

This Ramadan, despite the pandemic, Islamic Relief is still working 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.

The Prophet (SAW) said: “Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” (Tirmidhi)

We know that these times are tough on everyone, but 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, lets give more than ever this Ramadan.

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Food supply chains have been disrupted by COVID-19. Those most vulnerable around the world can’t even get the basics such as food they need to survive. Your Sadaqah and Zakat has the power to help change this.

Will you keep a child safe from hunger?

£50 can provide a family with food for a month

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Imagine the only water you have to drink when breaking your fast is unsafe and dirty. Families need access to clean water in their communities to keep them safe from the fatal effects of unsafe water. Your Sadaqah and Zakat has the power to help provide lifesaving water.

Will you keep a family safe from disease?

£385 can provide a sustainable source of safe drinking water to a village

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As COVID-19 spreads globally, millions more people are being pushed into poverty and face an impossible struggle with the virus. In Gaza, two million Palestinians live in in overcrowded and under-resourced conditions, where people have weak immune systems and everyone is vulnerable. Your Sadaqah and Zakat has the power to help save lives.

Will you keep a community safe from harm?

£100 can provide an essential hygiene kit to four families living in conflict

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Orphans and widows are often the worst affected by war. We want to help protect them by helping to move them out of a camp and into a safe home. Your Sadaqah and Zakat could help protect vulnerable people, enable them to earn a living and rebuild their lives.

Will you keep an orphan safe from conflict?

£160 can provide shelter and protection to a displaced person by giving them a home

With Islamic Relief we work hard each day to make sure your donations are used in the most effective way possible. Your donation is an amanah (trust) that we take very seriously because we are accountable to those in need, to you and most importantly to Allah (SWT).

Let’s be a pair of safe hands holding those in need around the world.  

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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. 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?

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 Fiitr officially begins at the start of the Islamic month of Shawwal.

 

What can I do if I missed a fast?

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 2020:

When is Eid 2020 after Ramadan?

Eid al-Fitr officially begins at the start of the Islamic month of Shawwal. Muslims are not only celebrating the end of fasting but thanking Allah for the help and strength that he gave them throughout the previous month to help them practise self-control.

When does Ramadan 2020 start?

As the Islamic calendar is based around the lunar cycle, the Holy month of Ramadan rotates by approximately ten days each year. This year, Ramadan is expected to begin on Thursday 23rd April 2020, and end on Saturday 23rd May, depending on the sighting of the moon.

When does Ramadan 2020 end?

As the Islamic calendar is based around the lunar cycle, the Holy month of Ramadan rotates by approximately ten days each year. This year, Ramadan is expected to end on Saturday 23rd May, depending on the sighting of the moon.

Ramadan FAQs:

How long is Ramadan?

Ramadan lasts either 29 or 30 days, and the time during which it takes place varies every year. This is because the date depends on the lunar calendar, which is roughly 10 or 11 days shorter than the commonly used Gregorian calendar

What does Ramadan Kareem mean?

The meaning of Kareem is generous/noble. Ramadan is a month where Allah (SWT) forgives, blesses and rewards faithful Muslims without a limit.

Ramadan Kareem means Ramadan the generous month.

Therefore, it is an expression that is used to welcome the month of Ramadan by Muslims around the world.

What time can you eat during Ramadan?

Every day during Ramadan, Muslims begin the fast at sunrise after having a meal ( Suhoor), after which the morning Fajr prayer is prayed. The fast isn’t broken until sunset with the Iftar meal, which precedes the Maghrib, the fourth prayer of the day.

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