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can provide water for a displaced family living in a camp
can help provide a sustainable livelihood to an orphan and their family
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During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset as an act of devotion to Allah Almighty and self-constraint. Many of us know that we will have a plentiful supply of food and water to break our fast. However, across the world, many families struggle to put food on the table at iftar time. With rising food prices, household poverty and long working hours whilst fasting, many families instead have little food and worry about how they will feed their families.

 

We work with people and communities to ensure that families have enough food for the month of Ramadan. Across the globe, we distribute family food packs with essentials such as flour, rice, and lentils to last the whole month, meaning families can instead focussing on the spiritual duties of the month.

For children in conflict zones such as Gaza, we provide iftars for local orphans to offer a vital safe place to play and enjoy the holy month.

By supporting our work, you’ll be helping families and entire communities to have a worry-free, happy Ramadan.

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.

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.

When is Eid 2020 after Ramadan?

Eid al-Fitr officially begins at the start of the Islamic month of Shawwal. The festival begins when the first sight of the new moon is seen in the sky. 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.

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. When rewards for good deeds are multiplied. Therefore, Ramadan Kareem means Ramadan the generous month. 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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