Make your beard mighty this Ramadan and raise funds towards Yemen!

Always wanted to see how long you could grow your beard? Well here’s the chance to find out – while raising funds for a great cause!

This Ramadan, Islamic Relief Canada challenges you to join Beards for Barakah.

Starting on the first day of Ramadan, let your beard grow free and wild. Then when your delighted (or confused, depending on the state of your beard) family members start asking questions, tell them you’ve joined the Beards for Barakah challenge to raise money for Yemen – and let them know how they can help!

Winners will be drawn from three categories:

(1) Most Funds Raised

(2) Longest Beard

(3) Wackiest Beard


How Your Funds Will Help the People of Yemen

The people of Yemen are suffering after 5 hard years of conflict, without access to basic needs like food, healthcare, and social services. Now, more than 80% of the population, 24.1 million people, require humanitarian assistance.

With the ongoing conflict in Yemen – already one of the poorest countries in the region – tens of thousands of lives have been lost and over 16 million people don’t know where their next meal will come from. A country crippled by conflict is sadly now on the brink of famine.

Islamic Relief Canada is doing everything we can to bring ease to our sisters and brothers in Yemen. Your donations through your efforts for Beards for Barakah will help make sure we can continue providing this aid.

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I have to start clean shaven? 

No. Just start with a before and after picture so we can see the progress. You may already have an enviable facial map going on – let’s see how much mightier you can make it. Remember the point is to start conversations.


How do I participate in the contest?

It’s easy, just share your pictures on social with the hashtag #BeardsForBarakah and tag us. But remember, only those participating in the challenge by signing up will be eligible to win. You can also send your pictures to us at [email protected].


What’s the prize?

Raised Campaign Goal of $500 (Silver)

  • Islamic Relief Canada Water Bottle
  • Islamic Relief Canada Hat
  • Sunnah Beard Oil

Raised Campaign Goal of $1000 (Gold)

  • Islamic Relief Canada Hoodie
  • Islamic Relief Canada Hat
  • Sunnah Beard kit (oil, tasbeeh, comb)
  • $50 Amazon Giftcard

Most Money Raised

  • Islamic Relief Canada pledges $2000 on your behalf towards an IRC cause of your choosing
  • Islamic Relief Hoodie
  • Sunnah Beard beard kit (oil, tasbeeh, comb)

Package including (for brush and oil)
Black Seed beard oil

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