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During Ramadan 2023, Islamic Relief is continuing its life-saving work 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. Together, we helped over 3.3 million people last year.
We believe in a Ramadan without hunger, thirst, and loneliness.
Please don’t wait, people need your help more than ever. This year, with a simple gift, we invite you to give a little of your Ramadan and be the relief.
“˹The righteous˺ give food, out of love for Him, to the poor, the orphan and the captive, ˹saying˺ we feed you, for God’s pleasure only, we desire from you neither reward nor thanks.”
– Quran 76:5-9
We don’t need to imagine.
Through the power of zakat, sadaqah, love, and community, we can sustain orphans, the widowed, refugees, disaster-struck communities, and all of those who call upon us to fulfill our obligation.
As Muslims, we have a divine obligation to not ignore the suffering of others.
So, let’s give more than ever this Ramadan.
Your Zakat is an Amanah, and we take that trust very seriously. At Islamic Relief Canada, we follow a scholar-verified Zakat Policy to ensure your Zakat reaches as many poor and needy people as possible to transform their lives.
This ensures that Islamic principles are adhered to every step of the way from project design and community fundraising discussions to project implementation.
Your Zakat Reaches People Through:
With your support in 2022, we distributed Zakat to over 1 million people through 80 projects with Zakat-eligible portions. This Ramadan, help us reach even more people. Donate your Zakat today and let’s show the healing power of our global community.
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.
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.
Ramadan officially begins when the 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. You can find up-to-date information on the Ramadan Timetable here.
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 Fitr officially begins at the start of the Islamic month of Shawwal. You can find up-to-date information on the Ramadan Timetable here.
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 other missed fasts you will need to make them up. For any fasts broken deliberately without need in the Hanafi madhab you would need to make up the fast and also pay kaffarah. In the Hanbali and Shafi madhabs you would need to make up the fast and only pay kaffara if it was broken by marital relations.
The Prophet (PBUH) would give charity throughout the year but increase his sadaqa during Ramadan. Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “The Prophet (PBUH) was the most generous of people, and he was most generous during Ramadan.” (Bukhari)
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.
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 Wednesday, March 22, 2023, and end on Thursday, April 20, 2023 depending on the sighting of the moon.
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 Thursday, April 20, depending on the sighting of the moon.
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
The meaning of Kareem is generous/noble. Ramadan is a month where Allah (SWT) forgives, blesses and rewards faithful Muslims without a limit.
Therefore, it is an expression that is used to welcome the month of Ramadan by Muslims around the world.
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.