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Ramadan, the Holiest Month of the Year

“Ramadan has come to you: a month of blessing in which Allah (SWT) covers you with blessings, sends down mercy, decreases sins, and answers prayers. In [this month], Allah (SWT) looks at your competition in good deeds, and boasts about you to His angels. So show Allah utmost goodness from your souls.”
– Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as narrated by Tabarani

For millions of Muslims around the world, the blessed month of Ramadan is a time of reflection, reverence, fasting, prayer, patience, and charity. For us at Islamic Relief, Ramadan is THE month that defines who we are and what we are about.

Too many of our sisters and brothers struggle to find food for iftar; parents painfully realize that they will not be able to give their children a festive Ramadan or Eid. And with resource depletion and restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, food availability and financial resources are even harder to come by for our already-vulnerable sisters and brothers. Honoring the traditions of the blessed month of Ramadan unfortunately turn into hardships for too many families in need.

That is why your donations during Ramadan are so powerful. Not only do you fulfill the charitable obligations Allah (SWT) has set for us, but you also help relieve at least a little of the burden that a struggling family faces.

Read on to learn more.





The Power of Zakat

“Establish prayer and give zakat, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves—you will find it with Allah. Surely Allah sees what you do.”
—The Holy Qur’an, 2:110

More than just a percentage of our income, zakat is a core pillar of our faith. And when you give through Islamic Relief, it has the power to end global poverty and change the lives of those we serve for years to come.

The Power of Food

Food aid is the largest sector or Islamic Relief’s humanitarian aid, and our worldwide distribution during the month of Ramadan plays a huge role. Packed with food important to the local diet as well as essential nutrients and vitamins, our Ramadan food boxes help feed vulnerable families across the globe. This year, with your support, we’re working to provide food boxes to nearly 300,000 people with enough food for a full 30 days

For $100, you can help alleviate the suffering of our brothers and sisters around the world.

Ramadan 2022 food donation this year:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka
Albania, Bosnia, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Spain
Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen
This fund provides food aid to those in most need across the U.S., including refugees.
PLEASE NOTE: During the Ramadan season, in addition to the countries, you can choose to give a general food donation to help those most in need. Islamic Relief is committed to providing the Ramadan food aid in the countries you select. In the event your donation arrives late or is delayed due to other, unforeseen circumstances, or if the Ramadan food aid commitment has been met, Islamic Relief reserves the right to re-allocate your donation. Additionally, if certain severe and unexpected circumstances prevent IRUSA and/or its partners from delivering food during the month of Ramadan, IRUSA may be compelled to conclude these program activities. Also, refugees may be served by donations made to a particular country.


What’s in a food box?

Provisions differ from country to country. Many include rice, wheat, lentils, oil, sugar, canned fish or meat, and dates. In some countries, in place of a physical package of food, families are given vouchers to purchase the items they need the most. Connect with us via 1-855-447-1001 or donorcare@irusa.org to learn more.

Get Ramadan Ready


Fidya and Kaffara are two solutions built into the religion of Islam that can help a Muslim compensate for not fasting or breaking other obligations – paying Fidya or Kaffara also benefits people in need. The following is meant to provide a basic understanding of Fidya and Kaffara, and were derived through the consultation of imams who follow the Fiqh Council of North America. We advise you to consult with your local imam or scholar for more detailed or localized inquiries.


Fidya is a donation type within the Islamic tradition paid by individuals who cannot fulfill the obligation of fasting due to illness or old age. Fidya payments are meant to feed a person in need for each of the fasting days missed.

The estimated cost, on guidance from notable scholars and shyookh, is $15 for each day missed or $450 for all of Ramadan. In addition, if the donor is from a low-income family, he or she should then care for the family’s needs first before considering giving a separate Fidya donation.


“Kaffara,” within the Islamic tradition, provides individuals who deliberately miss or break a day of fasting an opportunity to recompense for it. According to Islamic guidelines, if a person misses a day of fasting without a valid reason, he or she should either fast for 60 consecutive days or feed 60 under privileged people per day. The estimated cost is $15 per person for 60 people, which equals $900 a day for each missed or broken day.

Beyond Ramadan, Kaffara may also be given to recompense for broken oaths or promises. In these cases, 10 underprivileged people should be fed for each occurrence. The estimated cost is $15 per person for 10 people, which equals $150 per broken promise. If the donor is from a low-income family, and cannot afford the payment, it is recommended that he or she should fast for three days, and make sure to “protect your oath,” meaning he or she should stay true to his or her word going forward.

We Need YOUR Help

 Donate now and help feed a family for a full 30 days this Ramadan.

2022 Ramadan Donor Report

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