“Ramadan has come to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah (swt) covers you with blessing, for He sends down mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers… In it, Allah looks at your competition (in good deeds), and boasts about you to His angels. So show Allah goodness from yourselves.”

(Prophet ﷺ, narrated by Tabaraani)

This Ramadan, our teams around the world will be delivering more than 200,000 food parcels to the most disadvantaged communities in more than 30 countries.

With your support, we will feed more than 1 million people this month, enabling many to share sustaining and nourishing meals with their families and to join Muslims around the world in this special 30-day fast.

The money you donate during Ramadan also helps to bring about long-term change, funding major development projects such as the drilling of boreholes and construction of microdams, bringing vital clean drinking water to hard-to-reach communities.

The Prophet (pbuh) was the most generous of people, and he was even more generous in Ramadan. Many Muslims try to do their annual Zakat, charitable giving, in Ramadan each year. It is important to pay the Zakat al-Fitr before the Eid prayer. People are motivated to do more this month since spiritual rewards for both worship and charity are multiplied at this time.

Our annual Ramadan campaign enables people to share the joys and blessings of the holy month with families across the globe. The donations we received last year alone allowed us to distribute over 200,000 food packs to 1.5 million people in 30 countries

The support of our donors around the world is vital, allowing us to reach communities in need who might otherwise be forgotten.

Make Your Zakat Count

Southern Africa

R 500
  • South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe

East Africa Crisis

R 750
  • Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan

Countries in Conflict

R 700
  • Syria, Palestine, Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon and Afghanistan

Solutions to Hunger

When floods, droughts or earthquakes happen, or in the event of war, Islamic Relief is there: providing life-saving supplies to families who have lost completely everything. Where immediate support is required, such as in Syria, Yemen and Nepal, we provide essential food for families to see them through when they are most vulnerable. This can be in the form of a family food pack, consisting of staples such as rice, pasta, beans and bread, or through feeding centres, which treat malnourished children, helping them regain their childhood.

In more stable environments, we help communities start farms and irrigate lands, which can survive in harsh conditions, so they have food all year round. Our aim is to enable families and whole communities to be able to sustain themselves and no longer have to rely on charity for survival, thus truly breaking free from poverty.

Ramadan projects