Spirit of Ramadan: 5 Charities to Support During Ramadan
Giving Zakat during Ramadan is considered a glorious holy activity. It is regarded as worship and self-purification to provide a portion of one’s wealth to charity. Ramadan is a time to remember we are all connected and enhance our relationships with others. It is essential to know that charity is one of Islam's five pillars of duty during this time. We understand the importance of charity and doing your part as a member of this global community. Here are five charities you can support during this holy month.
Islamic Relief is a faith-inspired humanitarian and development agency working to save and transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people. Established in 1984, this charity works with over 45 countries assisting individuals, families, and communities through emergency response and development projects that help over 10 million people annually.
Harness the power of Zakat and Sadaqah and donate generously during Ramadan.
The Muslim Global Relief has been “Bringing Hope to Life” for over 20 years alleviating world poverty and hunger and providing humanitarian relief in over 40+ countries worldwide. The charity was awarded the UK’s Best Muslim Charity of the Year in 2018 and a finalist in 2019 at the National British Muslim Awards. From building mosques to providing clean water, MGR is committed to operating at a 100% donation policy, which means every single penny donated is used strictly for charitable efforts.
Ummah Welfare Trust is a UK-based international relief and development charity established in 2001. Inspired by the Islamic teachings of empathy, generosity, and selflessness, the trust aims to alleviate poverty and suffering worldwide. Ummah Welfare Trust has provided emergency relief to victims of conflict and natural disasters and provided clean water by constructing tube wells and hand pumps in impoverished areas. They have also reconstructed homes, masjids, orphanages, and schools and implemented income-generation projects to help victims become independent individuals.
Ummah Welfare Trust has a 100% donation policy, and all donated funds are monitored and reviewed by scholars to ensure Zakat, Sadaqah, and Lillah funds are spent correctly.
Human Concern International delivers life-saving aid to millions affected by crisis and has been committed to sustainable development since 1990. Their work spans three continents and ensures every donation is used to save lives during emergencies and power individuals and communities toward a brighter future. When you give your Zakat or Sadaqah, it can change lives in dozens of countries.
Unite 4 Humanity is a non-profit, 100% donation policy Islamic charity in the UK. They work across the globe to strengthen humanity in the face of poverty, social injustice, and natural disasters. U4H follows two key Islamic principles: sincerity and compassion. They have built numerous mosques, orphanages, and shelters and created programs to help families and children worldwide. U4H will collect your Zakat and distribute it in the UK and to other Islamic countries to those qualifying for Zakat.
Other Ways to Give Back
You can also do your part by supporting your local masjid. Continue attending daily prayer as much as possible and contribute when possible. Being an active member of your masjid can help expand and grow your community. Volunteer to work when you can and donate drinks and food for nightly Quran readings if possible. Contact your local mosque and learn how to do your part for your local community.
You can also help communities in Türkiye and surrounding regions affected by the February 6 earthquakes. MyUS has asked members to help and provide aid through cash donations and supplies.