Ramadan Charity Ideas
Ramadan is a holy month celebrated by the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims. Muslims believe that it was during Ramadan that God sent the archangel Gabriel to reveal the first verses of the Quran, Islam’s sacred text, to the Prophet Muhammad.
During Ramadan, Muslims pray and fast during daylight hours. They do not eat or drink anything between sunrise and sunset, after which they enjoy a nightly feast known as iftar. Fasting is one of the five pillars, or obligations, of Islam. The aim of fasting is to bring Muslims closer to God, encourage self-discipline and serve as a reminder of those less fortunate.
Zakat, the compulsory giving of a set percentage of your wealth to charity, is another pillar of Islam. The Muslim Charities Forum estimates that the three million Muslims living in the UK collectively donate a massive £100 million to charity every year. Donations spike during the month of Ramadan, with many Muslims searching for Ramadan charity ideas.