The month of Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is in this blessed month the Holy Quran was revealed. During the month of Ramadan Muslims fast from food and drink and abstain from other activities from sunrise to sunset. Ramadan is about patience, self-discipline and control for the believer to gain reward from Allah (Swt). Charity in Ramadan is considered to have more blessing and reward too.

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:” When Ramadan enters, the gates of Paradise are opened, the gates of Hellfire are closed and the devils are chained.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

This Ramadan ADT will be providing a number of projects to some of the remotest communities in Africa. Whether you would like to pay Zakat, Sadaqah, Fidya or Kafarah – your Ramadan donations will help us support hundreds of families in need of food, water, clothing and shelter. Today half of the population in Africa still live in poverty on less than $1.90 a day. They do not have access to basic human needs, including food, clean water and shelter which means that one in 4 people are malnourished. Africa still has the highest number of hungry people in the world and 28 of the world’s poorest countries are African. Women, children and the elderly are the most vulnerable to the struggles of poverty and so are the focus of our projects this Ramadan. Your donations will mean that these families are able to have enough food to break their fasts this Ramadan.

 

 

In this blessed month of Ramadan, we pray that Allah (Swt) bestows His mercy and blessings upon you and your families.

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever feeds the person who is breaking his fast, he will have his reward (for his fasting) without decreasing anything from the reward of the fasting person.” [Al-Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah – Classed as Sahih by Sh al-Albaani]

Our Ramadan food parcels are distributed to poor families and consist of 20kg of rice, 20kg of flour, 3 litres of oil and 3kg of dates. They feed an entire family for a whole month and are mainly distributed to those who lost livelihoods to droughts and conflicts and live in IDP camps. We also make every effort to make sure that all of the food in the parcels are locally sourced to ensure that the local communities receive the income.

Donate A Food Parcel: £65  

In Ramadan ADT want to provide a hot meal for Iftar every day to over 1,000 poor elderly and orphaned children at mosques in Somalia, Djibouti and Kenya. For most of these people our hot meals will be the only ones that have available to them during the entire month of Ramadan.

Our project team on the ground in Africa spend considerable time evaluating areas to find those who are the most vulnerable and in need of our support. We then approach the specifically targeted mosques to begin our distribution. Your generous support will mean that we can provide food to more children and the elderly this Ramadan.

Feed a person for an entire month: £35

Zakat Al Fitr is a charity which must be given by every Muslim before Eid prayer. It is compulsory on every male and female of all ages and can be paid by the head of the household on behalf of all of the family. Its purpose is to provide the poor with food so can celebrate Eid with everyone else and is also a token of gratefulness to Allah from the giver for having observed another Ramadan.

ADT are collecting Zakat Al Fitr this Ramadan for beneficiaries across Africa. In order to ensure that we can distribute the food to the needy for Eid we do recommend donating your Zakat Al Fitr before the day of Eid.

Donate Zakat Al Fitr - £5

Fidya and Kafarah are monetary compensations paid to the poor for un-kept fasts. However, they each relate to very different situations; fidya is for those who are unable to fast for a valid reason, such as serious illness or old age where as Kafarah is for those who have not fasted without a valid reason.

Fidya involves paying to provide a person’s daily food for every fast that they miss. The cost may vary year to year, but it is generally around £5.

Donate Fidya

Kafarah is payable by people who have missed or broken a fast in Ramadan without a valid reason. The person is both obligated to make up the missed fasts and also either fast for 60 days or pay to have 60 people fed. There is only one Kafarah payable per Ramadan, regardless of how many fasts are missed

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ADT accepts both Fidya and Kafarah but please do specify this when making the donation, so it can be spent accordingly.

Zakat and Sadaqah are both forms of charity in Islam, but each have different stipulations.

Zakat is an obligatory charity on every Muslim of able means. The minimum amount which a Muslim must have to be eligible for Zakat is known as ‘Nisaab’. Once a person’s savings reach the Nisaab level (after accounting for yearly costs/ expenses) 2.5% of any of the additional wealth is due to the poor.

Learn more about Zakah

ADT ensures that both your Zakat and Sadaqah is spent according to the guidelines in Islamic law, so it is given to those most in need. Sadaqah unlike Zakat is a non-obligatory form of charity for Muslims. There are no limits on the amount of Sadaqah which can be given or any restrictions on how it can be spent. Those forms of charity which gives ongoing benefit to the beneficiaries is known as Sadaqah Jariyah and will also give an ongoing benefit to the giver.

Find out more about Sadaqah Jariyah


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