Ramadan 2010

Seasonal Campaign

Aug 03, 2010

Ramadan 2010 Program Report

Zakat Foundation Feeds More than 200,000 Hungry and Needy - Ramadan has again connected hundreds of thousands of Muslims near and far; the generous and the destitute. Praise be to Allah (swt), the spirit of sharing and giving is alive as the desire of our donors to achieve inner tranquility and to partake in outward charity has again enabled Zakat Foundation to reach hundreds of thousands of impoverished men, women and children in over 30 countries.

Throughout the blessed days of Ramadan, we were able to distribute hot iftar-dinners, non-perishable food packages, and Eid Gifts to over 200,000 individuals, including flood victims of Pakistan and earthquake victims of Haiti. Zakat Foundation and its partners spent tremendous effort during Ramadan in order to provide aid and hot-food to flood victims in Pakistan. The number of Zakat Foundation’s beneficiaries has doubled in comparison to the previous year thanks to the support of our donors. It is from Allah’s (swt) mercy that Zakat Foundation’s Ramadan Program has grown to benefit more people in struggling communities this year.

Ramadan is the time to purify one’s soul and one’s wealth. It is the most blessed month, a month when Muslims fast and strive to share with the poor and the needy. Ramadan is a month of innumerable rewards and inexhaustible mercy for those who fast and who easily part with their wealth in solidarity with the needy.

We pray to our lord, Allah (swt) that He accepts the deeds of everyone involved from our donors and recipients to the staff and volunteers who made it happened.

If you like to see pictures of Ramadan 2010 Program from around the world, please click here.

Ramadan, Fidyah, Kaffarah

Ramadan, a blessed month began on August 10, 2010, God willing. This meant Muslims were required to fast beginning on August 11, 2010. For billions of Muslims around the world Ramadan is a very special month. It is a time of inner reflection, reassessment, and balance.

The Qur’an states: “O you who believes, fasting is decreed for you, as it was decreed for those before you.” - (2:183)

Daily periods of Ramadan start at the breaking of the dawn and ends at sunset. In between dawn and sunset Muslims must abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, and intercourse.

Ramadan fasting is an obligation for those who are able to; some such as the sick, aged, pregnant women, or travelers are exempt from this obligation. Those who cannot fast are able to pay Fidyah and Kaffarah. God willing the Zakat Foundation will help you fulfill this obligation!

Countries Our Programs Serve

  • Afghanistan
  • Azad Kashmir
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bosnia
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • China
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kosovo
  • Lebanon
  • Macedonia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine/Gaza
  • Philippines
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • The Gambia
  • Turkey
  • USA