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Ramadan 2024

Islamic Relief spends your Zakat donations in the most effective way possible to relieve the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable people.

DAILY GIVING

Give daily to make the most of every day of Ramadan

ZAKAT CALCULATOR

Calculate how much you need to pay by using our Zakat Calculator!

Iftar Meals $10

Ramadan Food Packs $99

Kaffarah $18

Fidyah (For Missed Fasts) $18

Orphan Care

Zakat al Mal

Zakat al Fitr $18

Eid Gifts $25

Narrated by Ibn ‘Abbas

“The Prophet (ﷺ) was the most generous of people in charity, but he was generous to the utmost in the month of Ramadan...giving charity like the blowing wind.”

Sahih Muslim

40 YEARS OF EMPOWERING LIVES​

This Ramadan, Islamic Relief is continuing its life-saving work around the world. We are on the front lines in over 30 countries, delivering aid to those who need it most, just like we have been since 1984.  

OUR IMPACT IN RAMADAN 2023

Together, we helped over 1.65 million people in Ramadan last year. This year, in Ramadan 2024, people need your help more than ever. Give generously in this blessed month.   

YOUR ZAKAT IS OUR AMANAH

Your donations are an Amanahand we take that responsibility and trust very seriously. We know that we are accountable to you, to the people we serve, and, ultimately, to Allah (SWT).  

YOUR ZAKAT IN TRUSTED HANDS​

We follow a scholar-verified Zakat Policy, ensuring your donations transforms the lives of as many people in need as possible, providing vital food, water, emergency relief and more. 

Are you ready for Ramadan 2024?

Alhamdulillah, the blessed month of Ramadan is upon us once again! Let us make this a time to increase our devotion to Allah (SWT) and celebrate this month’s many blessings!


This year, Ramadan is expected to begin on Monday 11th March 2024 and end on the evening of Tuesday 9th April 2024, depending on the sighting of the moon.


Free resources for Ramadan, including Ramadan timetables for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and other Australian cities are available below.

Ramadan Appeal FAQs

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. During the month of Ramadan, healthy adult Muslims fast from dawn until dusk, abstaining from drinking, eating, immoral acts and anger.

 

Acts of worship such as prayer, reading the Qur’an and giving charity are also encouraged during Ramadan as blessings and rewards from Allah (SWT) are also multiplied during this holy month.

As the Islamic Calendar follows a lunar cycle (meaning it’s based on the cycles of the Moon) the exact dates of Ramadan changes, rotating by approximately ten days each year.

 

This year, Ramadan is expected to begin on Monday 11th March 2024 and end on the evening of Tuesday 9th April 2024, depending on the sighting of the moon.

Ramadan officially begins when the Islamic month of Shaban ends, and the new moon of Ramadan is sighted. This year, Ramadan is expected to begin on Monday 11th March 2024, depending on the sighting of the moon.   

Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim celebration officially marks the end of Ramadan. The exact timing is based on the sighting of the moon. Eid al-Fitr officially begins at the start of the Islamic month of Shawwal. This year, it is expected to begin on the evening of Tuesday 9th April 2024. 

Zakat is a compulsory donation every sane, adult Muslim must make every lunar (Islamic) year if they meet a certain threshold (Nisab). Zakat is equal to 2.5% of one’s total wealth. 

 

Many Muslims choose to give Zakat in Ramadan due to the numerous rewards offered in this blessed month. However it is not necessary. If you’ve already paid your Zakat for this Islamic Year then you do not have to pay it again during Ramadan. 

Sadaqah is a voluntary charity that comes in many forms, including monetary donations. 

 

Charity-giving is encouraged during the month of Ramadan.The Prophet (ﷺ) would give charity throughout the year but would increase his Sadaqah the most during Ramadan.

 

Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “The Prophet (peace be upon him) was the most generous of people, and he was most generous during Ramadan.” (Bukhari) 

Zakat al-Fitr, which is separate from Zakat al-Maal, is a compulsory charity paid by the head of the household for each member of the family (including children and babies), before Eid al-Fitr prayer. 

Islamic Relief delivers Ramadan food packs to the most poor and needy around the world. They are distributed in countries in the Middle East, East Europe, Asia and Africa.

 

These countries include: Albania, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Chad, Chechnya, Bosnia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Malawi, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Pakistan, Palestine (Gaza and West Bank), Philippines, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen and Zimbabwe.


STAY INFORMED