Ramadan

Our Ramadan response now considers Covid-19 and reaches out to communities affected by the displacement and spread of the virus.

The new moon has been sighted; the holy month of Ramadan is upon us. This Ramadan 1.6 billion Muslims around the world will abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset in a month-long act of worship.

For Syrians, this Ramadan is the 10th living in a state of war. Streets once lined with colourful lanterns and twinkling lights to welcome the holy month are now empty, dark and abandoned. The echoes of laughter and happy conversations that once filled the streets through open windows and balconies as loved ones gathered have fallen silent.

Today, millions of families across Syria are far away from home, some witnessing their first Ramadan as refugees in foreign countries. Others live in makeshift shelters - internally displaced in their own country. For many, their prime focus is finding food for their family.

HIHFAD is distributing food baskets to internally displaced families inside Syria. The baskets contain all the essentials needed to cook healthy meals for a family throughout the month of Ramadan. In some areas in Syria, HIHFAD has set up food kitchens where our staff cook nutritious, fresh meals.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) 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.”
  • Provide a food Basket to feed a family of 4 throughout Ramadan £30
  • Provide a freshly cooked iftar meal for just £3.50 per family
  • Provide a family with 4KG of dates for £5.40
  • Provide a family with 18 litres of clean bottled water for £1

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The best charity is giving water to drink.”

“The best charity is giving water to drink.”