The holy month of Ramadan is the most blessed month in our religion. It is a time of reflection and contemplation, where we work to reconnect with our faith, and improve ourselves and the world we live in.
As Muslims, we know the importance that giving to charity holds in our faith. As a Hadith of the Prophet (ﷺ) says:
“The best charity is the one which is given in Ramadan.” [Tirmidhi].
As a community, we give to charity year round, but Ramadan is a time of even greater giving. MCF found that, in 2018, British Muslim’s raised an incredible £130 million for charity. With this money, British Muslims and the charities they support are providing life-saving and life-changing work for millions across the globe, including here at home in the UK.
COVID-19 has meant that our traditional Ramadan customs and celebrations have had to be suspended, with masjids closed, and taraweeh prayers and communal iftars cancelled. But, the giving spirit of Ramadan lives on, with charities stepping up their digital campaigns and online fundraising to compensate for the suspension of traditional in-person fundraising.
When you give this Ramadan, we want to ensure you are giving in a smart and safe manner, ensuring that your donation gets to its recipient securely and gets utilised in the most effective way possible.Give-Smart-Give-Safe-Guide-Version-3
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