“Ramadan has come to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah covers you with blessing, for He sends down Mercy, decreases sins,b and answers prayers… the unfortunate one is he who is deprived in (this month) of the mercy of Allah, the Mighty, the Exalted.” (Al-Tabarani)
During the blessed month of Ramadan, the gates of mercy are thrown open. Allah rewards good deeds in this month many times over, making it a beautiful opportunity for forgiveness, blessings, and mercy.
Although we celebrate the joy of this month, our hearts are also heavy as communities around the world face brutal conflicts, famine, spikes in inflation, and the devastating effects of climate change. People are starving!
Ramadan is a reminder of our duty to make the world a kinder, fairer place, and a chance for us to increase our protection by giving in charity.
A time of devastating calamity
“Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
As the world continues to face the pandemic, rising prices, and intensifying conflict, it’s more important than ever to give of what we have to protect ourselves from hardship and purify our wealth.
It’s an incredible blessing to be able to give in charity, no matter how little, as charity offers blessings and protection in this life and the hereafter, and transforms the lives of people facing hardship around the world.
Humanity needs mercy
More people need humanitarian help than at any point in the last 10 years. 274 million people need help with food, water, shelter, health, and education – that’s 39 million more people than last year. All over the globe, families are fleeing violence and climate disasters, going hungry, and struggling to afford healthcare.
In this month of mercy, let’s seek Allah’s blessings by exemplifying the prophetic quality of mercy to others by sharing what we can, giving in charity to help people who are struggling to survive.
A legacy of mercy
Every night, one of the Messenger’s (PBUH) closest companions, Umar ibn al Khattab (RA), would roam the streets of Medina, looking for vulnerable people he could give charity to anonymously.
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) has taught us the power of giving during times of hardship.
Join us in honouring his legacy as we work this Ramadan to Feed the Fasting, helping them to have nutritious iftars, and as we provide them with empowering projects to help them break the cycle of poverty.
Be a mercy in the month of mercy
This Ramadan, Human Appeal is working in 12 countries, helping families in their most vulnerable time of need.
This year, our Ramadan projects are working to reverse the devastating effects of drought, health crises and water contamination, and also boost livelihoods, train breadwinners, protect the vulnerable, and make education more accessible.
Explore all our sustainable, transformative projects below, and reap the bountiful blessings of the month of forgiveness.
Zakat applicable projects
Find out more about our Zakat-applicable projects so that you can fulfil this beautiful pillar of Islam during Ramadan while multiplying your blessings. With 30 years of experience, you can rest assured that your Zakat donation goes directly to those who need it most.
The power of your mercy
Last year alone, thanks to generous supporters like you, we helped 4,443,378 people in 19 countries, including over 2 million Palestinians, and over 963,840 Yemenis. Today, faced with the ongoing devastation of conflicts in Yemen, Syria, Palestine and Somalia, a worsening crisis in Afghanistan, a war in Ukraine, and amidst the catastrophic effects of coronavirus, extreme poverty, climate change, and the rising cost of living, we remain steadfast in our mission to make a difference. Our Human Appeal family, including all our staff, volunteers, partners, suppliers, and supporters like you are custodians of the legacy of our founders.
We’ve been running Ramadan projects for 30 years. That means that we have an incredible amount of expertise, experience, and dedication under our belt. We’ve streamlined our projects – our local staff are skilled and knowledgeable, and they’re supported by three decades of experience. Together, we’ve designed impactful projects that truly transform lives.
We know that your donations are hard-earned and a sign of trust and faith in us. We’re honoured to accept this sign of Amanah from you, and we’re working day and night to help the most vulnerable people, and to build a more caring world.
“The merciful will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful. Be merciful to those on the earth and the One in the heavens will have mercy upon you.”Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1924