Ramadan is the holy month when Muslims observe fasting for the entire day. It’s the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. Fasting is meant to show empathy for the poor and to understand human suffering. It also reminds Muslims to give more charity.
Muslims who can fast and give charity or Zakat must do so. Fasting is a great way for Muslims practice self-discipline and spiritual reflection to get closer to God.
This article will help you if you are interested in increasing your charitable giving during Ramadan. This Ramadan, we have compiled a list with campaigns and charities that you can participate in.
1. MERCY Malaysia
MERCY Malaysia is a well-known charity that provides humanitarian and medical assistance throughout the year.
RAMADAN RELIEF 2021 is a Ramadan relief effort by MERCY Malaysia to assist Asnaf and other marginalised communities in Malaysia. The relief is made possible by Majlis Agama Islamic Perlis and Lembaga Zakat Negeri Kedah. They are committed to providing food and hygiene aid to all those who are in dire need throughout Ramadan.
2. Islamic Relief Malaysia
Islamic Relief is an independent charity that provides humanitarian aid and development services. It has been established in more than 45 countries around the world, including Malaysia.
Islamic Relief Malaysia only conducts Rezeki Ramadan every year. This charity project helps vulnerable people in 32 countries, including Malaysia, to lessen their burden when it comes to preparing sahur and iftar during Ramadan.
They are aiming to raise RM2.4million this year to support more than 60,000 beneficiaries with 12,000 food packs.
3. Hidayah Centre Foundation
Hidayah Centre Foundation Hidayah was founded in 2005 to support and reach Muslim reverts. HC focuses on newly-reverted Muslims, who require guidance in different aspects and temporary shelter.
They are currently running a campaign to raise funds for the charity ‘Sedekah RAMadan’, which takes place during this holy month. This will help them in their efforts to spread Islam and support underprivileged reverts in Malaysia.