Ramadan Charity Ideas

This Ramadan, make the most of the blessed month and gain unimaginable reward by starting an online fundraiser.

Raising money for people in need is a hugely rewarding act in Islam.

Here’s some ideas to get you started, so you can have a positive impact this Ramadan.

6 easy fundraising ideas for Ramadan

1. Support relatives abroad

Ramadan is a month of increasing good deeds, which includes helping your family and community, gaining God’s pleasure and benefiting from the multiplied reward in Ramadan.

You can start a GoFundMe fundraiser to help family or people you know who live abroad, whether they need help with food, building their home or funding their education to help them get out of poverty.

2. Pledge your savings

When you’re fasting, you forgo small luxuries whether that’s a coffee or lunch. This ends up saving some cash which opens up an opportunity to do more good.

Start a GoFundMe and challenge your friends and family to donate the savings they make every day which you can use to support a charity or a personal project.

3. Start a Sadaqah Jariyah

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “When a person passes away, their good deeds will come to an end except for three: a continuing charity, beneficial knowledge and a child who prays for them”.

Start a Sadaqah Jariyah for yourself or a loved one to gain continuous blessings & reward. This could be any charity project that has a long term impact, whether that’s a water pump, funding a child’s education, or even building a mosque in places like Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, or anywhere else across the world.

4. Provide iftar

The Prophet (Pbuh) said, ‘Whoever feeds a person breaking his fast will earn the same reward as him, without anything being lessened from the reward of the fasting person’.

Make the most of the reward available during Ramadan by helping those less fortunate participate in Ramadan worship and experience the festivities.

Start a GoFundMe to help people in need participate in and enjoy Ramadan.

5. Support your local mosque

Mosques are an essential part of Muslim life, creating a central place for getting together and nurturing the future of the British Muslim community.

Mosques in the UK don’t get enough funding, so why not support your local mosque and help them serve your community better?

6. Last ten nights pot

Laylatul Qadr, the Night of Power, is the most rewarding night of the year. God says in the Quran, “Laylatul Qadr is better than a thousand months,” (Qur’an, 97:3). This means that good deeds performed on the night are rewarded as though it has been done for 1,000 months.

Laylatul Qadr is within the last ten nights of Ramadan. You can start a GoFundMe fundraiser with friends and family and donate some money to a good cause and multiply the reward by 1000 months.

Why start a GoFundMe fundraiser?

Helping others is a hugely rewarding act in Islam. The Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh). said: “Whoever relieves a believer’s distress of the distressful aspects of this world, Allah will rescue him from a difficulty of the difficulties of the Hereafter. Whoever alleviates [the situation of] one in dire straits who cannot repay his debt, Allah will alleviate his lot in both this world and in the Hereafter. Whoever conceals [the faults of] a Muslim, Allah will conceal [his faults] in this life and the Hereafter. (Muslim)

And during Ramadan, the reward for helping others is multiplied as we know Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) said: Every action a son of Adam does shall be multiplied by ten times its value, up to 700 times. Allah says: With the exception of fasting, which belongs to Me, and I reward it accordingly. (Al-Bukhari)

So starting a fundraiser is a hugely rewarding opportunity as you can significantly change the situation of someone’s life and continuously gain reward for the impact you can have.