This Ramadan, GoFundMe invites you to celebrate generosity by giving to those in need. Seize this moment and help spread goodness. Explore our Ramadan charity collection and join us to help an orphan smile, feed a hungry person, and give the gift of clean water. Let’s harness the power of giving in these sacred last 10 days of Ramadan! The following charities are Zakat eligible.
Verified organisations eligible for Ramadan giving
There are a number of organisations in the UK verified for Zakat giving, each with their own story and doing work to combat poverty and crises across the globe.
National Zakat Foundation
The National Zakat Foundation is a platform where you can give Zakat to those who need it. Those giving can choose which of three areas their Zakat goes to help – hardship relief, education or housing and work.
Penny Appeal was set up in 2009. They seek to aid poverty across Asia, the Middle East and Africa by looking at solutions to hunger, water problems, emergency food and medical aid. They want to provide a mix of short and longer term relief to break the poverty cycle.
Ramadan Zakat Fund
The Ramadan Zakat Fund equally distributes your Zakat to five Muslim charities with just one donation. The charities include Ummah Welfare Trust, National Zakat Foundation, Orphans In Need, Muslim Global Relief & Penny Appeal.
What is Ramadan?
The month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, where Muslims fast during the hours of daylight. The month remembers when the Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.
When is Ramadan?
The exact dates of Ramadan change every year, but it’s the ninth month of the Islamic calendar which follows the cycle of the moon. Ramadan in 2023 is from the evening of March 22nd to April 21st.
The importance of giving during Ramadan
It’s important to give during Ramadan as one of the main pillars of Islam is Zakat – which is Muslims showing support for the Islamic community and providing an uplift to those who need it. All Muslims donate a proportion of their wealth to charitable causes.
At the end of Ramadan, Zakat-al-Fitr is due, which is a special kind of giving. It occurs at the end of Ramadan and goes to the poor or needy.