“And be steadfast in prayer and regular in charity: And whatever good ye send forth for your souls before you, ye shall find it with Allah” (Qur’an 2:110)
A fundamental Islamic principle, the giving of 2.5% of one’s annual income, known in the Islamic terminology as “Zakat” is a concept that has historically been proved to eradicate the gap between the rich and poor when adhered to strictly by all Muslims in Muslim lands.
For the people of Syria, this is their fifth consecutive Ramadan in a grave humanitarian crisis – many orphans, widows and families are left with not even bread to break or commence their fasts.
As you are reading this, Syria Relief staff are in some of the most deprived areas in Syria, including the besieged Ghouta and Southern Homs, delivering iftars and monthly food baskets. The majority of international aid only reaches the borders of Syria, but unlike most organisations, Syria Relief are present in the heart of Syria, distributing aid where it is needed most.
Last year Syria Relief managed to provide food for more than 25,000 people in need, but this year, by the grace of Allah (SWT) and our donors support we are aiming to provide food to over 100,000 people.
The Zakat you pay to Syria Relief will transform someone’s Ramadan and make a real difference to the people of Syria.