Ramadan is a Blessed month in the Islamic religion. Muslims worldwide come together to perform a variety of good deeds and practice all types of worship to please Allah Almighty.
During Ramadan, the rewards of all acts of good and worship practices – including good manners – are multiplied by Allah, The Most Generous SWT.
Therefore, Muslims in this blessed month plan to do everything there is to grant the satisfaction and pleasure of Allah Almighty.
Reach Out to Your Friends and Family
Islam has explicit rules regarding family and friends; they are the closest and first unity for any person; thus, it is a priority in Islam to be generous towards your family members and friends.
It is a form of charity – Sadaqah – and it grants you a great reward from Allah.
Our Beloved Prophet said: “He who is desirous that his means of sustenance should be expanded for him or his age may be lengthened, should join the tie of relationship.”. – Sahih Muslim.
Therefore, be kind to them, show them mercy, give them helping hands whenever they need it, and give them your full support and stay united by sharing and exchanging goodness, kindness, and good deeds among you all as unity.
During the month of Ramadan, make sure to enjoy your time with the gatherings of your family and friends, and enjoy practicing prayers and Iftar together because this will please Allah Almighty and grant you great rewards.
Islam law clearly states on giving full support to all members of the Islamic community to fulfill one of its greatest teachings; to come hand-in-hand and empower one another as unity, to be sufficient as a Muslim community, where rich Muslims support their vulnerable sisters and brothers in Islam, to help them live the decent life they deserve.
Many families might not have their basic needs of groceries to have a decent meal on Iftar.
You can help donate groceries by;
- Contact your local grocery stores or supermarkets and prepare a donation plan where they can participate.
- Spread the word online – on social media platforms – to reach those who can help and those who genuinely need that help.
- Create donation groups among your family members, friends, and colleagues at work to buy grocery necessities for needy families and deliver these donations to those in need.
- You can also buy groceries and give them to a needy family that you know to help them feel the blessing and joy of Ramadan.
Volunteering means donating your time to help others, which is a form of Sadaqah. Now, let’s imagine donating your time to volunteer in charitable work during Ramadan! Can you imagine the great rewards you will receive from Allah SWT?
In Ramadan, many charities find themselves overloaded with the charity work they do; therefore, giving a helping hand to a local masjid or Islamic center, or a charity can be a great help to keep the workflow and save time – which becomes more precious during Ramadan – and keep up with the distribution plan of all donations, significantly, food drives and meal distributions, which are highly crucial during Ramadan to help families receive proper meals for sahur and iftar.
Donate your Zakat al-Fitr
Donating your Zakat money – Zakat al-Fitr – to local charities or to an Islamic center – Masjid – close to you days before the end of Ramadan will help those responsible for Zakat donations to make the best of these donations and be able to distribute these charities to people in need in the time of Eid al-Fitr.
Donate your Sadaqah
During Ramadan, your good deeds will return to you multiplied times more. And giving Sadaqah – any form of Sadaqah – will grant you great rewards from Allah Almighty, whether you donate some of your household materials, clothes, and shoes you no longer use, toys and books, food, or medicines.
Anything you donate with the intention of Sadaqah for the sake of pleasing Allah Almighty will be well accepted and well rewarded.
Donate to Community Iftar
The Prophet (SAW) advised and encouraged His Companions (RA) to feed fasting Muslims even if all they have is water and one date.
It shows what a great deed it is to break someone’s fast, as Allah Almighty multiplies the reward of your own fast, Subhan Allah.
Donate to the Masjid Library
Donating books about Islamic teachings, books of Sunnah, and copies of the Holy Qur’an – whether in the Arabic language or translated documents of other languages – to a Masjid’s library is like helping Muslims to learn more about Islam by providing different resources for people to read from and learn more about the teachings of Islam, and this indeed has a great reward from Allah SWT.
One of the good deeds a Muslim can do is donate blood. Yes! It is a form of Sadaqah, as it plays a vital role in saving people’s lives.
Allah Almighty says: “That is why We ordained for the Children of Israel that whoever takes a life—unless as a punishment for murder or mischief in the land—it will be as if they killed all of humanity; and whoever saves a life, it will be as if they saved all of humanity.1 ˹Although˺ Our messengers already came to them with clear proofs, many of them still transgressed afterwards through the land.” — Surah Al-Baqarah – Verse 32.
Donate to Refugee in The Camps
Our Beloved Prophet said: “Ramadan is the month of my Ummah” because only the believers who come hand-in-hand to lift, support, and help one another and take care of those needy and vulnerable Muslims are the true Believers – The Prophet’s Ummah – so let’s donate to the most vulnerable Muslims on borders and in camps, our brothers and sister in Islam; the refugee families, the widows, and orphans, and be the answer to their prayers and bring them the hope of Ramadan and the joy of Eid al-Fitr.
Donate to Students and Schools
Donating to students and schools is one of the best charities you can give.
Whether help in providing school supplies or providing students with stationery and other necessities for them to complete their education.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Allah makes the way to Jannah easy for him who treads the path in search of knowledge.”
How do I donate to charity during Ramadan?
All good deeds are Sadaqah. So choose whatever you can give your fellow brothers in this Holy Month, and your good deeds shall be rewarded.
How do I Donate to Charity in the Last 10 Days of Ramadan?
The rewards for any donations you give in Ramadan are multiplied by 70. And any righteous act during Laylatul Qadr is equivalent to having performed the same act for over 83 years! That shows the great thawab to donate to charities in the last 10 days.
What is the Best Way to Give Charity in Islam?
All good deeds that any Muslim can do for their fellow Muslim brothers are considered Sadaqah. Giving financial donations, even a tiny amount of money, spreading knowledge, giving sincere advice, giving a helping hand, sharing food, sharing clothes, and even smiling at your Muslim brother is considered Sadaqah.