Like all Muslims around the world, Palestinian Muslims observe the month of Ramadan every year, however they do so facing unique challenges!
Let’s face it. Life is a struggle for long-suffering Palestinian refugees. Ramadan compounds the hardship of conflict, blockade, and deprivation despite the spiritual benefits that come with fasting and prayer. Millions of Palestinians are struggling just to survive during the holy month. Sadly, many have become very bitter.
Many years ago, children in Palestine would light colorful lanterns and receive toys and gifts from their parents to celebrate Ramadan. Now, poverty is so widespread that families cannot afford to do so. Traditionally, Palestinian families would give to the needy during Ramadan, but today so many people cannot even afford basic essentials for themselves.
Feed Fasting Families this Ramadan
“Whoever gives iftar to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the reward of the fasting person in the slightest.”
One in nine people will go to bed on an empty stomach this Ramadan worldwide. To a family struggling to find food for iftar, one person, one donation, can be a lifeline. That’s a staggering over 800 million people without enough food to eat.
Give the gift of food packs and warm iftar meals, so the most vulnerable Muslim families can celebrate the holy month with us this year.
Give Your Zakat this Ramadan
The holy month of Ramadan is a special time for Muslims worldwide, fasting during daylight hours and abstaining from other pleasures, but it is also the month for Muslims to contribute to charity work, and donations for the less fortunate. All Muslims, who can afford it, are required to contribute a proportion of their wealth in the shape of Zakat.
Please consider donating your Zakat to United Hands Relief, rest assured that your contribution will be disbursed to those mostly in need.