Give peace this Ramadan to those affected by four decades of war in Afghanistan.
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Ramadan Kareem from everyone at Aryana Aid—we wish you a blessed Ramadan, filled with peace and Taqwa (awareness of God) for you and your families. Let’s make this holy month the best one yet!
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is a month like no other, marked by intensive prayer, abstinence from food (Sawm) during daylight hours, and a refocus of our energy on our relationship with God.
It’s an exciting month that opens new doors of communication between us and Allah (swt).
Ramadan is also a month that celebrates community. Any act of Sadaqah or Zakat (link to the Zakat page for Ramadan) given towards those less fortunate in our society during this time will be rewarded multiple times by the Almighty.
Read our Ramadan Guide to make the most of the first, second and last ten days of Ramadan.
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Make Ramadan special with Aryana Aid.
Every Ramadan, your donations help us feed, nourish, and uplift the 54% living under par in Afghanistan.
This year, the percentage of those struggling with extreme poverty is expected to increase due to the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences. You can help soften the impact of the crisis on thousands of disabled children, orphans, widowed families, and impoverished communities during this special time of the year, so favourable for charity.
Follow the Sunnah of our Prophet (PBUH) and give as much charity as you can during Ramadan:
Ibn ’Abbas said, “Allah’s Messenger (saw) was the most generous of people in charity, but he was generous to the utmost in the month of Ramadan. Jibril (as) would meet him every year during the month of Ramadan until it ended, and Allah’s Messenger (saw) recited to him the Qur’an; and when Jibril (as) met him, Allah’s Messenger (saw) was more generous in giving charity than the blowing wind.” [Muslim]
Why not start with feeding a poor Afghan family to help them fast safely this Ramadan?
£30 IFTAR MEALS FOR ONE MONTH
£70 MONTHLY FOOD PACK FOR A WIDOWED FAMILY
CALCULATE ZAKAT PAY YOUR ZAKAT TODAY
Why do Muslims fast in Ramadan?
‘Sawm’, the Arabic word for ‘fasting’ literally means ‘to refrain’—and not just from food. During Ramadan, our tongues must also refrain from backbiting and gossip; our eyes, from looking at unlawful things and, our hands should give in charity.
Abstaining from eating and drinking between Fajr (sunrise) and sunset is a Fard (compulsory) in Ramadan, and, upon completing our fast, we will receive great rewards from Allah (swt) Himself; on the other hand, failing to keep Sawm is considered a sin and we have to pay a compensation in the form of either Fidyah or Kaffarah in order to redeem ourselves for any fast days we skipped.
FIDYAH- £5 A DAY KAFFARAH – £300 FOR 60 PEOPLE
But, why is fasting in Ramadan so important?
Sawm brings us closer to the feeling of hunger that overburdens our fellow Muslims living in scarcity. The difference is that, at the end of Ramadan, we can go back to our abundant lives. They can’t.
Did you know that 72% of Afghan children under 5 suffer from micro-nutrient deficiency, while 54% are severely malnourished?
In Ramadan, food poverty becomes more evident than ever in Afghanistan. We see an inflation in food prices, which makes it even harder for the needy to get access to vital nutrition for Suhoor and Iftar. You can help by donating essential Iftar packs to keep a brother and sister well-nourished this Ramadan.
This is a highly regarded deed since the Prophet (saw) 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’. (Tirmidhi)
You can also pay Zakat towards the hungry in Ramadan—many Muslims prefer to give their Zakat in the holy month when the reward is multiplied 70 times for any Fard (compulsory) deed. Use our Zakat calculator (link to new Zakat page) to find out how much Zakat you owe this year.
Help an Afghan Break Their Fast with Water
For a healthy Ramadan, we are encouraged to break our fast with water at Suhoor and Iftar time, which will help us stay well hydrated during the day. But, with no safe source of water in their vicinity, this seems almost impossible for thousands of Afghans who have to travel far and through dangerous areas to access what should be a vital right for all humans.
This Ramadan, you can earn extra rewards by giving the best charity: water. Help us install water wells and hand pumps in extremely impoverished areas in Afghanistan, so that more families can have a safe and dignified Ramadan this year.
DONATE A WATER HAND PUMP BUILD A WELL
Build a community – well
Sponsor an Orphan in Ramadan
Another great way to give this Ramadan is through sponsoring an orphan with Aryana Aid. Currently, there are 2 million orphans in Afghanistan who don’t even know their date of birth. They lack the skills or training for employment, so most of them end up taking to the streets to beg for food and ensure their survival. Help an orphan this Ramadan with only 82p a day.
SPONSOR AN ORPHAN
Others have not only been orphaned, but also disabled. Over 280,000 Afghan children are estimated to have a disability nowadays. You can donate towards a new or a refurbished wheelchair to give the gift of mobility in Ramadan and restore a child’s hope, Insha’Allah!
In doing so, you give Sadaqah Jariyah, which will benefit you for the rest of your life and in the Hereafter. So, reap your rewards today.
GIVE SADAQAH JARIYAH
Fatima and her four sisters became orphans in May 2015, when their father was killed in a roadside bomb blast in Kunduz, Afghanistan. A year later, the five sisters witnessed the death of their mother, too.
Left to fend for themselves at a very early age, with no prospects for education and no chance at getting a job, the girls struggled to find enough food to survive. Luckily, thanks to your generous donations that keep the Aryana Aid orphanages running, we were able to give Fatima and her sisters a new home at our orphanage in Kabul.
Fatima now studies at the Kayinat School, which is sponsored by Aryana Aid, and wishes to become a doctor when she grows up. You gave her a second life, Alhamdulillah!
Your donations save thousands of children like Fatima every year. Please, continue to sponsor these children.
Donate to Sponsor an Orphan
Say yes to Humanity
We are pleased to submit our 2020 Annual Report, which shows the amazing projects and achievements made possible by your donations. We hope this reassures our donors of our commitment to our causes and projects. To review the report, click on the image below. Thank You!
Rebuilding Lives & Communities
Annual Report 2020
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