Giving Your Sadaqah Donations During Ramadan

In the U.S. and around the world, children are facing hunger, poverty, fear and the loss of healthcare and education due to conflict and the climate crisis. Our teams are working tirelessly to provide the resources children need to overcome war, famine and other crises - helping them build brighter, more hopeful futures.

This month, as we come together to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan, it is important to reflect on those in need. During Ramadan, and all year long, by donating what you can afford, you can help give hope to boys and girls around the world. Your Sadaqah donation can make a difference in the lives of children and their families

Learn How Your Sadaqah Can Help

Your Sadaqah today can help give children in Gaza, Yemen, Afghanistan and around the world the chance for a future they deserve.

In Afghanistan, a boy holds his younger sibling outside the family's home.

Two-year-old Sultan* been impacted by malnutrition and still cannot walk. 

Temor* is 12 years old and lives with his mother, two brothers and baby in a single room home built from mud in Faryab province, northern Afghanistan. Their community is very remote, and they don’t have access to clean water, a permanent health clinic or a school. Like most of the children in his community, Temor has never been to school.

Food prices have skyrocketed and with no income, Temor's mother cannot afford to buy food for her children. Baby Samera is suffering from severe acute malnutrition, which can lead to illness, infections, stunting and is one of the biggest killers of children under five around the world. Samera weighs just under 8 lbs. Her two-year-old brother Sultan* has also been impacted by malnutrition and still cannot walk.

Samera and Sultan are now receiving treatment for malnutrition at a Save the Children mobile clinic, which visits their community regularly. They have received a supply of therapeutic peanut paste, which provides malnourished children with essential vitamins, minerals and calories to help them survive and recover. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Ramadan

What is Ramadan?
When does Ramadan begin?
What is Eid al-Fitr?
When is Eid al-Fitr?
What are the five pillars of Islam?
What is Sadaqah?

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is one of the most sacred times for the world's 1.6 billion Muslims. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink anything from dawn until sunset. This act of fasting is considered both a private act of worship and a form of spiritual discipline.

When does Ramadan begin this year?

The first official day of Ramdan begins with the sighting of the new crescent moon. The start of Ramadan fluctuates each year because the lunar Islamic calendar follows the phases of the moon. 

This year, Ramadan begins at sundown on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

What is Eid al-Fitr?

Eid al-Fitr is a three-day feast that takes place at the end of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr celebrates the breaking of the fast and marks the first time Muslims can eat during daylight hours after fasting during Ramadan. The translation of "Eid al-Fitr" means "festival of breaking the fast."

When is Eid al-Fitr in 2024?

Eid al-Fitr takes place on the first day of the Islamic month Shawwal. The exact timing of Eid al-Fitr depends on the sighting of the moon. This year, Eid al-Fitr is expected to fall around April 10, 2024 or April 11, 2024.

What are the five pillars of Islam?

The five pillars of Islam reflect the guidelines that are fundamental to the lives of Muslims, including:

Sawm: fasting from dawn until dusk during Ramadan
Shahada: the belief that "There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God"
Zakat: donating a fixed portion of income to those in need
Salah: praying five times a day: at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, and after dark
Hajj: making the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once

What is Sadaqah?

Sadaqah is considered a voluntary act of charity. From a kind word or warm smile, to a monetary gift, any good deed that can help others can count as Sadaqah. Sadaqah stems from the Arabic root word ‘sidq’, which means sincerity.

Let's Help Children Thrive This Ramadan

By giving your Sadaqah today, you can help children like Temor and baby Samera take the future into their own hands. 

More Ways to Give for Ramadan

By donating your Sadaqah today, you can help children around the world. Let's help children thrive this Ramadan.


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