Ramadan, the holy month of blessings, is almost upon us. Muslims all around the world have started to prepare for Ramadan 2021 in advance. And one major act of that preparation is charity. While charity has always been deemed as a significant activity linked with this holy month, the need for donations is at an all-time high, post the COVID-19 pandemic. In his discussion, we talk about the multiple ways in which Muslims donate in the holy month of Ramadan. If you want to be someone’s source of sustenance and support then do stay with us till the very end of this discussion. Hopefully, you will learn a thing or two new about Ramadan charity from this discussion!
Ramadan 2021: an opportunity to heal
One of the key lessons humanity learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is that any crisis can be fought and dealt with, as long as our hearts hum with empathy and sympathy. The ability to feel someone’s pain and to do something about it is what makes us humans. And if anyone thought these precious feelings were diminishing and fading away in the hustle & bustle of the industrial age, well, the relief campaigns and charity events that unfolded during the pandemic certainly negated the perception. There is still a lot of work to be done though, the fight is far from over. And to continue the good work, there couldn’t be a better opportunity than Ramadan 2021. Muslims all over the world have a glorious chance to provide relief to millions, with their zakat and other charities. Even the smallest donations can make the biggest difference!
How to donate in Ramadan 2021?
If you have made up your mind about donating towards COVID-19 relief activities, but are uncertain about how you can accomplish this feat, then keep on reading. The next few sections of this discussion explain more than one ways in which you can help the distressed ones. Opt for either of these charity methods and be the source of someone’s break from misery during Ramadan 2021!
Zakat is an obligatory Islamic charity. Muslims pay 2.5 percent on their annual savings in the name of zakat, every year. It is not a compulsion to pay zakat only during Ramadan, Muslims can pay it during any time of the Islamic year, as long as the wealth in question has been in possession for at least a year. So, if you don’t want to wait till Ramadan 2021, you can donate zakat right now as well. But in any case, zakat is going to be an instrumental tool in rehabilitating people financially this year, and if you haven’t paid your zakat for the current year, maybe you can donate it to a zakat eligible Islamic charity. You can donate zakat to a deserving Muslim family as well.
Sadqah is the voluntary act of giving charity or alms. The main idea behind Sadqah is to give without seeking something in return, with the intention only to please Allah (SWT). The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked economic havoc, millions all over the world are still struggling to recover from the financial setbacks inflicted by the pandemic. If you want to help these people recover from the financial plight, then donate as much as you can in terms of sadaqah. That way, you can comfort people & get closer to Allah (SWT)’s beneficence at the same time.
Contributing to a food drive is not a bad idea either. You can search for such campaigns in your vicinity, or browse for one online. This is perhaps the easiest way in which you can donate and contribute to someone’s happiness. There are thousands out there who could do with such sort of help, you just have to make sure that you are picking the right candidates. You can even start a campaign yourself as well, engage the local community members and help as many deserving candidates as you can by collecting donations in your neighbourhood.
Zakat al fitr
Muslims celebrate Eid ul Fitr after Ramadan, the biggest celebratory event in the Islamic calendar. By compulsion, a Muslim has to pay Fitrana by the end of Ramadan. Fitrana is also known by the term Zakat-ul-Fitr. For acquiring the love and closeness of Allah (SWT), helping out Almighty’s subjects is important. Fitrana provides us with a chance to help the underprivileged members of the society who don’t have enough means to celebrate Eid ul Fitr in its truest spirit. By donating enough charity in the name of fitrana, you can make someone smile during these troubled times. God knows we could do with some smiles in 2021!
Where to donate in Ramadan 2021?
As mentioned earlier, you can either search for the deserving candidates for your zakat or sadaqah in your vicinity or you can save some time by searching for them on the internet. Online donations have become a popular way of donating since they have transformed the process of charity remarkably. However, ensuring that the organization you are donating to is credible and trustworthy enough is extremely important. One such option that you can consider for your donations this year is Transparent Hands.
Donate to Transparent Hands!
Transparent Hands is the largest technological platform for crowdfunding in the healthcare sector of Pakistan. It offers a complete range of free healthcare services including medical and surgical treatments, medical camps, and telehealth facilities to the underprivileged community of Pakistan. The platform provides visibility to underprivileged patients and builds a personal and trusted bond between patients and donors while ensuring complete transparency. It also sets up free medical camps in the rural areas of Pakistan in which, free medical consultation, free medicines, and free diagnostic tests are provided to deserving patients. Donors from all over the world can use the Transparent Hands crowdfunding web portal and donate through 100% secure payment modes. They could select any patient, fund the treatment and receive regular feedback and updates until the patient has recovered completely.
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