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Ramadan: Gifting Happiness

Draw smiles on refugees' faces this Ramadan

The Prophet (pbuh) was the most generous among the people, and he used to be more so during Ramadan when Gabriel visited him. Gabriel used to meet him every night of Ramadan till the end of the month. The Prophet (pbuh) used to recite the Holy Qur’an to Gabriel, and when Gabriel met him, he used to be more generous than a fast wind (which causes rain and welfare).
— Sahih al-Bukhari

The month of Ramadan is a time of faith, forgiveness and mercy. Its countless blessings mean that we can gain great rewards by praying, fasting and also giving in charity. For refugees across the Middle East the situation is made worse by Lebanon’s economic crisis, which has plunged 4 million further into poverty. Refugees are food insecure and struggling to afford water, rent and medical care.

This month will be a month of struggle for many families who are relying on international aid to survive.

Donating your Zakat and sadaqah with UKC4C will not only purify your wealth and bring you great reward, but it will also comfort forgotten refugees. In this month of mercy, you can give with the hope that your charity will make a difference in this life and in the hereafter.

Stories from the field

Dalchad has cerebral palsy, hearing impairments and suffers from epilepsy. With the help of a sponsor, Dalchad and many others like him are able to attend schools that cater for their special needs.

Dalchad, Al Buss camp.
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How you can make a difference


Fight Hunger – Iftar Meal
feed a needy person an iftar meal


cover Fidya for a day of missed fast


Zakat-ul Fitr (Fitrana)
cover Zakat-ul Fitr for one person, which must be paid before Eid prayers


Light a Student’s Path
cover a child's monthly education costs


Light up a Mosque
provide fuel for electric generators for a day


Growing Gifts – Kids Play Corner
contribute towards building a Kids Play area


Honour an Elderly
provide medicines, hygiene kits and a care giver each month


Growing Gifts – Physiotherapy
contribute towards building a Physiotherapy Department


Fight Hunger – Bundle
provide 5 iftar meals, a food parcel, food basket, and a voucher for a week's food supply


cover Kaffarah for a day of intentionally broken/missed fast


Light a Student’s Path – Laptop
provide a laptop and school equipment for a student


Healing for a year
cover the annual costs for medicines for an ill person


Fight Hunger – Group Iftar
provide group iftar for 50 needy families


Light up a Mosque for a Month
provide fuel for electric generators for a month

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Got questions? We've got answers

What is a Eid Gift?

Every year, for both Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha, UK Care for Children give gifts to the children under our care in Lebanon and Jordan.

These gifts are usually toys, books, clothes, and other misc items.

We give these gifts so that the children can take part in the joy and festivity of Eid celebrations, with the global Muslim community.

These gifts are not “essential” supplies – like food, medicine or shelter – they are just fun little items so that children can be children!

Do I have to pay Zakat-ul-Fitr (Fitrana)?

Zakat-ul-Fitr refers to the charity given at the end of Ramadan’s last day of fasting.

It is compulsory for every Muslim to give Zakat-ul-Fitr before Eid Prayers, regardless of age or wealth.

When do I have to pay Zakat-ul-Fitr?

You must pay Zakat-ul-Fitr before Eid Prayers.

We recommend that you pay your Zakat-ul-Fitr as soon as possible.

What is Fidya?

If you don’t fast for any of the days of Ramadan, you’ll be required to pay a charitable form of compensation.

You must pay fidya (fidyah) for fasts missed out of necessity (for example, because of ill health or pregnancy), that cannot be made up afterwards.

The price of fidya is the cost of feeding someone else for a day.

However, for any fasts missed unnecessarily, you’ll need to pay kaffarah.

Who is eligible for Fidya?

You are eligible to pay fidya if you have missed or are exempt from fasting due to pregnancy, illness, old age or any other reason which prevents you from making the fasts up later.

You are not eligible to pay fidya if you didn’t fast or broke your fast for invalid reasons.

When should I pay Fidya?

You’re supposed to pay it before you miss a fast, or before Ramadan if you know you can’t participate for the whole month.


What is Kaffarah?

If you don’t fast for any of the days of Ramadan, without a valid reason, you’ll be required to pay a charitable form of compensation.

Unlike fidya, which is paid when you have a valid reason for not fasting, Kaffarah needs to be paid when you don’t fast, or break your fast, without a valid reason.

The price of Kaffarah is the cost of feeding 60 people for a day.

Why is Kaffarah more expensive than Fidya?

Fidya is paid for deliberately missing a fast with a valid reason to do so, however, kaffarah is only paid if you miss or break a fast without a valid reason.

The amount paid in fidya for each missed fast is equivalent to feeding one person.

However, when paying kaffarah, the payment for each missed fast is the equivalent of feeding 60 people.

When do have to pay Zakat?

Zakat should be paid once every lunar year.

Zakat is one of the core pillars of Islam and its reward, along with all other good acts, is multiplied during the blessed month of Ramadan.

As such, we recommend that you calculate and pay your Zakat every Ramadan.

You can use our Zakat Calculator to work out how much Zakat you need to pay.

How much Zakat do I have to pay?

Zakat is compulsory for all Muslims who have ‘surplus’ wealth beyond the Nisab (threshold).

“Surplus” wealth is money and assets that are, for all intents and purposes, sitting idle, for a full lunar year. The house you live in, the car you drive everyday, or the factory you own that is used for manufacturing, for example, are not “surplus” assets.

If your surplus wealth is more than the Nisab theshold, you must pay 2.5% of your surplus wealth as Zakat.

You can use our Zakat Calculator to work out how much Zakat you need to pay.

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