Ramadan 2023

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Empower a Community

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is a time when many Muslims around the world observe a month-long fast. During Ramadan, observant Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and engaging in any other physical needs from dawn until sunset. The fast is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is mandatory for all adult Muslims, except those who are elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, menstruating, or traveling.

 

The fast is intended to teach self-discipline and self-control, and to remind Muslims of the suffering of those who are less fortunate. It is also seen as a time for spiritual reflection and growth, and for strengthening one’s relationship with God. Many Muslims also take this time to read the entire Quran and to engage in extra prayers and acts of charity.

 

Ramadan is also an important time for community and family. After the fast is broken each evening, Muslims gather together for a meal called iftar, which usually includes dates and water, followed by a larger meal with family and friends. Many mosques also host iftar meals that are open to the community.


The month of Ramadan concludes with the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which is celebrated with prayer, family gatherings, and festive meals. It is a time of forgiveness, generosity, and gratitude.

How to Give Back?

In the spirit of this holy month, we are focusing our efforts on reaching the most vulnerable communities in every corner of the world. From war-torn Yemen to drought-stricken Africa, UMR intends to provide both immediate relief and sustainable solutions to those in need across the globe.

 

When you give charity to UMR, you are giving hope to families who have none left. You are reminding individuals to keep their faith, even during the most difficult times.  Thank you to everyone who is joining us on this journey – our work would not be possible without your support.

Support an Orphan

Your one-time gift will sponsor an orphan’s education, healthcare, clothing, accommodations, and food for an entire year.

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A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world

It costs $85/month to Support an Orphan

Orphan Protection

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$25, $85, $100, $250, $1,020, Other

Water Wells

Build Water Wells

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Water Wells

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$1,750 Bangladesh, $3,250 Kenya, $1,500 Pakistan, $3,250 Somalia, Other

Build Water Wells

UMR is constructing water wells in the most vulnerable areas in Bangladesh, Kenya, Somalia, and Pakistan. Due to the extreme droughts in East Africa and South Asia, the situation is urgent. Our water wells typically provide at least 1,200 people with fresh, running water.

Eid Gifts / Zakat

UMR is providing Eid gifts for children to ensure that even the most vulnerable and at-risk children have a reason to celebrate Eid this year.

Zakat Al-Fitr

$12.00 per person

Zakat Al-Fitr

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$12, $24, $36, $48, $60, Other

Fidya and Kafarah

$10.00 per meal

Fidya and Kafarah

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Food Packs

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$10, $20, $30, $40, $50, Other

Zakat Al-Maal

Paying Zakat for your wealth