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Whoever feeds a fasting person will have a reward like that of the fasting person, without any reduction in his reward.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

This Ramadan, you can help save lives in over 30 countries.

Islamic Relief teams distribute food packets in impoverished communities to provide relief during the blessed month of Ramadan. Each food packet holds about 30 pounds of food that is important to the local diet of the recipients, and is designed to help a family of five to seven people.

The packets include:

  • rice
  • wheat
  • lentils
  • oil
  • sugar
  • canned fish and meat
  • dates

Food items are procured locally within each country whenever possible to ensure that they’re appropriate for the recipients and to help the economy as well.

Food Distributions 2015

What if I am/was unable to fast in Ramadan?

In some circumstances, a Muslim is not able to fulfill his or her religious obligation to fast during the month of Ramadan, or may want to recompense for a broken oath. Fidya and kaffara are two solutions offered that can help a Muslim compensate for not fasting or breaking other obligations – the paying of fidya or kaffara also benefits members of the community who live in impoverished conditions.