Hunger Kills

1 in every 7 people go to bed hungry each night.

When there is no escape from poverty, hunger is destructive. It creates a vicious cycle of malnutrition, infection and illiteracy. It means someone dies every 4 seconds because of hunger, every single day.

Together, we can change this.

Your Zakat has the power to save over 1 million lives this Ramadan. Your donation disrupts this cycle and creates healthier, happier communities. Act today — every life deserves a chance.

“Whoever feeds a fasting person will have a reward like that of the fasting person, without any reduction in their reward.” – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Through your Zakat, Sadaqah and Ramadan donations, we distribute food packets to the poorest of the poor in this blessed month, reaching over 30 countries. Each food packet contains 30 pounds of food and feeds a family of 5 – 7 people.

The packets include staples like rice, wheat, lentils, oil, sugar, canned fish, meat and dates. Food items are procured locally within each country whenever possible to ensure that they’re appropriate for the recipients and beneficial to the economy.


can sponsor an orphan for one year



can provide medical kits for hospitals



can deliver hygiene and cooking kits



can feed a family of five for a month


What if I am not able 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 expiate for not fasting or breaking other obligations.

The paying of fidya or kaffara also benefits members of the community who live in impoverished conditions.

Islamic Relief ensures Fidya and Kaffara donations go directly to feeding a needy family. Make your payments easily online today.