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Ramadan Giving

Al-Ansari Foundation / Ramadan Giving


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During the nights of Al Qadr, our good deeds are multiplied. In the last 10 days of Ramadan, what better way than to donate your sadaqa jariya? Multiply your continuous reward and create a lasting legacy of blessings.  Allah says in Quran: 

The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. [Surah Al-Qadr, 97:3]

A thousand months is equivalent to 83 years. So give in charity every night for the last 10 nights – no matter how small the donations. This would mean you’ve given charity for 83 years!

We have partnered up with DonatePal, which automates your donations over the last 10 nights of Ramadan in 4 simple steps. So you will never miss giving on Laylatul Qadr again. Choose your payment plan, choose your charity, choose amount, and pay. It is simple as that.  

Ramadan Food Packs 

We distribute food to the poor, orphans, widows and the elderly throughout the year. We dedicate our food programme during Ramadan to rural villages both in Zanzibar and in other islands like Pemba,Uzi and Tumbattu. On average we feed 5000 people every Ramadan. 

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

The cost of a food pack is just £50 which will feed an entire family of 8 for at least 1 month. You can also select a smaller food package and feed a family for 2 weeks for £25. Don’t delay donate to capture the rewards of this Ramadan. 


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Give Water


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Give Water and Quench the thirst of the Fasting

Fresh water is scarce in Africa. Make a difference by donating towards our water for life projects and save lives. We dig between 35 to 70 meters deep to find clean and safe water using our drilling rigs.

Our water wells provide 5000 litres of water at any given time. We are confident in providing the best quality wells. They have, thus far, never run short of water even through draught seasons.

The best form of charity is giving water (to drink).[Fiqh-us-Sunnah: 4.88]

We have wells all across Zanzibar and some 24,000 people drink from our fresh water wells a day. Are you ready to give the best form of charity this ramadan?  

We help the poor to help themselves 

Our livelihood projects are designed to help the poor drive out of poverty. We use your zakah money to enable the poor to set up a business to earn a living for themselves. We monitor, train and provide guidance for small businesses to grow. In short we help the poor to help themselves. We help them to kick poverty and earn their living with dignity. 

The Prophet (SAW) said:

 It is better that a person should take a rope and bring a bundle of wood on his back to sell so that Allah may preserve his honour, than that he should beg from people (regardless of whether they give to him or refuse him). 

Our projects are very diverse and tailored to the individual needs of the families we choose to support and empower. For example, we have helped groups of widows start their own poultry business, assisted fishermen with boats and equipment, and provided milling machines to start up rice and flour businesses.  

Zakat ul-Fitr

Zakat ul fitr is also commonly known as ‘fitrana’, is the compulsory charity paid by every Muslim at the end of Ramadan (£4 per person). It is a way for Muslims to give thanks that they were able to complete the month of fasting. It is important that zakat fitrana reaches the poor in time for Eid. According to the Hadith, Ibn Umar (ra) reported:

Allah’s Apostle made it incumbent on all the slave or free Muslims, male or female, to pay one Sa’ of dates or barley as Zakat ul-Fitr. [Sahih Bukhari]

What is Kaffarah? 

Fasting is obligatory for all adult Muslims in the month of Ramadan, providing they are in good health, of sound mind and physically able. In the instance you miss or break a fast without a valid reason, you must pay ‘Kaffarah’. This is compensation due for missing it. To compensate, the person must either fast for 60 days, or pay to have 60 people fed. This amounts to around £300. There is only one Kaffarah payable per Ramadan, regardless of how many fasts are missed.

What is Fidya?

Fidya is for people who have a valid reason for not fasting, (like illness, pregnancy or old-age). It involves paying to provide a person’s daily sustenance, for every fast that they miss (£4 per missed fast).

Fast a certain number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] – then an equal number of days [are to be made up]. And upon those who are able [to fast, but with hardship] – a ransom [as substitute] of feeding a poor person [each day].[Holy Qur’an 2:184]


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