This Ramadan, every second of giving made a difference

This Ramadan, every second of giving made a difference. Thanks to the incredible supporters like you, we were able to provide life-saving support to over 11,000 families for a whole year. To all the hearts that stood #WithRefugees this Ramadan. Thank you for your generosity. We invite you to remember refugees in your prayers and giving always.

100% of Your Zakat Donations Go to Eligible Refugee Families

This Ramadan, dedicate your Zakat with Confidence. The Refugee Zakat Fund delivers 100% of your Zakat donations to refugee families who are eligible for Zakat. Today, thousands of displaced families are threatened with hunger and eviction. More than ever, they depend on your support to feed their children. Share the blessings of the holy month with a family who lost everything. This Ramadan #EverySecondCounts Dedicate your Zakat to refugees now

Share blessings of the last days of Ramadan with Nadine

“My faith in God is huge, and may God accept my good deeds…I’m raising my children without a father and I’m patient in this. God willing, I hope my children do the best that they can, for me and for their father, may he rest in peace.” Nadine, a Syrian refugee mother in Lebanon. Ramadan brings back all Nadine’s memories of living normal family life in safety. “My best Ramadan memories from Syria are with my late husband. I used

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Zakat Al Fitr | Egypt

Following several requests from donors interested to devote their Zakat al Fitr to refugees and IDPs, UNHCR reached out in April 2021 to Al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy to enquire about the permissibility of distributing Zakat al Fitr in cash to eligible refugees and IDPs. After confirming that refugees and IDPs fall under four of the eight categories of Zakat recipients, Al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy stated in its fatwa that they are entitled to receive Zakat Al Fitr, and that it

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Your Zakat Matters the Most to Um Abdullah and Her Son

Um Abdullah, is a mother who sacrificed everything to care for her son. She lost her husband back in Syria and had to care for their only child alone. She spent many nights worrying and crying and unfortunately lost her sight. Now she relies on thirteen-year-old Abdullah to help her to survive. ‘Abdullah means the world to me… I am alive because of my son”, she expressed wholeheartedly. Abdullah’s whole life has been transformed since the war started. He told

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How is Fatima Spending Ramadan in Kutupalong Refugee Camp?

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are particularly vulnerable as many families live in one room inside already overcrowded camps. Many families are scared. Fatima is a refugee who lost her husband in Myanmar. She walked for days carrying her children across mountains and rivers to eventually reach safety in Kutupalong refugee camp. “We don’t have any money…so it’s a problem to have enough food.” Fatima told us. Mothers like Fatima rely on aid to survive away from

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Canadian Council of Imams | Canada

Established in 1990, the Canadian Council of Imams gathers imams from around the country to serve the Muslim community in the country. The Council also act as an advisor on to Government agencies on topics related to Muslims. After reviewing the relevant documents provided by UNHCR containing information regarding its Refugee Zakat Fund, including the fatwas issued from various leading scholars and institutions within the Muslim world, the Canadian Council of Imams endorsed the view that UNHCR is an eligible

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Al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy | Egypt

The university-mosque of Al-Azhar, situated in Cairo, Egypt, is the foremost center of religious learning in the Muslim world and plays a significant intellectual role in Egypt and beyond. Al-Azhar was built in 970 as a mosque and became an institution in 1171. Al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy is the institution’s supreme body for Islamic research. Al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy issued a fatwa in March 2021 allowing UNHCR to receive and distribute Zakat funds, highlighting that most of the Zakat categories

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ISRA | Malaysia

The International Shariah Research Academy (ISRA) was established in 2008 by the Central Bank of Malaysia as an Islamic finance and Shariah research institution. ISRA is recognized globally as a leading Global Premier Research Academy in the Islamic Finance industry, and has more than a decade of experience verifying and providing essential research on Islamic Finance to some of the top institutions around the world. In February 2021, ISRA endorsed UNHCR’s Zakat collection and distribution mechanisms as Zakat-compliant. The endorsement

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Muslim World League | KSA

The Muslim World League (based in the Holy City of Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) was established in 1962 following a resolution adopted during a meeting of the World Muslim Congress, held in the Holy City of Mecca on 14 Dhu Al-Hijjah 1381 AH (May 18 1962 AD). It is is one of the most important Islamic organizations in the world and aims to “present the true Islam and its tolerant principles, provide humanitarian aid, extend bridges of dialogue and

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