An Appeal from me to you on the last days of Ramadan; Remember refugees and IDPs with your Zakat and Sadaqah


I hope this email finds you in good health and spirit as we approach the end of the holy month of Ramadan. First and foremost, I would like to express my honest gratitude for the support you have been providing to refugees and IDPs, during this month and all year round. I genuinely have so much respect for people like you, who didn’t forget about those who had to forcibly leave their homes.

Where I live, in the United Arab Emirates, I have witnessed sudden thunder and rain on the hours preceding the dawn of the 27th day of Ramadan. The same was reported in Makkah, and it makes me wonder if it was a sign of Laylat Al Qadr…but God knows best. It’s on these blessed days, especially the last Friday of Ramadan, that I would like to kindly ask you for an action that might be symbolic but will certainly have great impact.

In many parts of the world, there are fellow human beings who are still going through unimaginable hardships, living away from home and loved ones, and turn to UNHCR and its supporters for much needed assistance. Indeed, the number of refugees and IDPs is growing by the day, and their needs cannot be met by one person or one organization, but today, together, we definitely can ease the situation of a family in need, to make sure they continue living in dignity.

Your support will leave a long-lasting impact in the lives of displaced families: a warm meal, a safe shelter, clean water, and education for their children. ‘Smiling at your brother’s face is charity (Sadaqah)’, imagine the impact of your Sadaqah if it’s not limited to a smile, but transcends to supporting families that really need our help the most today. Thank you, and sending you heartfelt wishes for Eid Al Fitr

Senior Private Sector Partnerships Officer, Islamic Philanthropy

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