This Ramadan you can help feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, provide a shelter home to a poor and needy family and bring smiles to Orphan children around the world. All our Ramadan projects are zakat eligible, so this year let your zakat reach those in need. Our projects will Insha’Allah be taking place in Yemen, Gaza, Pakistan, Nepal, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and to the Syrian refugee families still stranded in Jordon and Greece.

Support Children of Adam this Ramadan

This Ramadan together with your help we can reach out and help thousands of people around the world in need of help without delay. Our local, general, and emergency appeals play a pivotal role in helping to save the lives of many, but more can and must be done. We cannot continue our charity work without your kind donations which will enable our teams on the ground to reach those living without some of life’s most basic necessities.

This Ramadan you will be helping by feeding the hungry, giving water to the thirsty, providing a shelter home to a poor and needy family and will be bringing smiles to Orphan children around the world.

All our Ramadan projects are zakat eligible, so this year let your zakat reach those in need. Our projects will Insha’Allah be taking place in Yemen, Gaza, Pakistan, Nepal, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and to the Syrian refugee families still stranded in Jordon and Greece.

 


Ramadan Appeals

What is the Meaning of Ramadan?


By definition, Ramadan is the most religious time of the Islamic year. As the Islamic year runs by lunar cycles rather than the Gregorian calendar, the dates of Ramadan will move forward by roughly 10 days every year – the start of Ramadan is not confirmed until the sighting of the new moon. This will differ from location to location, although some Muslims choose to abide by the sighting of the moon over Mecca due to the city’s significance in Islam.

As part of the increased religious significance, many Muslims consider Ramadan to be the best time of the year to make charitable donations such as Zakat. Zakat, an obligatory annual payment that should be made by all qualifying Muslims (based on a person’s wealth), differs from the Zakat ul-Fitr (Fitrana) payment, which must be made during the month of Ramadan before the Eid prayers begin.

It is believed that donations during this auspicious month come with increased rewards and blessings, and none more so than a donation given on Laylat-ul-Qadr, otherwise known as the Night of Power, as the rewards and blessings match that of a thousand months. This is the night that the holy Qur’an was first shown to the Prophet (PBUH). It is widely believed that Laylat-ul-Qadr falls on the 27th night of Ramadan, however, some believe that this could fall on either the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th night of the month. Because of this uncertainty, many charity’s, such as Children of Adam, allow supporters to split their Ramadan donation across the last 10 nights of Ramadan.

Who is Required to Observe the Fast in Ramadan?

To qualify to observe sawm during Ramadan, Muslims must be; Over the age of puberty, of sound mind and be in good health

Some exemptions from fasting include menstruating and breastfeeding women, anyone who is ill (on medical advice), travelling and the elderly (although they are expected to pay Fidya for every day they break the fast).

Ramadan 2021

Ramadan in 2021 is expected to begin in the evening of Monday 12 April, ending on Wednesday 12 May, subject to the sighting of the moon. The first day of sawm, if these dates are correct, will be Tuesday 13 April with Eid ul-Fitr predicted to fall on Thursday 13 May.

Eid ul-Fitr, not to be confused with Eid al-Adha, is the festival of the breaking of the fast and is a time of great celebration for Muslims who come together with friends and family. Muslims are prohibited from fasting during Eid celebrations which means that if any Muslim has days of fasting to make up (having missed a day or more of sawm during Ramadan), they must be completed at a later date.

Our Aim & Values

Aid Homelessness

Facilitating the Homeless - Every week we donate meals not only to the local homeless but also internationally across five countries.

Relief & Funding

Reconstructing Homes and Shelter  -  Sponsoring families affected by a natural disaster, we rebuild homes and shelters.

Sponsorship

Supporting Orphans & Widows  -  We aim to support their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing by offering sponsorship.

Distribution

Distributing Charitable Donations - Children of Adam distribute funds from charitable donations, such as Lillah, Sadaqah, Zakah, Qurbani and other charitable obligations through various projects with the guidance of experienced and knowledgeable Scholars.

Improve Livelihood

Self sustaining projects (SSP) -  We hope to improve peoples’ livelihoods by offering sustainable projects such as education and helping those in poverty the opportunity to create and build a sustainable income to help them out of poverty, want & need.

Provide Water

Water and Sanitation Facilities - Constructing Hand pumps, Deep Water bore holes, Water Stations, Water Tankers and individual water bottles in drought stricken and water-deficient areas.