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International Hunger Relief Ramadan 2021

As Ramadan 2021 starts on April 12th, we become more aware of worldwide hunger and thirst. Fasting is done during the whole Ramadan season but for millions, starvation and dehydration are a daily reality.

AFRICA
EVERY YEAR, 5 MILLION AFRICAN CHILDREN DIE OF HUNGER
GREECE
100,000 REFUGEES CURRENTLY RESIDING IN CAMPS ACROSS GREECE WITH DEPRIVATION OF FOOD AND CLEAN WATER
YEMEN
MORE THAN 24 MILLION YEMENI, INCLUDING 85,000 CHILDREN, FACE IMMINENT STARVATION.
USA
50+ MILLION AMERICANS WERE ALREADY STRUGGLING TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE
ZAKAT AL-FITR
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Worldwide Hunger Facts:

We now have seen how the coronavirus pandemic affected the world through food insecurity. Currently, about 690 million people or 8.9% of the population worldwide go to bed on an empty stomach every night. Since 2014, there has been a slow increase in the number of people affected by hunger. If this continues, it’ll exceed 840 million by 2030.

  • 35+ million Americans were already struggling to put food on the table before COVID-19 and this number could rise to more than 50 million, including 17 million children
  • Sub-Saharan Africa is still known to have the highest number of undernourishment, with 22% of the population. This is expected to increase to 29.4% by 2030.
  • 50,000+ refugees in Greece, with many living in camps with little food.
  • 16.2 million Yemenis are food insecure. 1 out 3 Yemeni children are severely malnourished. 

 

You can help prevent this from becoming a worldwide calamity.

To help combat this, Embrace Relief will be delivering food packages to those in need during this time of uncertainty.

Each food package cost:

Help deliver a food package today by donating to this campaign to feed hungry neighbors. Your contribution will help free these vulnerable populations from hunger.

Ramadan FAQ

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is a historical religious Muslim holiday that is celebrated as the month in which Muhammad pbuh received revelations from Allah, which became the Muslim holy book, the Quran. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn until dusk, feast at night, and participate in intense prayer. The purpose of Ramadan and fasting is meant to remind them of people suffering who are less fortunate. Many often donate to charities and feed the hungry during Ramadan.

What are the rules of fasting during Ramadan?

The rules of fasting during Ramadan are that Muslims must fast from dawn until dusk every day for one month of the year. Those who have reached the age of puberty and are in good health are supposed to avoid eating, drinking, smoking, sexual activity, and unkind and impure thoughts. “Iftar” is when Muslims break their fast at dusk during Ramadan and have a large feast with friends and family.

When is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month of the lunar  calendar year. This year, Ramadan is expected to begin at sundown on Monday, April 12th, and end at sundown on Wednesday, May 12th, 2021. Ramadan doesn’t start on the same date year. Instead, over time, it passes through the seasons. This is because the lunar calendar falls short of the solar calendar by 11 days.

How Much Is The Fidya Amount?

The amount of fidya is understood as food that will feed a person for a day. It is the same amount as one Zakat al-Fitr.

Who is obligated to give zakat al-fitr?

Muslims who have wealth of 80.18 grams of gold or equivalent in addition to their basic needs and one-year debts are obligated to give zakat al-fitr for themselves and those under their custody.

How long is Ramadan?

Ramadan is one month of a lunar calendar year.

Can you drink water during Ramadan?

One of the Ramadan rules of fasting is to not consume any food or beverage. This includes water or any other liquid.

What should you do if you are not able to fast because of your health condition?

If a person can not fast because of their health condition, later, when s/he gets better, s/he may fast one day for every day they could not fast during Ramadan. If s/he has no hope of recovery, then s/he will give fidya as many days as s/he cannot fast.

Will the poor be helped during Ramadan and how?

Yes, in Ramadan every Muslim should give Zakat al-Fitr which is feed a poor for one day. Zakat al-Fitr is the responsibility of every Muslim and has taken its place in Islam to draw attention to the poor.