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Ramadan is a time of deep reflection, spiritual renewal, and fostering a strong sense of community.

Ramadan 2023 will see The Zahra Foundation continue its life-saving work around the world, making sure your donations get to those who need them most. We are on the ground in over 10 countries delivering food, water and emergency relief to those in desperate need.

By focusing on key areas such as education, healthcare, disaster relief, and sustainable development, The Zahra Foundation continues to make an enormous difference in the lives of countless individuals and families.


Frequently asked questions

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is a month of the Islamic calendar where Muslims fast from dawn until dusk. Fasting requires abstaining from food, water and other prohibited acts. Ramadan is seen as the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, and it is a time when Muslims are encouraged to engage in increased acts of worship to reach closeness to Allah (SWT). These may include reading the Holy Qur’an, completing extra prayers and giving charity.

What do you do if you’ve missed a fast in Ramadan?

Fasts that have been missed in Ramadan due to an exemption such as pregnancy/breast feeding, medical illness, menstruation or other causes can be made up outside of Ramadan. If these are not completed before the start of the next holy month, Fidyah should be paid for these days. If a fast has been missed without an exemption, Kaffarah should be paid. To learn more or fulfil any Fidyah or Kaffarah please click here. 

When does Ramadan 2023 start?

This year, the start of Ramadan will likely fall on 23rd March, but this is subject to the sighting of the moon.

When does Ramadan 2023 end?

This year, the end of Ramadan will likely fall on 21st April, but this is subject to the sighting of the moon. The end of Ramadan is celebrated with the holy occasion of Eid al Fitr which begins on the first day of Shawwal.

When is Eid al Fitr 2023?

This year Eid al Fitr will likely fall on 22nd April, but this is subject to the sighting of the moon.

Why is it emphasised to give charity in the month of Ramadan?

The holy month of Ramadan is a time to reap rewards, reflect on the principles of the Holy Qur’an and work toward implementing these principles.  

Amongst the principles of the Holy Qur’an which is highly emphasised in the month of Ramadan is charity. 

Regarding charity, the Qur’an states: “Those who spend their wealth by night and by day, secretly and openly, shall have their reward with their Lord. No fear shall come upon them, nor shall they grieve” (Qur’an 2:274). In reference to the holy month of Ramadan, the Holy Prophet (SAW) said: ‘‘The greatest act of charity is carried out in the month of Ramadan.”  

Multiple narrations from the Holy Prophet (SAW) continue to emphasise the blessings and rewards earned for giving charity in the month of Ramadan. To learn about the blessings of giving charity in Ramadan check out our previous blog post!