“Give sadaqah (charity) without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” - hadith of the Prophet, peace be upon him

Sadaqah can refer to a variety of acts which bring joy or benefit to others – for example, smiling at someone, speaking a kind word, helping them or removing harm from their way – but the word is most commonly used to refer to charitable giving.


Students in class

The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim.” (Ibn Majah)

Millions cannot access education for one simple reason: poverty. However, education would help lift them out of poverty – by giving them the chance of a better job.

Emergency Relief


“Whoever saves the life of one, it is as if he saved the whole of mankind” (Qur’an 5:32)

Islamic Relief aims to be the first on the ground when an emergency strikes, helping those affected immediately.



The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “One is not a believer who fills his stomach while his neighbour goes hungry” (Bukhari)

Islamic Relief aims to feed people all over the world, for life.



The Prophet, peace be upon him, said “whoever relieves a believer’s suffering in this world, Allah will relieve a suffering of his in the Hereafter”. (Muslim)

Preventing illness can be as simple as soap and clean water or a mosquito net to protect children from malaria.



“Who will lend Allah a good loan so that he can increase it many times?” (Qur’an 2:245)

Islamic Relief aims to give people a chance to stand on their own feet. We could give out food, water, shelter to people for years on end – or we could help them once, by supporting them to start their own business to provide for themselves.

Orphans and Children


The Prophet ﷺ said: “Whoever takes care of an orphan, he and I will be together in Paradise like this,” and he held two fingers close together. (Bukhari)

Islamic Relief sponsors over 37,000 children around the world. From just £25 a month...will you join us?



The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said “for every hair of the Qurbani you will receive a reward from Allah, and for every strand of its wool you will receive a reward.”

Ramadan 2017


“Ramadan has come to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah (swt) covers you with blessing, for He sends down mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers… In it, Allah looks at your competition (in good deeds), and boasts about you to His angels. So show Allah goodness from yourselves.”
(Prophet ﷺ, narrated by Tabaraani)



The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “The best charity is giving water to drink.” (Ahmad)

Water is so much more than just a drink: it’s needed to cook food, water crops and livestock, wash hands and cooking pots to stop diseases spreading... Islamic Relief aims to give people all over the world water for life.

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