Those who are merciful will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful. Be merciful to those on the earth and the One above the heavens will have mercy upon you.
Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1924, Sahih
Give Mercy, Earn Mercy
Ramadan is the month of mercy, where all our good deeds count for more and our sins are expiated. It is an opportunity to break bad habits, open our hearts and do good with sincerity.
For the people of the Holy Land, however, Ramadan will be marked by poverty, occupation and displacement. The humanitarian crisis is worsening and the political situation is increasingly uncertain.
Life in the Gaza Strip has become so intolerable that the coastal enclave is already ‘unliveable’ for thousands of families. The people of Gaza have been shot and killed for peacefully protesting their right to return. Trauma and violence have become everyday obstacles.
Meanwhile, millions of Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria are suffering from years of poverty, violence and legal limbo.
The people of the Holy Land urgently need your support. This Ramadan, your duas and donations will be a mercy to some of the most vulnerable people in the world.
With your help, we can support over 15,000 families across the occupied Palestinian territories, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Please donate today!
Our Food Programme
Provide food for a day or for the whole month
Our Zakat Programme
Provide financial aid to meet a family's essential needs
Our Sadaqah Jariyah Programme
Give to projects that continue to grow
Support vital medical aid in Gaza
Our Food Programme
During Ramadan Interpal provides hot, nutritious meals, food parcels and food vouchers to families in need. This programme safeguards families from hunger, ill health and further financial strain.
Our Zakat Programme
As one of the pillars of Islam, we collect and distribute Zakat with the utmost diligence. We ensure that your zakat reaches Palestinian families that are most in need in the form of financial aid. Relieving financial burdens on families means they are able to gain access to their basic needs without having to make tough choices that nobody should have to make.
Our Sadaqah Programme
Sadaqah Jariyah, or ‘ongoing charity’, is an act of charity which is of ongoing benefit, and of which you continue to reap the rewards over time-even after death. We offer several ways in which you can support Palestinians in the long-term and earn ongoing rewards.
State of Emergency in Gaza
During Ramadan, Gaza is once again seeing a shocking level of violence and repression. Gaza’s health sector is on the brink of collapse and we need your help to support the sick and injured.
Zakat, Fidya & Kaffarah Explained
Zakat is a pillar of Islam and its reward, along with all other good acts, is multiplied during the blessed month of Ramadan. You are eligible to pay Zakat if the amount of wealth that you have earned is more than the Nisaab (the amount of wealth a person must earn in order for the payment of Zakat to become obligatory). In this case, 2.5% must be given to charity in the form of Zakat.
Anyone who cannot fast during Ramadan and is unable to make up the lost days afterwards must compensate by feeding a poor person for each day of fasting missed. Fidya for one day is what you consider to be the average cost of two meals. For UK residents, this would be around £5 per person.
Kaffarah is the payment to be made if someone intentionally breaks or misses a fast without a valid reason. They must either fast continuously for 60 days or, if this is not possible, they must feed 60 poor people with two meals for one day. For UK residents, this would cost £300 per day.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) made it compulsory for every Muslim to pay their Zakat ul-Fitr prior to Eid prayer if they have the means to do so. The money is distributed amongst the needy so that they too may enjoy Eid. The cost of this is £5 per person.