Islamic Relief uses zakat to help some of the world’s poorest communities, and brings hope that one day they will be able to give rather than receive zakat. Your zakat is helping people like 11-year-old Noora*, from Syria.    

“We have lost 2 homes as a result of bombing. After we left the second home, a generous person offered us an old house to live in for a while, but it too was almost demolished by bombs. We have done our best to repair it, but it’s likely to fall at any moment”, says Noora.

“My cousins are lucky as they all still have their fathers. My siblings and I have lost our dad. We live with our mother, under bombardment, poverty, hunger and terror.

“Sometimes our mother doesn’t even have enough money to buy bread.  She is forced to borrow from others and lives in debt until she has enough to pay them back.

“That was until we started to receive bread from Islamic Relief. Once we were late to the food distribution and my mother panicked thinking we may not get any, until a kind person knocked on our door and shared their bread with us, alhamdulillah.

“Our life is full of fear, anxiety and terror. When we hear the planes, we run to

our mother and she hugs us to calm us down.

“When we get bread, we’re very happy. I thank Allah that He answered my prayers,

and ask Him to continue providing for us, and everyone who is in need”, says Noora.

*Name has been changed for child protection purposes

This Ramadan you can help us reach even more vulnerable people. Use the power that Allah has given you to save lives and lift people out of poverty. Donate your zakat with Islamic Relief and help save lives.