The Month of Mercy, Blessings and Reconnecting with The Creator
Ramadan is a time when we reconnect with Allah and his Message. We spend each day and night of Ramadan humbled to realize the countless blessings, comforts, and conveniences He has given us. A majority of the recipients of our projects are a vast majority widows, orphans, the disabled and elderly. Daily they are suffering from lack of water, lack of space, lack of social activity and education, infrastructure, etc. It’s not just one problem, but many. However, to see the reaction of joy when a family receives their Ramadan package, healthcare, assistance of any sort is priceless.
“He who feeds a fasting person will gain the same reward as he will, without decreasing from the fasting person’s rewards.” [Ahmad]
100% of your donation is used to benefit the needy.
IMRC is a cost effective organization with an overhead of less than 10% which is paid by our endowment fund. 100% of your donation is used to benefit the needy. I urge you to send your fitra ($10/person) and zakat today so it can immediately be used for the deserving poor in time for Eid. Most of IMRC’s work is done by volunteers and our support entirely comes from donors like you. Jazakh Allah khair, May Allah reward you for your generosity.
Fidya | Kaffara | Sadaqa
FIDYA: Fidya is the payment necessary for an individual who cannot fast due to illness, old age, or any other reason. Regardless of the validity of the reason one did not fast, Fidya is due on the individual. The price of Fidya is calculated based on food prices where one lives. In the USA the price of Fidya for one missed fast is $3.50 (according the Hanafi school) or $7.00 (according to the Shafi’i school).
KAFFARA: Kaffara is the compensation incumbent upon an individual to make amends for any wrong doings they have committed. Kaffara should be made when one deliberately misses or breaks a fast; the amends necessary are either to fast 60 days consecutively or to pay a set amount of money to feed the poor as compensation.SADAQA: Sadaqa is defined as voluntary charity; including any act of giving that is out of compassion, love, or generosity. Sadaqa is not limited to simply giving money; acts of kindness and generosity that do not include a monetary donation are still considered as Sadaqa, and will be rewarded as such. Giving Sadaqa does not diminish a Muslim’s wealth; rather it increases it by insuring reward in the Hereafter.
Ways to Give This Ramadan
Provides a warm cooked meal or 4 meals in grains. Share a meal this Ramadan.
Send your Fitra and Zakat before the end of Ramadan, it will reach the needy persons before Eid, Insha’Allah. Fitra is $10/person
Family grain package for 4 people, a month's worth of groceries.
Feed a rural community in India (approx 200 people) with an iftar & dinner.