Ramadan has arrived! The month in which Muslims have been waiting for has arrived, where Muslims around the world are observing Ramadan and celebrating Eid ul Fitr! It is truly one of the most blessed times of the year.
Ramadan is a holy month filled with Allah SWT’s blessings, forgiveness, grace, and love. According to QS Al-Baqarah 183, all believing Muslims are required to fast during the month of Ramadan in order to become pious.
يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ ٱلصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ
“O believers! Fasting is prescribed for you—as it was for those before you—so perhaps you will become mindful ˹of Allah˺.”
Furthermore, there are numerous practices that you can participate in during the month of Ramadan, including:
- Read the Quran
In the hadith HR. At-Tirmidhi, narrated by Ibn Mas’ud, Rasulullah SAW said, “Whoever reads one letter from the Quran, for him one goodness, and one kindness is rewarded tenfold. I didn’t say that alif lam mim is one letter; but alif is one letter, lam is one letter and mim is one letter.”
- Performing Sunnah Prayers and Night Prayers (Tahajjud Prayers)
In the hadith HR. Bukhari and Muslim. “Indeed, Allah has made the fasting of Ramadan obligatory and I have made it a sunnah for you to pray at night. So whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan and prays sunnah prayers at night out of faith and hoping for a reward from Allah SWT, he will come out of his sins as on the day he was born to his mother.”
- Donate to charity
Allah SWT promises rewards to those who enjoy donating to charity. Giving alms during Ramadan has many benefits, including erasing sins, receiving shade on the last day, blessing wealth, and receiving multiple rewards. In the month of Ramadan, your charity and good deeds will be multiplied by Allah SWT!
These are just a few of the positive things you can do during Ramadan. Dompet Dhuafa USA is committed to helping you do these good deeds through a variety of our programs and to make sure that everybody can have happiness in their Ramadan ibadah and as well as their Eid ul Fitr. Your donations will make a difference for those who are in need the most, in sha Allah.
Below are the different types of donations that you can partake to help those in need and to maximize your good deeds during Ramadan!
Zakat ul-Mal refers to the purification of wealth and is the third pillar of Islam. Giving zakat is obligatory for Muslims whose wealth exceeds a certain value (nishab). Click here for more information.
Dompet Dhuafa USA focuses on sponsoring the education of children as well as their basic needs. Not only orphan children, but we also sponsor children who come from families where their parents are not able to support them. Click here for more information.
Fidyah is payment for fasts missed in the holy month of Ramadan. Fidyah payments are meant to feed a person in need (miskin) for each of the fasting days missed. Click here to pay your Fidyah.
Eid Gift for Orphans
On Eid, many orphans in Indonesia are left to celebrate without their loved ones. We are committed to making their Eid ul-Fitr one of their happiest days of the year and try to fill that gap in their hearts by giving them a gift. Some of the items that we give include Eid clothes, school supplies, back pack, books. Click here for more information.
Zakat ul-Fitr is a special charity paid during the month of Ramadan to be distributed to the poor so they can also enjoy the festivities of Eid. The zakat must be paid before Eid-ul-Fitr prayer, on the first day of Shawwal. Click here to pay your Zakat ul-Fitr.
Let’s share happiness to our brothers and sisters in need during this Holy Month of Ramadan! May Allah Azzawajal reward you with goodness in this dunya and akhirah, aameen.