Shine a Light this Ramadan

There is much darkness in our world right now with daily pain, anguish and suffering.
2.2 billion people around the world are living below the poverty line and there has been a rise in those affected by conflict and natural disaster. Millions continue to flee danger, forced to leave their homes and families far behind.

Without your help we are unable to save these innocent lives who are struggling to survive every day. Join our hands again this Ramadan to serve humanity and create a significant impact in the lives of millions around the world!

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Protect yourself from hell-fire even by giving a piece of date as charity.”

With your generous contributions, UMR has implemented nearly $275 million in aid to over 7 Million people worldwide.

Yet, there are still millions of people in need of support all over the world. With your generosity, we can work BETTER TOGETHER!

UMR is a trusted organization that ensures your donation will reach those who need it most!

UMR RAMADAN DISTRIBUTION UPDATE

Gaza needs your help
After hail of rockets and airstrikes, twenty-three people have died in Gaza since Saturday morning (Palestinian Ministry of Health). Health officials also say that two infants, a 12-year old boy, and two pregnant women have been killed.This marks a sad and difficult start to Ramadan. Many others have lost their homes and have no access to food or water.UMR is distributing food packages for those in need in Gaza. $95 helps feed a family during the month of Ramadan. We need your help in the wake of these attacks to increase our work and meet the need on the ground.Now is the time to give.

This Ramadan so far, UMR has provided emergency food packs for 4,070 families in Gaza. However, we need your help to provide relief to thousands and thousands more.

Please donate generously to help UMR provide food assistance, because Palestinian families still need to be together, put food on the table, and find peace, tranquility and hope through difficult times, both in Ramadan and beyond.

Your Ramadan Zakat can make a big difference.

 

Clean Water Wells

844 million people don’t have access to clean water.

UMR is providing solutions such as building water wells, hand pumps and distributing water bottles in cases of emergency.

Started in 2015, UMR’s well dig project has led to the construction of 225 hand pumps, water wells, and deep wells in Cambodia, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Current countries for well dig projects are Kenya, Somalia, and Pakistan.

Your donation will save lives this Ramadan. Please donate generously!

   

Child Protection

UMR has launched a Child Protection program that will empower the refugee children living in camps in Jordan by providing coping mechanisms to mitigate trauma. Hamza Namira gives his subjective account of these camps after his visit in his touching music video, “ حكاية طفل” (Story of a Child)

To give immediate relief, UMR will be distributing kits containing school supplies, clothes, shoes, hygiene kits and toys to 1,000 children across 17 refugee camps in Jordan.

 

Zakat Al-Maal

As we go through the holy month of Ramadan, striving to strengthen our Iman and our deeds, we continue to reflect on the blessings of Allah in our life. Ramadan is the perfect time to reflect on those fellow brothers and sisters around the world that are not as fortunate as us and are struggling at this moment in life. Allah has made Zakat obligatory on us for exactly this purpose, and to purify our wealth.
Take this great opportunity! There is no better time to give Zakat Al-Maal than the month of Ramadan.
UMR is currently working on several projects around the world where your Zakat money can help the poor and destitute, those that have been forced to leave their homes.

“True piety is this: to believe in God, and the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, and the Prophets, to give of one’s substance, however cherished, to kinsmen, and orphans, the needy, the traveler, beggars, and to ransom the slave, to perform the prayer, to pay the zakat.”

– The Qur’an (2:177)

Any Muslim who possesses the required nisaab (the minimum amount of wealth that one must have before their Zakat is payable) for one whole year is bound to pay Zakat on that wealth. It is imperative that Muslims know exactly how much Zakat they owe and how to calculate so that the right amount can be given to the intended recipient. A lot of people choose Ramadan as the month in which they pay their zakat and for good reasons. Ramadan is the month of blessings and the rewards for all good deeds is far greater in this blessed Ramadan that in any other month.

UMR History

UMR integrates our global partners’ services to provide comprehensive relief and development aid to under-served communities around the world. UMR accomplishes this humanitarian mission by blending advocacy, youth mobilization, disaster response, aid delivery, and empowerment through education. We believe that all people, regardless of race, religion, sex, or ethnic background, should have access to clean water, to healthcare, to earn a sustainable livelihood and to have access to basic social services. To be a world leader in uniting the relief and development services of partner organizations to assist undeserved communities in achieving the dignity of self-sustenance.

With your generous contributions, UMR has implemented nearly $275 million in aid to over 7 Million people worldwide.

Yet, there are still millions of people in need of support all over the world. With your generosity, we can work BETTER TOGETHER!

UMR is a trusted organization that ensures your donation will reach those who need it most!

 If you are looking to donate to other ongoing campaigns this Ramadan listed, Click on the Donate Now button below:

Yemen

Jordan (Palestinian & Syrian refugees)

Kenya (Somali refugees)

Bangladesh

Bosnia

Pakistan

Lebanon