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RamadanThe blessed month of Ramadan is upon us. This is the month in which we seek to come closer to our Creator by doing all acts of worship more frequently and more intently. Two of those acts include giving zakat and sadaqa (charity).

Muslims believe that the rewards of good actions are multiplied during Ramadan. There are numerous verses in the Quran that encourage helping the poor and the needy and over 20 verses speak specifically to the importance for caring for orphans.

"Verily we feed them out of love for Him, we do not expect from you reward nor gratitude."

~The Holy Quran 76:9

Ramadan is also a festive time for Muslims all over the world. Communities gather to break fasts together, neighbors share food, families invite loved ones over for gatherings, new clothes are bought and worn and gifts are given generously. One of our goals at GiveLight is to bring this festive spirit to our GiveLight homes as well.

There are many ways for you to join us in making this Ramadan a blessed and festive time for the GiveLight children. Please join us by engaging in one or more of the following ways:

1. Zakat

There's no better time to make your zakat contribution than in the month of Ramadan especially when you know that your zakat will go directly to one of the GiveLight children during this sacred month. Once you select that your contribution is zakat, we will designate the funds only for projects that follow the strict guidelines of zakat.

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2. Renovation for Eid - Home in Bangladesh (360 Children)

The buildings where 360 boys live is deteriorating. We are sending workers to renovate and paint the living area. Total cost is $10,000 of which $3000 has been secured.

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3. Eid Gifts

It is a sunnah (tradition of the Prophet Muhammad) to wear new clothes on Eid and GiveLight loves to take our children shopping in time for Eid to buy them new clothes, shoes, scarves etc. The cost is $15-20/child.

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To donate and support any of these Ramadan campaigns please follow this link and please note which campaign(s) you are supporting.

 

We wish you and your loved ones a truly blessed Ramadan!