Ramadan with the Syrian people
This year, the Muslim holy month of Ramadan will begin on Tuesday 13 April 2021, depending on the sighting of the moon.
During this blessed month, you can give your Zakat to our campaign Save Syria's Schools and help protect children and their schools from aerial attacks.
Our colleague Razan Al-Halabi has written some beautiful words about her memories of Ramadan in her homeland before the war.
Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria - image credit, serkansenturk
Ten years ago Ramadan in Syria was the best. The crowded streets before Iftar time, markets full with delicious temptations for fasting people, family gathering for Iftar.
Tarawih prayers, whether at home or in mosques, spending the last 10 nights of Ramadan in mosques trying to recognise “Al-Qadr Night” (Night of Decree) - the night when the Quran was first sent down from Heaven to the world and also the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the prophet Mohammad.
Sounds of kids playing in the neighborhoods after Iftar, waking up after midnight for Suhoor on the sound of "Al-Mesaharaty” - the person who had a small drum in his hands during Ramadan and wandered the streets before dawn to make people wake up and eat something before fasting time.
Oh God, those memories are sweet, warm but so far. Ten years away for each Syrian.
Can you imagine how the situation for the displaced people in Northern Syria is?! Those people are so far away from any safety in Ramadan. I don’t think there is a worse feeling than being displaced in your own county! Spending Ramadan in a tent with hundreds of people and in a risk for any bombing at any moment.
You fast for a whole day and you are not sure if you will be able to break your fasting with any kind of food or not!
What can we do? How can we help?
At CanDo you can help those children and families through paying your Zakat or Kaffarah. You can also make an Ongoing Charity for yourself or for your beloved ones.
You can give your Zakat for our latest campaign Save Syria’s Schools, and give the gift of 7 minutes to Syrian Children by providing protection systems to the schools most vulnerable to aerial attacks. The funding will also help children heal, by providing counselling services for those who have faced bombardment to help them recover from exposure to trauma.
You can learn more about how the campaign will help protect lives here.
Your Zakat will directly contribute to the work of our local partners Hurras Network and the White Helmets who will be implementing this life saving project on the ground.
When we protect a school we protect communities.
Let’s come together and give them a little feeling of safety and reassurance.
Join us and be a 'CanDoer'!
Have a Blessed Ramadan,
Razan and the CanDo team