SHAFAQNA – With Ramadan beginning this week, we wanted to look at the holy month for British Muslims and a little known aspect about the acts of generosity that happen during this time.
Ramadan is a month when Muslims fast between sunrise and set, which is around 15 hours in the UK. But it’s also the month when Muslims collectively donate substantial amounts of money for charity.
According to the Charity Commission, British Muslim charities raise £100 million during the month of Ramadan alone. That’s equivalent to each British Muslim donating £371 per year. Compare that to an average of all Britons, who donate £18 per year.