Islamic Relief aims to provide rapid relief in the event of human and natural disasters and to establish sustainable local development projects allowing communities to better help themselves. To alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy, and diseases worldwide regardless of color, race, religion, or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner.
Every year, IRUSA donors and volunteers share food with hundreds of thousands of our neighbors on this planet. The food is available for anyone in need in the communities we’re serving, but for our Muslim families, that means they can enjoy their worship during Ramadan without worrying as much about food.
Each Ramadan at IRUSA, no matter how busy things are at work, we like to take a few minutes to reflect on an ayah or hadith or dua to help us refocus and work harder. The past few years, we’ve been sharing these thoughts with you each day via social media and email.
This year, we have something new—Ramadan Reflection video clips.
Zaki Hadrami’s upcoming 100-mile bike rides benefiting refugees sound daunting—until he starts talking about the journeys the refugees and migrants themselves take. Like his grandfather. That puts it all in perspective.
Zaki’s grandfather’s journey started at age 10 in his native Yemen. The little boy’s father had gone to live in Indonesia, and he sent for his son. The 10-year-old headed out alone with enough money to get him to the border with Saudi Arabia, where he had to work selling gas for a year before he could travel to Indonesia to look for his father.