Allah is with those who restrain themselves. 

  Quran 16:128


The beauty of Ramadan is that it is a time of renewal and sacrifice, of ourselves and for others. It is a month of deep self-reflection and for strengthening the bonds of community. It is also a time for compassionate giving, such as the fulfillment of Zakat (Alms-Giving).

We invite you to multiply the effects of your zakat by giving to IDRF’s sustainable programs that enables real, long term change and builds lives. Your Zakat builds lives: healthy, vibrant, productive lives.

Zakat Eligible Projects



Provides family hygiene kits and medical support to stay safe during this pandemic, in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, India and Somalia.



Provides a family with enough food for 1 month in Somalia, Yemen, Syria, and Bangladesh



Provides clean drinking water to vulnerable individuals in Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan and Palestine



Provides quality education for vulnerable children living in Somalia, Bangladesh, Yemen, Pakistan and Palestine, and Syria

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Zakat principally serves as the welfare contribution for vulnerable people in need.

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Sadaqah encompasses any act of charitable giving to anyone, with no limitations or guidelines.

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Fidya and Kaffara are conciliatory forms of charity, in lieu of a person fasting themselves.

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Our Zakat-al-Fitr project will provide immediate food relief to vulnerable families.

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At IDRF, we have 0% admin fee on Zakat, Fitrah, Fidya/Kaffara and Qurbani. Donors can be confident
that their donations are being sent to the needy.


Where will my donation go to?

To date, IDRF has worked in over 40 countries, located across South and Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Americas. Our Ramadan projects support vulnerable communities in Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Guyana Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Somalia.

Who implements IDRF's projects overseas?

IDRF is proud to work with many excellent local and international partners around the world.

Each partner is carefully researched by our team, and partnership decisions are made by committee consensus following strict guidelines. IDRF utilizes project and partner review and audit processes which are routinely reviewed for compliance with current law and international best practice. These systems allow IDRF to retain direction and control over the activities of our partner organizations and to operate with transparency and clarity throughout the lifetime of the project, in complete compliance with CRA requirements.


How do I make an offline donation?

If you would like to donate your zakat offline, by cheque, please mail a signed cheque to

300-23 Lesmill Rd, North York, ON M3B 3P6


Are there any admin fees?

At IDRF, we have 0% admin fee on Zakat, Zakat-al-Fitr, and Fidya/Kaffara. This ensures that 100% of your dollars to all of our zakat eligible programs are spent towards supporting some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Do I get a tax-deductible receipt?

Yes. IDRF is a Canadian charitable organization, (IDRF Charitable Registration # 132543005RR0001) that provides a tax deductible receipt for all donations.


Can I designate my donation to go to a specific country?

If you’d like to designate your zakat donation to a specific country, you must call toll-free at 1-866-497-IDRF (i.e. 4373) or (416) 497-0818.

How does IDRF implement its Fitrah (Zakat-Al Fitr) donations?

IDRF for several years has been supporting orphans, widows and vulnerable people, in Gaza, Palestine where they receive enough food for the month of Ramadan through your Fitrah donations.

To do this, we provide five weeks of food and an Eid gift to over 6000 people each year. Around 69% of our beneficiaries will be children, a quarter of these under five years old.

Your Fitrah donations also support farmers in Gaza, Palestine. Each year IDRF identifies over 50 farmers, rehabilitates their land, provides them with fertilizers, irrigation systems and seeds. Then, just before Ramadan, IDRF purchases the farmers harvest to provide food parcels to vulnerable families.

Which of your projects are zakat eligible?

All designations under our “Zakat Builds Lives” campaign qualify as Zakat. IDRF’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic globally is also zakat eligible. Pay Your Zakat Now

How do I become a monthly donor?

Become a monthly donor by establishing regular, easy, monthly contributions from your bank account or credit card. You can specify the amount you want to contribute monthly and that amount will be taken out of your account on the 15th of every month. If you wish to set-up your account today either visit our secure online donation form or call us.