“Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.”


Sadaqah, meaning ‘charity’, is the concept of voluntary giving in Islam. Described in the Holy Qur’an as ‘a beautiful loan,’ sadaqah encompasses any act of charitable giving done out of compassion, love, friendship or generosity. It can be given to anyone and has no limits or guidelines.

At IDRF both your Sadaqah and your Zakat allow some of the world’s most vulnerable people to gain access to food, shelter, water, education, economic development opportunities and the ability to live with dignity and to become self-reliant.

Last year alone IDRF supporters helped over 600,000 people gain access to the most basic of needs. Some of these projects included drinking water in schools in Gaza, hand pumps for villages in the desert regions of Pakistan and even access to food aid for those living in Syria and in East Africa.

The Prophet ﷺ said,
“Whoever provides relief to a person in this world, Allah will provide relief to them on the day of judgement.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of your projects are Zakat eligible ?

All designations under our “Zakat Builds Lives” campaign qualify as Zakat.

What does your 100% Zakat policy mean?

At IDRF, we have 0% admin fee on Zakat, Fitrah, Fidya/Kaffara and Sadaqa. This ensures that 100% of your dollars are spent towards supporting some of the world’s most vulnerable people.