Ramadan's Most Needed
SWAN: Feeding Hope, Nurturing Dreams

This Ramadhan, SWAN endeavors to feed hope and nurture dreams of those less fortunate in the UK and abroad. This year, we will be focusing our efforts on providing warm meals daily in Gaza, Yemen, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ivory Coast and Afghanistan.

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The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever gives iftar to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the fasting person’s reward in the slightest.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 807; Ibn Majah, 1746; classed as sahih by al-Albani in Sahih al-Tirmidhi, 647.)

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Ramadhan Food Pack

Bring joy to families by donating a food pack so a family can make food at home. This food pack provides essentials so they can make and enjoy food for their pre-dawn meal and Iftar.

Yemen, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

£50

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Ramadhan Iftar

Not everyone has access to a hot, nutritious meal in many parts of the world. SWAN are providing hot meals daily.

Yemen, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ivory Coast and Afghanistan.

£2

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Gaza Iftar

SWAN have organised hot Iftar meals for a refugee camp in Gaza to feed displaced people so they can have a warm, nutritious meal every day.

Gaza, Palestine.

£5 a day, £150 to feed one person for one month.

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Gaza Water Tanker

SWAN will be sending in clean, safe water to Gaza to distribute in the refugee camps. Donate to provide safe water.

Gaza, Palestine.

£5250

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Sponsor a Child's Education

For £50, you can ensure a child in Pakistan can be educated for an entire year.

Pakistan

£50

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Gift a Child in Foster Care

For just £25, we are working with My Foster Family to provide gift boxes to children in foster care.

United Kingdom

£25

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Fidya

£4 a day

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Kaffarah

£5 a day.

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Magnified Rewards

The rewards for such acts during Ramadhan are magnified, bringing blessings and fulfillment to both the giver and the receiver.

"You will not believe until you love for your brother what you love for yourself." (Bukhari)

Ramadhan is a month where Muslims fast between sunrise and sunset every day for thirty days. The pangs of hunger and thirst felt during the fasting hours is a reminder that there are many suffering from poverty and no access to safe, healthy food.

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SWAN's Work

SWAN works throughout the year in the UK and abroad to try to eradicate food poverty. In Ramadhan, when the reward for good deeds is multiplied and the sense of brotherhood is renewed, we ask our kind and generous supporters to help us feed those less fortunate this Ramadhan. The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “When Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are closed, and the devils are chained up.”

SWAN will be working in London every week as usual to deliver hot food to those that need it most and preparing food packs as usual. In addition to this we hope with the aid of our supporters to provide special food packs for our beneficiaries to be able to have food for their meals after they open their fast. We want everyone to experience Ramadhan with dignity and be able to begin their fast haven eaten and without worry as to how to feed their children and themselves.

On the authority of Abu Huraira (rAa), the Prophet (sAw) said: “Allah is in the aid of the servant as long as the servant is in the aid of his brother.” [Recorded in Muslim]

In the spirit of brotherhood, your donation during Ramadan can make a lasting impact. SWAN with our transparent and dedicated approach have worked to feed hope and nurture dreams in London and abroad this Ramadhan. As a small team of women in London, we rely heavily on the generosity of our community and the collective care we have for those suffering here and abroad. In addition to food packs for those to have suhoor (pre-dawn meal before beginning the fast), we are feeding those in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Gaza hot meals in our daily soup kitchen. Providing warm meals at this time, may be providing people with food to sustain themselves, bringing them hope and energy when they need it.

"Whoever gives iftar to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the reward of the fasting person." (Tirmidhi)

SWAN Ramadhan Project 2024

Since Ramadan 2023, SWAN has been tirelessly providing emergency aid and ongoing support to communicate worldwide, thanks to the generous contributions of our donors, volunteers, and partners globally. As we approach Ramadan 2024, have a look at how you can contribute with our Ramadhan projects.

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Your support extends beyond meals

£10 sponsors a child's education in our newly launched madrassahs in Gaza, fostering knowledge and hope. We also have a SWAN school in Pakistan to bring education to children who are orphans or whose families cannot afford an education for them. Sponsor a child’s education for a year in Pakistan £50 - For £50 you can ensure a child in Pakistan can be educated for an entire year.

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Other ways you can help

SWAN are also raising funds with My Foster Family so that we can ensure Muslim children in foster care can also be gifted this Ramadhan. Gift a child in foster care in the UK £10 - For just £10 we are working with My Foster family to provide gift boxes to children in foster care.

Choose SWAN UK this Ramadan and embody the essence of Islamic teachings by providing for those in need. Through your generosity, you not only make a difference in their lives but also draw closer to the blessings of this sacred month. Ramadan Kareem!

You can also donate your fidya donations at £4 a day! Fidya is when someone cannot fast in Ramadan (due to ill health, travelling or menstruation for example) they should make up the missed fasts when they are able to do so. However, if they will not be able to make up missed fasts (due to old age or chronic illness that is unlikely to improve) they should pay fidya for someone else to be fed.

Kaffarah is to atone for the intentionally broken fast, you must fast continuously for 60 days. However, if you are unable to do that, then you have to feed 60 poor people at a rate of £5 per person (the cost of an average meal in the UK). As a result, this amounts to £300 for each intentionally missed/broken fast. You can donate your Kaffarah to SWAN.

Help SWAN make the most of Ramadhan by:

  • Donating all that you can!
  • Sharing our work. Follow us on our social media.
  • Automate your donation through My Ten Nights.
  • Fundraise your SWAN.

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Help those in need by donating today and make a meaningful difference in someone's life.

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