Ramadan is a time for charity; giving to the less fortunate will be greatly appreciated. It doesn't have to be money, but perhaps food for Iftar. The UAE Government entities organise many charitable programmes and activates across the UAE. Some of them are:
Providing foodstuff and meals to the needy
Providing free Iftar meals is a common practice across the UAE. Meals are provided at mosques, malls and other public places. Many public and private organisations distribute boxes of meals, dates and water at mosques and malls daily shortly before Iftar time. They also provide foodstuff (called Al Mir Al Ramadani) to cater to the poor.
Red Crescent Authority Charity (RCA) runs its seasonal Ramadan charity campaign across the UAE. It provides Ramadan supplies, free Iftar meals, distributes Zakat Al Fitr and Eid clothing to deserving families in the UAE and abroad.
Individuals, companies and organisations interested in contributing to Red Crescent Society can do so through their counters located at mosques, shopping malls, hospitals and other public places.
Donating money and clothes
Ramadan is the month of giving. You can donate clothes and money through registered charitable organisations. You can denote the clothes and money by depositing them in boxes located in public places. During Ramadan, many organisations set up tents near co-operative supermarkets for receiving donations.
Raising funds can be done only after obtaining the approval of General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments or Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department. After obtaining the approval, the initiative must be in co-operation with licensed charity associations.
Updated on 27 Nov 2019