Ramadan 2024

Islamic Human Rights Commission - Championing Your Rights

The holy month of Ramadan is upon us, we once again give thanks to Allah for giving us the ability to benefit from its multitudinous blessings.

But this year, more than most, as we start and break our fasts, our thoughts will be with our brothers and sisters in Gaza who are being subjected to a genocide that the international community shows no willingness to halt.

And so it is left to ordinary people like us to step up and assist fellow Muslims in their hour of need. Wherever we are in the world, we are the rear lines of support for the Palestinians, their voice and their helpers.

Indeed, assisting the oppressed is exactly why IHRC was set up 27 years ago, inspired by the exhortation in the Holy Quran to defend Islam, Muslims and everyone: “And what reason have you that you should not fight in the way of Allah and of the weak among the men and the women and the children, (and of) those who say: ‘O Lord! Cause us to go forth from this town, whose people are oppressors, and give us from Thee a guardian and give us from Thee a helper’.” – Qur’an, 4:75

We were the FIRST organisation to designate Israel an apartheid state.

We were the FIRST Muslim organisation set up in the UK to address national and global human rights issues from an Islamic perspective.

We were the FIRST Muslim organisation to research and write reports on Islamophobia.

We were the FIRST Muslim organisation to withdraw from the government consultations from the Islamophobic PREVENT programme, a move that led to others doing the same.

We were the FIRST Muslim organisation to have a dedicated legal department staffed by trained solicitors, offering subsidised services to help Muslims and others uphold their rights.

This year we have the opportunity to help not only those suffering on the front lines, but also those in the rear such as the brave people of Yemen who face the wrath of western governments because they dare to support the Palestinians.

IHRC is not just an aid agency. Our field of activity is wide, encompassing lobbying, research, advocacy, legal assistance education and much more.

But we can only continue with your support. We recognise the difficulties many are facing in this tough economic climate. But while we may be struggling it is nothing compared to the starvation, disease and deprivation faced by our brothers and sisters in Palestine and Yemen. We need to make sure that their needs are met. This is the time to stand up and be counted, following the example of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him). Just as our beloved Prophet used to increase his giving during this blessed month, it also behoves us to go the extra mile in helping the less fortunate in the ummah.

You can donate for individual projects here or make a general sadaqa or zakat donation that we will direct to those most immediately in need.


Allah says in the Quran about Ramadan, “Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve in the book of Allah, since the day He created the Heavens and the Earth. Four of them, they are sacred.” (9:36) 

As Muslims, we are instructed by Allah and His Messenger to spend on the poor, the weak and the marginalised. If we don’t support the weak and the oppressed, especially in the month of Ramadan, we are being complicit in their suffering. In a hadith, the Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) said “The supplications of three are never turned back: a fasting person until he breaks his fast, a just leader, and the supplication of the oppressed is raised above the clouds by Allah, the gates of heaven open for it and the Lord says: By My might, I will surely help you in due time”.

The Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ) was the most generous of all the people, and he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of Ramadan. We know from our scriptures that rewards for acts of obedience performed in the month are greater than in other months. Divine mercy, blessings, and rewards are at their peak during this time. Invest in your hereafter by drawing closer to Allah and supporting the oppressed now.

For 26 years IHRC has been the pioneer at the forefront of defending Islam, Muslims and others. Click here to see some of our achievements.

Donate to our causes

Spend more in the way of Allah by donating your yearly Zakat, giving regular donations to our Sadaqah Fund or General Fund


Zakat Fund

Support projects for categories which are often forgotten.

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Sadaqah Fund

Support our work across all categories.


General Fund

Support our work to fight discrimination and injustices.

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Prison Packs

Help Muslim prisoners practice their faith in captive.


Legal Fund

Support cases of discrimination and fight injustices.


Gaza Appeal

Gaza is under attack again constantly and the people of Gaza need our help.


Yemen Appeal

Yemen is witnessing the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.


Nigeria Appeal

Thousands of children, women and men are suffering.


Rohingya Appeal

The Rohingya have faced decades of discrimination, violence, and repression.

Responding to Allah’s command to Read/Recite (Iqra)

Increase recitation of the Quran and understand it by purchasing tafsirs/translations, reading Islamic texts from our shop to better understand our religion and contemplate over its teachings.

There are also fantastic gift items to give to others for them to prepare for Ramadan

Be active

Increasing acts of ibadah by being active in helping others through our campaigns, you can save and improve lives around the world by continuing to support our work

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Fly The Flag

#Flytheflag and #boycottapartheid

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Al Quds Day

The annual al-Quds Day March


Boycott Genocide

Think Palestine: Boycott Israeli Dates this Ramadan!