1 For One Iftar

The 1ForOne appeal is active during Ramadan but we accept your donations all year around, whether you would like to pay Zakat, Sadaqah, Fidyah or Kaffarah.

MiN uses your donations to provide wholesome and nutritious hot meals to impoverished families, children and orphans for their Suhoor and Iftar during the month of Ramadan in the most poverty-stricken areas.We work with our existing partners on the ground in Syria, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Gaza and Yemen to prepare and distribute the meals.

In Syria, Pakistan and Bangladesh, a single meal costs £1; in Gaza, its £2 for each meal and £4 in Yemen for each meal.

Pay Fidyah and Kaffarah

There are two types of payments due for each day of fasting that is missed:

  • For any days missed through necessity, Fidyah is payable
  • For any days missed unnecessarily, Kaffarah is payable

What is Fidyah?

For those who cannot fast due to ill health or old age and cannot make up the fast afterwards, they are required to feed a poor person for one day, this payment is called Fidyah.

How much payable?

The current rate at which this is payable is £1 for two meals each day to feed someone in Syria, Pakistan and Bangladesh. If one were to miss all 30 fasts during Ramadan, their Fidyah amount would total £60 and give one person two meals a day for 30 days.

What is Kaffarah

Kaffarah is paid by those who deliberately miss or break a fast in the month of Ramadan without a valid reason.

The Required Payment

To atone for the missed/broken fast, a person must either fast continuously for 60 days, or provide 60 poor people with two meals a day. The cost to feed a single person is dependent on the country they reside in. If the cost to feed one person for a day in a specific country was £2 (£1 per meal), it would cost an individual making a Kaffarah payment £120 for each fast missed/broken.

  • Donations specified for administration. This ensures the 100% donations policy is maintained.
  • Clothing banks are a great source of income for the charity. All the proceeds from the sales of clothes received, not in a re-useable/donate-able state are sold to help cover the administration costs of the charity. This is vital in allowing Muslims In Need to maintain its 100% donations policy.
  • Tax reclaimed from the UK government’s Gift Aid scheme. This allows taxpayers to increase the value of their donation by 25%. This additional money is allocated to the charity’s administration fund.

The table below gives further examples.

Country Number of Fasts Missed/Broken Fidyah To Be Paid Kaffarah To Be paid
Yemen 1 £8 £480
Gaza 1 £4 £240
Syria, Bangladesh & Pakistan 1 £2 £120