Zakat Foundation’s annual gifts to the poor in Ramadan — Iftar meals throughout the entirety of the fasting month — supplies an important, dependable source of food-security for thousands. At the time of Hajj, on the day of Eid al-Adha, Zakat Foundation aid workers oversee the slaughter of locally raised cattle as Udhiyah (Qurbani) sacrifice. They then hand-deliver thousands of pounds of nutritional, protein-rich meat to needful families. This Ramadan-to-Adha period, coming in the last four months of Islam’s lunar calendar year, has become integral to feeding the impoverished in Sri Lanka.
Zakat Foundation in Sri Lanka
Zakat Foundation of America donors and aid experts have created a critical Orphan Sponsorship Program for this country of nearly 23 million, 10% of whom are a vulnerable Muslim community, subject to oppression. Our Seasonal Islamic Giving supplies an important, dependable source of food security.