“Ramadan is an honourable and blessed month, and the rewards for generosity are multiplied in it.”
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims won't eat or drink during the hours of daylight, which is called fasting. Ramadan is also a time for Muslims to practice good deeds, including giving to charity.

Giving to NorthCare Charity this Ramadan

NorthCare Charity supports staff, patients and their families across our hospitals and community services in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Salford. We ensure colleagues can go above and beyond the NHS standard with life-changing equipment, education and training, research, and wellbeing support. Your donations will support local people to receive the best care in our hospitals and in the community, and support our amazing staff who work tirelessly to keep them well.

Ways to donate

To get started, contact our Community Fundraising Officer, Lisa Halden (lisa.halden@nca.nhs.uk, 07519 604686)

Types of charitable giving

In Islam, one of the Pillars of Islam is Zakat, a compulsory tax that each eligible Muslim pays on their wealth (2.5%).  Zakat is often paid by Muslims in Ramadan, as it's the month of greatest reward.

Sadaqah is an act of kindness that you donate. For example, it can be anything from money to your time towards helping a cause. Sadaqah Jariyah is a long-term kindness that accrues ongoing rewards. So when someone performs an act of  Sadaqah Jariyah, they are rewarded for the act, and rewarded everytime someone benefits from their donation. This is why NorthCare Charity's projects can be considered sadaqah jariyah, as they will continue to benefit staff, patients and their families for years to come.

Lillah means ‘for Allah’, which means that this type of charity is given solely for the sake of God. This type of charity is given to institutions as opposed to individuals; for example, it can be given to an orphanage, mosque or hospital.