Ramadan in Riyadh – How YOU Can Help


American Bedu received the following email which she is pleased to pass on towards creating awareness of a need and especially during the Holy month of Ramadan:


Asalamu Alaykum,


Below is some info about a project that has been set up. Please help create awareness about it.

Inshallah you are all well.

I would like to let you know about a project that a couple of Expat
English teachers and myself are working on. With Ramadan approaching
alhumdulliah we will be blessed to have ample food for Iftar however there
are some families in certain areas in Riyadh that will not. One of these areas is Al Jaradiyah.


We hope to distribute Ramadan Food parcels to help these families throughout the month of Ramadan. The parcels will be distributing to some of the most needy families that live in Al Jaradiyah. This is an extremely deprived area of Riyadh often described as one of the slums with families who have no source of income, widows and orphans who have largely gone unnoticed.
Each Ramadan Food pack will consist of:

4kg Rice

2kg Flour
Noodles/Soup packet

2L Oil
2 cans of meat (corned beef/tuna)
1 can of vegetable (tomato/corn/peas)
1 packet of biscuits
1 packet of lentils

The cost of each parcel will be approx 80 riyals.

We hope to be able to distribute at least 250 packs this Ramadan. We
will be distributing the first batch on Friday 27th and the second batch
Friday 3rd August.

Help us support these families this year.

How YOU can help:

By donating money towards food packs.

By donating food items

By forwarding this email out to your contacts in Riyadh.


You can also follow the project on our blog:  http://jaradiyahramadhanproject.wordpress.com/ (Photos and updates to be posted up soon inshallah!!)


or join our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AlJaradiyahRamadhanProject

Share your ideas. This is the first Jaridiyah Ramadan Project that we
are carrying out, your ideas and suggestions are welcomed.

Remember these families in your duas and pray that this project is a

For further information or if you would like get involved please let
us know.

Contact: Afsha ( afsha.online@hotmail.com/ 0545760132 or
Naima: naima_kislam@yahoo.co.uk


“Whoever feeds a fasting person will have a reward like that of the fasting person, without any reduction in his reward.” [Tirmidhi]



4 Responses

  1. Mashallah those two sisters n yourself are doing a noble cause! May Allah bless your efforts. It is not uncommon to see the generosity of Saudis mashallah,especially in Ramadan. http://m.theatlanticwire.com/global/2012/07/saudi-arabian-telethoan-raises-32-million-syria/54926/

  2. Thank you so much for the mention! Alhumduliah we have delivered the first batch of food parcels. Some photos are up on our Facebook page. We have had so much support for the project. May Allah reward everyone with goodness for their kindness and generosity.

  3. Mabruk my two sisters, on the progress of your project. May Allah reward your efforts inshaAllah!

  4. A shout out to American Bedu on our latest post about Community Spirit in Riyadh 🙂


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