Ramadan is almost here and the race to Jannah has just stepped up a notch. But, have you got what it takes? The believers are pumped and ready, the rewards will be pouring down like rain and they’re easy to catch. The competition is about to be in full swing!
The Prophet (saw) said: “Whoever draws near to Allah during it (Ramadan) with a single characteristic from the characteristics of (voluntary) goodness, he is like whoever performs an obligatory act in other times. And whoever performs an obligatory act during it, he is like whoever performed seventy obligatory acts in other times.” *
With 70 good deeds going for the price of 1, there’s no way you’re getting left behind, right? Well, you better make sure of it. In this month, if you snooze, you lose!
So, wake up and grab this opportunity to secure a mountain of good deeds by being one of HHUGS’ 100 winners and registering for our £100K Ramadan challenge.
What is the challenge?
It’s pretty simple. We need 100 winners to raise either £1,000 or £100 each this Ramadan. All your hard work will not only be counted as good deeds, allowing you to cover some much needed ground in the race to Jannah, but it will also help us to restore hope and dignity to over 150 households impacted by the detention of a loved one.
What’s in it for me?
On every day, charity is due on each of our joints. That’s an even greater priority for us in Ramadan, the month in which we’re desperate for His Mercy and to be amongst those freed from the Fire, the month in which the Prophet (saw) was at his most generous and undoubtedly the best time of the year to give.
Whilst we strive our best to fast the long days in the Summer heat, we inevitably fall short, but charity helps to patch up these shortcomings.
You may not have huge sums of money to give, but this challenge provides a golden opportunity for any individual to make a difference – whether you’re blessed with disposable income or otherwise.
What’s more, you’ll be rewarded for whatever your friends donate, without decreasing in their reward in the least.
“Whoever guides someone to virtue will be rewarded equivalent to him who practices that good action.” [Bukhari].
How can I raise the money?
£100 may seem daunting at first, but it’s really as simple as getting 10 friends donating £10, or 20 friends to give £5.
If that seems a piece of cake, you can set your heights on £1000 – that’s 20 friends donating £50.
The good thing is, there are so many ways to raise funds and Muslims are usually at their most generous during this holy month! So, this challenge is going to be easy. Check out our Fundraising Toolkit for a complete A-Z of unique fundraising ideas, simple steps to fundraising success, how to stay safe and more!
You can also set up a JustGiving page ( https://www.justgiving.com/hhugs) to collect your funds, or to make it that much easier, we can do that for you and even create a text giving code so that your friends and family can donate via SMS.
Remember to promote your JustGiving page through all your networks – be it email, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, SMS, Instagram, or Snapchat!
If you’re not so social media savvy and prefer more traditional methods, you can simply request a penny box by calling 0207 733 2104 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to be a winner – how do I get involved?
If you want to be a winner all you have to do is register your participation here:
Once you have made your page, join our Team page here
What if I don’t reach my target?
We’re confident with a bit of effort and with the help of Allah, you’ll easily raise whatever amount you set yourself.
When you purify your intention, tie your camel by making the effort, say Bismillah and make du’a that Allah blesses your efforts – have hope and trust in
Him and you’ll surpass your target in no time.
If you’ve tried your best and ultimately don’t reach your target, then all is far from lost – you’ll be rewarded for whatever you do manage to raise and more than that, rewarded for your intentions in the best time of the year to give charity; so aim high, you won’t be disappointed and you’ve got nothing to lose!
Now, before you race off, make sure to spread the word and lead others towards goodness. Allah (swt) says:
Indeed, mankind is in loss,
Except for those who believe and do righteous deeds and advise each other to truth and advise each other to patience.
*[Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, no. 1887]