Sacrifice something you love to raise vital funds for a family in need.
During these blessed 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, HHUGS challenges you to sign up for our sponsored sacrifice.
In honour of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and his willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice, give up something you love to raise £100 for the single mothers and children we support every single day.
Give charity in the 10 days that are more blessed than the last days of Ramadhan!
“There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these 10 days.” – Prophet Muhammad (SAW) (Bukhari)
The challenge is easier than it sounds.
All you have do is ask 10 friends or family members to donate £10 each. You’ll raise £100 before you know it!
Right now, we have 38 fundraisers with a target of £100 or more. All of them are battling their nafs in the name of charity, encouraging others to donate and do good.
“Whoever guides someone to virtue will be rewarded equivalent to him who practices that good action.” – Prophet Muhammad (SAW) (Bukhari)
If you’re ready to raise vital funds for our single mothers and children:
- Sign up here
- Create your fundraising page on JustGiving, MuslimGiving or TotalGiving (if you ask us, we can set this up for you.)
- Ask your loved ones to donate £10 each. (That’s the price of two Starbucks!)
- Share stories and photos of your sacrifice on social media so we can cheer you on!
Are you ready to make a real difference?
If you’re struggling to come up with ideas for your sacrifice, keep reading! We’ve come up with a few to help you.
- Give up junk food for HHUGS
Some studies say that the sugar in junk food is just as addictive as drugs. So if you love your sugar, don’t undermine what a challenging sacrifice this will be!
Even the Sahabah used to sacrifice sugar in worship to Allah (SWT): “Abdullah ibn ‘Umar used to give away sweets in charity saying, ‘I am aware of Allah’s saying; “You shall not attain piety until you spend out of that which is beloved to you’ [3: 92] and Allah knows that I love sweets.’”
Our youngest fundraiser, a little boy, has given up juice!
Others have sacrificed chocolate: “I’ve given up chocolate, so not all sugar, but I was given some Lindt so I’ve had to hide them from myself!” – HHUGS Fundraiser
One fundraiser offers some helpful advice: “Sugar is more addictive than cocaine so we’re going to feel the cravings. Eating natural sweet stuff like fruit or dates will help insha Allah, as will increasing your protein intake with healthy things like nuts and seeds. Zamzam will help too!” – HHUGS Fundraiser
It won’t be easy (“I watched my family eat cheesecake last night,”says another fundraiser) but it will be worth it.
So drop the biscuit and sign up now!
- Give up social media for HHUGS
Since the coming of Snaps, Instagram stories, Facebook likes and Twitter retweets, the world has become obsessed with social media.
Now is your chance to take a step back from it all and immerse yourself in the quiet of Dhul Hijjah.
One of our younger fundraisers has given up Snapchat and selfies; a worthy challenge for the teenagers of today!
If he can do it, so can you! For these last few days, cut your connection with “friends” and “followers” in order to strengthen your connection with Allah (SWT).
Buy yourself a book of dua and replace the endless scrolling with reading. By the end of the 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, you’ll feel like your soul has been revived.
- Give up your mobile for HHUGS
Who isn’t guilty of being a phone addict? In fact, the average Brit is thought to check their phone 28 times a day.
But what if you were to switch off your mobile for a few days?
You could focus on your ibadah and start engaging with the people around you again.
You could pick up a book, listen to some lectures, and learn something new instead of wasting time on your device.
Some of our fundraisers have opted for this sacrifice, with others giving up Netflix, TV or PlayStations.
Whatever you choose to give up, make sure it means something to you. That way, you’ll get the faintest idea of what it was like for Ibrahim (AS) to have to sacrifice his beloved son.
- Give up meat for HHUGS
In the time of the Prophet (SAW), meat was a luxury. It wasn’t part of every meal like it is for us today. In fact, the Prophet (SAW) and the Sahabah (RA) used to go long periods without it, as only the rich could afford to eat it regularly.
If you’re a meat lover, give up meat during these 10 days of Dhul Hijjah. Find your inner vegetarian and get a taste for what life is like when you can’t afford meat.
When you give your Qurbani, it’ll mean more, knowing that your sacrifice is being given to families who limit their own meat intake due to poverty.
And if that sounds too hard, one of our top fundraisers has a tip for you: “Think of all that food you’re going to indulge in on Eid. Me and my friend have already got it planned!”
HHUGS is here to help
Doing a sponsored challenge might seem daunting, but HHUGS will be with you every step of the way.
We’ll send you a fundraising toolkit with templates so you don’t have to write your own fundraising messages, as well as images and videos to support your fundraising drive.
A member of the Salaam Seven: a group of teenage boys from South London who have pledged to raise £10,000 through their sponsored sacrifice, advises that you sign up with friends:
“As someone who has been fundraising for HHUGS for almost five years now, I’ve seen that working in a team to reach your goals is much more productive. For that reason, I decided to create a small group of friends, known as the Salaam Seven – who would fundraise for the sake of Allah (SWT).”
“When it comes to charities, HHUGS is the closest to our hearts. We know people who have been supported by HHUGS in their darkest times, when even their own family members couldn’t support them.
We’ve participated individually in hikes, treks, runs and many more challenges to continue HHUGS’ unique work in supporting forgotten families. There’s no other charity like HHUGS – so if they vanish, those families will be truly forgotten.” – 16-Year-Old Fundraiser
This Dhul Hijjah, hundreds of families who have been affected by UK counter-terror measures and detention are depending on your support.
During these blessed 10 days, support a single mother and her children by sacrificing something you love.