With Dhul Hijjah around the corner, the Race to Jannah is back again for our fifth year. The believers are pumped and ready, the competition is about to be in full swing. No hard slog, no need to work up a sweat, no physical exertion involved, it couldn’t be easier. How could you miss out? Eat. Sleep. Fundraise. Repeat.
An opportunity to change lives whilst staying safe and staying home.
No need to relax your social distancing! This Dhul Hijjah save lives whilst staying home and staying safe.
The Prophet ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days (Dhul Hijjah).” [Sunan Ibn Majah]
You might have struggled with the lockdown this year but it’s easy to forget that many families in our midst live like this all year round. You can make a difference to families for whom social distancing and isolation is a norm.
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 £20K Dhull Hijjah challenge.
We’re looking for 100 winners raising either £1,000 or £100 each in the 10 days of Dhul HIjjah. That’s ten friends donating £10 and you’ve reached your target!
We make the page, you promote it, and sit back and witness the generosity of this ummah at its best. It’s as simple as that.
Maybe climbing a mountain, running 10km, or cycling across the country isn’t for you. Unlike other challenges, where you need to exert yourselves physically, or be in a set place at a fixed time, the beauty of the Race to Jannah is that it can be done wherever you are in the world, whatever hour of the day you chose, from the comfort of your own home. No need to compromise if you’re self isolating and practising social distancing, you can save lives whilst staying home. Forget having to arrange child care, taking time off work or cancelling another commitment, this is as simple as it could possibly be.
This year, in Ramadhan those who joined the race with us raised a stupendous £187,000, allowing us to relieve the hardship of hundreds of individuals across the UK!
For the 30 days of Ramadhan, they promoted their fundraising pages by any means – on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, some even getting their parents involved in the fundraising. For many, the target seemed daunting; indeed some had never fundraised before. But with sincere intentions, du’a and the help of Allah they made it: within 48 hours, people with no prior fundraising experience, managed to smash targets of £1000 each. Others went on to raise £50k by themselves. They made images, they made videos; they reached out to friends and family, all in aid of some of the most vulnerable families in the UK.
On every day, charity is due on each of our joints. That’s an even greater priority for us in Dhul Hijjah, where righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah.
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].
Your small but persistent efforts 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 225 households impacted by the detention of a loved one – and all in the best ten days of the year!
£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.
Many participants last year doubted they could raise £300 or £500 but with sincere intentions, du’a and the help of Allah they went to raise £1000 in the space of a few days.
The simplest method is to sign up to our challenge which will automatically create create a crowdfunding page on our leaderboard to collect your funds, or to make it that much easier, we can do that for you! We’re on hand to support and encourage you at every stage, and if you’re not a confident wordsmith, we can provide template messages for you to share if you’re short of ideas. Remember to use all means at your disposal to share your page – WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram and SMS. Some even made videos to encourage people, and got their parents and children to compete with them in the process! Whether you’re a novice or an experienced fundraiser, this method is tried and tested.
If you’re not so social media savvy and prefer more traditional methods, 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 simply request a penny box by calling 0207 733 2104 or emailing [email protected]
We’re confident with a bit of effort and with the help of Allah, you’ll easily raise whatever amount you set yourself. We know from past experience, despite their initial self-doubt, our supporters have achieved great feats and surpassed their expectations.
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.
“Whoever intends to perform a good deed but does not do it, Allah will record it as a complete good deed.” (Bukhari, Muslim)
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! You’ve got nothing to lose!
Now, before you start planting your path to Jannah, be sure to spread the word and lead others towards goodness.
I want to be a winner – how do I get involved?
REGISTER HERE OR CALL 0207 733 2104.