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“Has Allah commanded you to leave us here?” These were the words of a mother abandoned, and Prophet Ibrahim said only, ‘Yes.’ With her baby’s life in the balance, Hajar gazed onto a wilderness, harsh and barren as far as the eye could see, and said: “Then certainly Allah is sufficient for us. He will not abandon us.”
Allah (swt) made Hajar’s (ra) solitary struggle a ritual of the Hajj Pilgrimage practiced for centuries. He rewarded her faith and patience with the pure spring of Zamzam, which continues to quench the thirst of millions. Every Dhul Hijjah, we honour our Mother Hajar and celebrate her strength. But what of the Hajars in our midst today, who are breaking under the weight of burdens similar to hers?
BEST 10 DAYS
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In the first day of Dhul Hijjah, HHUGS gave to me…
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New clothes, gifts and the joy of celebrating together –these are the things all children look forward to on Eid. But children of prisoners have no such hope, and their mothers feel their hurt more acutely. In broken households where food is scarce, children are forced to go without warm clothes in winter, let alone new ones for Eid.
“The children began to feel special after receiving Eid gifts from HHUGS and they also arranged Eid parties we could attend. We finally started to feel more normal, like there were some people who weren’t afraid to associate with us. HHUGS saw us as human beings, not as criminals and terrorists. They treated us as part of the Ummah”
The Best deeds in the sight of Allah… Can’t afford a big donation? The best deeds in the sight of Allah, are those done regularly, however small or simple. Start now, by giving £10 a month, in the best 10 days to give.
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