Come together to climb together

Come together to climb together

Embodying Unity on Ashura Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram, and falls in the sacred month of Allah.  It is one of the most important days in the Islamic calendar, on which miracles were performed by Allah such as the parting of the Red Sea for Musa (as) and...

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Eid Mubarak from HHUGS!

Eid Mubarak from HHUGS!

TaqabalAllahu minna wa minkum! Wherever you are celebrating, with whomever, we wish you and your loved ones a joyous Eid! On behalf of all the beneficiaries we support, the trustees, staff and volunteers at HHUGS, we pray that the day brings smiles to your face, and...

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Channel your inner Hajar: Courage, Patience and Tawakkul

Channel your inner Hajar: Courage, Patience and Tawakkul

Life isn’t plain sailing; it has its unexpected bumps. When we are disheartened or disappointed, we seek to find comfort in the verse:  But they plan, and Allah plans. And Allah is the best of planners. (Qur’an, 8:30). Although we strive to feel at ease with the...

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Fatherless on Father’s Day

Fatherless on Father’s Day

  The Missing Jigsaw piece You know Father’s Day is near, when ‘You are the world’s greatest Dad’ merchandise fills shelves. For many, it is a day which celebrates strong bonds, and dad jokes, but for others, it is a difficult time; a reminder of loss, separation...

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In her grandmother’s footsteps..

In her grandmother’s footsteps..

Meet Our Teen Volunteer Sister Uzma is one of HHUGS’ most dedicated volunteers. Volunteering with HHUGS, gave Sister Uzma a tremendous sense of purpose, which she now shares with her precious granddaughter. “My grandmother volunteers for HHUGS so I have known about it...

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Baklava, bouncy castles and butterflies..

Baklava, bouncy castles and butterflies..

An Entertaining East London Eid party! He roared, showing off the lion painted on his face. She settled into the chair, trying not to smudge her freshly painted henna. Others slipped off their shoes and rushed onto the bouncy castle, pocketing mouthfuls of air to keep...

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Guardians of the Planet

Guardians of the Planet

World Environment Day The world we live in is a gift. Moisture-laden clouds fill blue skies and welcome us each morning as we rise from our beds sleepy eyed. The fruits we decorate our breakfasts with, the air we breathe, the rain we watch and the snow we play in. The...

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Steadfastness in Shawwal

Steadfastness in Shawwal

5 Tips to Keep Your Ramadhan Spirit Going Strong The blessed days of Ramadhan, and the celebratory days of Eid that followed it, have now passed. Decorations have been taken down, the remaining sweet treats have been consumed, and our Eid outfits have been washed and...

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A Muslim Toolkit for Loneliness

A Muslim Toolkit for Loneliness

Mental Health Awareness Week Yesterday marked the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, whose theme, this year, is loneliness. Although loneliness is not necessarily a mental health problem, the feeling of extended loneliness can have an impact on your mental health....

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