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Deliver an unforgettable Eid

TO THOSE OFTEN FORGOTTEN

"Every nation has its festival, and this is your festival. (Abu Dawud) "


No doubt, Eid is an occasion for joy- a divine gift to ensure the community unites together under a banner of celebration and happiness. For most of us, Eid is all about loved ones, family traditions, new clothes and gifts. Families unite and laughter fills the air, but for those mothers struggling alone to fend for their children, there is little room for cheer. Facing another Eid without their husband and father, loneliness, depression and exhaustion can overcome the joy of Eid.

This festival should be all the more special for families who live through extraordinary stress throughout the year. As hard as it is to imagine however, for many families, Eid is actually considered a day to dread. The reality of absent loved ones, of being isolated from the community and alone on this joyous occasion, of simply not being able to afford to exchange gifts and buy new clothes to instill some happiness in their children hit home harder.

We may not be able to solve every family’s problems, but we can show Muslim families and children in the UK that Eid can still be a day of joy. We can remind them that they are remembered and beloved members of the Ummah. This Eid ul Adha, let us unite to revive the joy of Eid to every Muslim’s home; our HHUGS families being no exception. You can help create memories for children to cherish for years to come- a much needed respite amongst the strains and uncertainty of daily life.

Here are the ways you can contribute to the serious business of spreading the fun, sparkle and delight to Muslim families who will appreciate this blessed day all the more.

Revive the joy of Eid for those who dread spending this day of celebration alone.

Ways to deliver the joy to every Muslim child

“The most beloved deed to Allah is to make a Muslim happy.” (at-Tabarani)

Eid gifts for a family £50

Just as we put together lists of presents for our friends and families, show that little bit of love for the HHUGs family children this Eid. We all love a thoughtful present and the joy it will bring for the children who get by on so little is a beautiful investment to make.

“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.”

Family prison visit for Eid £50

We often take it for granted that we will see our relatives on Eid. When prisons are far away, visiting times limited and transport means hard to come by- visiting your loved one is prison can be a stressful affair. Often times, families have to cancel the few opportunities they are given to even see one another because of the high cost of arranging a vehicle and driver for multiple visitors (including children). Donating towards an Eid prison visit will enable a family to physically see one another and have the in-person interaction to mark this blessed occasion.

"We often take it for granted that we can see our loved ones on Eid...Even if it was the weekend after Eid that day would feel like Eid. Alhamdulillah we were able to see our relatives and spend time with them even if for only about 90 mins."

Celebrate Together £350

Our HHUGS Eid parties play a crucial part in uniting people who spend Eid alone and without anybody to celebrate with. Enabling us to host an Eid celebration brings together families who would otherwise have no plans for the day and brings special delight to children who now have something to look forward to. Your donation will cover the cost of venue hire, catering and activities for children ranging from face-painters, bouncy castles and entertainers for the day.

In times when such ‘luxuries’ such as parties are rare, we can show others that through Eid, Allah truly gives us cause for joy.

“Every Eid, there is a party. On Eid Al Adha I received Qurbani meat. These gatherings and parties are nice because you get together with other families. It makes you realise it’s not only you going through that struggle. There are other husbands and sons that are going through what my husband is going through and other mothers and wives enduring what I'm enduring. They support each other. It makes me feel like I’m not alone.”