Dear HOPE Friends,
💝 The Best Days of the Year are Almost Here!
🎇 According to the Prophet ﷺ the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah are equal to the last 10 nights of Ramadan in terms of significance!
This year, Dhul-Hijjah will begin approximately June 19, 2023 (technically at Maghrib on June 18th, 2023).
✅ Below are some beloved deeds we are encouraged to perform during these special days:
Fast the first 9 days if possible, but especially on the day of Arafah (most likely June 27, 2023): “Fasting on the day of Arafah is an expiation for the preceding year and the following year.” [Sahih Muslim]
🔶 Recite Zhikr:
Recite tasbeeh [SubhanAllah (سُـبْحانَ الله)], tahmeed [Alhumdolillah (ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّٰهِ)], tahleel [La illaha illa-llah (لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا ٱللَّٰهُ)], and takbeer [Allahu akbar (اللّٰهُ أَكْبَر)] sincerely and as often as you can.
🔶 Give Charity:
Give Sadaqa to those less fortunate.
🔶 Read Quran:
Increase your recitation and understanding of the Book of Allah ﷻ.
🔶 Perform Qurbani:
Honor the Sunnah of our great father, Ibrahim عليهالسلام by sacrificing an animal. Qurbani meat is usually distributed as 1/3 to you and your family, 1/3 to family and friends, 1/3 to the poor.
🤝 Join HOPE UK's efforts to share the gift of Qurbani with those less fortunate!
HOPE UK 2023 Qurbani Rates:
🐐 1 Goat (Feeds 20): £182
🐄 1 Cow Share (Feeds 14): £101
🐄 Full Cow (7 Shares - Feeds 100): £705
👇 Here's How You Can Partake in HOPE UK's Qurbani Distribution for the Needy in Underserved Neighborhoods Throughout Pakistan: 🔹 Website: https://www.hopecharitiesuk.org (Select a Qurbani option from the dropdown menu.)
🔹 Mail a Cheque: HOPE Charities UK, 12 Brantingham Road, Elloughton, HU15 1Hx (Be sure to include a memo for Qurbani and your email address for a tax-receipt.)
🔹 Bank Transfer: | Bank Name: Barclays Bank Plc. | Account No: 23930904 | Sort Code: 20-26-46 | Swift Code: BARCGB22 | IBAN: GB37-BARC-2026-4623-9309-04 | Routing No (only required for US donors): 026002574 | (Be sure to include a memo for Qurbani and your email address for a tax-receipt.)
🔹 LaunchGood Campaign: launchgood.com/2023Qurbani ✨ May Allah ﷻ bestow His blessings upon you and your families during these special days and all year-round! Ameen!
The HOPE UK Team 🇬🇧 🇵🇰