Aqiqah is an act of showing gratitude to the Creator for His blessings of children. Parents may show this gratitude by sacrificing animals (one for a girl, two for a boy), such as sheep, goat, camels, and inviting the community (including the poor) to share in the joyous occasion.
Parents who are unable to perform Aqiqah themselves, can send money to Hidaya Foundation to sacrifice an animal on their behalf and distribute the meat to the poor.
Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.
Hidaya Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) with FEIN 77-0502583. All cash and in-kind donations are tax deductible. Hidaya puts it’s best effort to utilize the funds donated for a specific project, sometimes circumstances dictate we use funds otherwise.