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Since 2008, Hidaya has performed over 1,000 Aqiqah requests on behalf of our donors to benefit over 10,000 families!


Aqiqah is an act of showing gratitude to the Creator for His Blessings of children. As per the tradition of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and his companions - parents may show this gratitude by sacrificing animals (such as sheep, goats, camels) and prepare a meal from the meat and invite the community, including the poor to share in the joyous occasion.

Parents who are unable to perform Aqiqah themselves, can arrange for Hidaya to sacrifice an animal on their behalf and distribute the meat to the poor.

As per the example of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, Aqiqah for a male child costs $240 for sacrificing 2 goats, and for a female child costs $120 for sacrificing 1 goat.


1 2017 Report
2 2016 Report
3 2015 Report
4 2014 Report
5 2013 Report
6 2012 Report
7 Why Should I Donate for Aqiqah?
8 2009 Report
9 2010 Report
10 2011 Report
11 2008 Update
12 2007 Report
13 What is Aqiqah?

Sitara-e-Isaar Awarded to Hidaya Foundation

The partner organization of Hidaya Trust, Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts of both the organizations during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. It was awarded during a special ceremony held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, DC.

In Keeping with our commitment to the communities in which Hidaya Trust operates, it hires its work force as an equal opportunity employer.  It means that employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, status in the society, ancestry, sex, age, religion, creed and marital status.