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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 send money to Hidaya Foundation 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 Update
3 2015 Report
4 2012 Report
5 2013 Report
6 2014 Report
7 Why Should I Donate for Aqiqah?
8 2011 Report
9 2010 Report
10 2008 Report
11 2009 Report
12 What is Aqiqah?

Sitara-e-Isaar Awarded to Hidaya Foundation

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.

Combined Federal Campaign

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.