Prayer Times for
Abu Huraira Center (AHC)
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Considering to Sacrifice this Year?
Qurbani Sacrifice
The Best Days Of The Year!
He said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.”
Maximizing Your Rewards
Fasting on the Day of Arafah is highly recommended, as it is a day on which Allah frees many from the Fire. It is a time when Allah draws near and answers prayers. The best supplication on this day is:
"There is no god worthy of worship except Allah, alone, without a partner. To Him belongs dominion and to Him belongs praise, and He is over all things competent."
The Prophet said: “Anyone who fasts for one day for Allah’s pleasure, Allah will keep his face away from the (Hell) fire for (a distance covered by a journey of) seventy years.”
(Bukhari, Muslim).
Qurbani / Odhiya
“The Prophet lived in Madinah for ten years and every year (during Dhul-Hijjah) he slaughtered an animal.”
(Ahmad-Saheeh by al-Albaani).
Sincere Repentance
Allah Almighty says, “But as for him who repented, believed and did righteous deeds, then he will be among those who are successful.”
(Al-Qasas 28:67)
Night Prayer
Allah Almighty calls out to His servants in the latter part of the night: “Is there anyone to invoke Me, so that I may respond to his invocation? Is there anyone to ask Me, so that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone seeking My forgiveness, so that I may forgive him?”
(Bukhaari, Muslim)
Your Sadaqah will be Amplified
The Prophet said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be their charity.”
Performing Dhikr and Takbeer
The Prophet said: “There are no days on which good deeds are greater or more beloved to Allah than on these ten days, so recite much Tahleel (saying Laa ilaaha ill-Allah), Takbeer (saying Allahu Akbar) and Tahmeed (saying Alhamdu Lillaah).”
(Musnad Imam Ahmed).
Quran Recitation
The Prophet said: “Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.”
Support Our Cause
Please consider making a donation to support our efforts in promoting the virtues of Dhul-Hijjah and organizing community events. Your contribution will help us continue spreading the message of faith and devotion.
Kinship and Parental Relation
Allah almighty said: “And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], “uff,” and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word. And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say, “My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small.”
Virtue of the first 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah
The first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are often referred to as the best ten days of the year, and a second chance after Ramadan. For those of us not performing the Hajj pilgrimage this year, this is still a great time of blessing and immense reward.
Allah says: “By the dawn; And [by] the ten nights.”
According to many scholars of the Qur’an, the days mentioned as significant enough for Allah to swear by them are the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.
Our Prophet said:“There are no days that are greater before Allah or in which good deeds are more beloved to Him, than these ten days, so recite a great deal of tahleel, takbeer and tahmeed during them.”
Qurbani Donation Online 2024
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Time is of the Essence, Qurbani 2024
Allah All Mighty says in the Holy Quran: “In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy: therein let them rejoice.” (Yunus 10:58).
This blessed month you have a unique opportunity to invite families from regions in crisis to your celebration, transforming their Eid from ruins to rejoice. The act of bringing a smile to the faces of our brothers and sisters is worth the weight of mountains.
And all it takes is $80.
Dhul Hijjah and Eid ul Adha are almost here. Families from Yemen, Bangladesh, and Gaza are knocking at your door. They want to celebrate Eid with you.
Will you answer?
Children will experience the joy of picking new outfits, tasting the sweetness of candy, and savouring the tenderness of the meat.
Don’t limit yourself to only giving your Qurbani — that extra little donation is the difference between a meal and a celebration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Qurbani?
Qurbani, also known as Udhiyah, is a significant religious practice observed by Muslims worldwide.
It refers to the act of sacrificing an animal during the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah, specifically on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, which commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God.
Financially capable Muslims are encouraged to perform Qurbani as a symbol of devotion, gratitude, and charity.
The sacrifice is typically carried out by slaughtering livestock such as sheep, goat, cow, or camel.
The meat from the Qurbani animal is then distributed among family, friends, and the less fortunate, ensuring that everyone can partake in the joyous celebration and experience the spirit of generosity and unity that defines this important Islamic tradition.
The word Qurbani itself translates as ‘nearness,’ and through it Muslims are able to draw closer to their Lord.
Is Qurbani Mandatory?
The Prophet (saw) said, ‘The first thing we will do on this day of ours, is to offer the (Eid) prayer and then return to make the sacrifice. Whoever does so, he acted according to our Sunnah…’ (Bukhari)
So, is it only a Sunnah and not a fard?
The Hanafi school states that any adult, sane Muslim who possesses the minimum amount (the Nisab) must sacrifice and donate Qurbani. In short, if you are eligible to pay Zakat because you possessed more than the Nisab, you need to offer a sacrifice (Qurbani or Udhiya).
The Maliki and Hanbali schools state that the person responsible for the household can make the sacrifice or Udhiya or Qurbani on behalf of the members in their immediate household.
However, if you live in a household where more than one person possesses more than the Nisab amount and pays their own Zakat, then the best and safest option is for all those who pay Zakat to offer their own sacrifice or Udhiya or Qurbani.
How Soon Can I Donate?
You can make your donation as early as you would like to. Do not delay your donation – it is better to be earlier than it is to be late! Nevertheless, you can make payments right up until the end of the second day after Eid (before Maghrib).
When is the Udhiya performed?
The slaughter will take place on one of the three days of Eid. If you pay for your Qurbani on the second or third day of Eid, the Udhiya will still be carried out on one of the days of Eid.
How is the Meat Distributed?
The meat is distributed freshly cut to families. The weight distributed per family depends on the size of the family.
What if I can't Afford Qurbani?
If you cannot afford it (you don’t have more then the Nisab amount), then you are excused from making the sacrifice.
What Animals are Sacrificed?
  • Sheep and goats are at least one year in age (enough for one person’s Qurbani).
  • Cows or buffalo at least two years in age (enough for seven people’s Qurbani).
  • Camels of at least five years of age (enough for seven people’s Qurbani).
In addition, all animals must be healthy and free of disease, including the following conditions:
  • They must not be blind, one-eyed or have lost a third (or more) of their sight.
  • They cannot be missing a third (or more) of their ear or tail, either through loss or since birth.
  • Their horn(s) cannot be broken off from their root.
  • They must not have a lame leg that is sufficiently weak that they are unable to walk on it.
  • They cannot be excessively thin or lean.
  • They must be able to walk themselves to the site of the slaughter.
  • They cannot be toothless or missing over half their teeth.
There is no preference between male or female Qurbani animals..
How are the Animals Treated?
The animals are treated gently and with care. Read our blog here to learn more about how animals are treated in the process.
What if I Have Missed Qurbani?
If you have missed Qurbani in a previous year, you can make it up this year by sacrificing an extra animal. Simply calculate how many years you’ve missed and you will know how many animals you need to sacrifice.
Until When Should I Avoid Cutting My Hair and Nails?
It is highly recommended not to cut your hair or nails until the sacrifice of your Qurbani animal. The Prophet (saw) said, ‘When the ten days (of Dhul Hijjah) start, and one of you intends to sacrifice, then let him not cut his hair or his nails.’ (Muslim)
Should I provide Names of All the People Who Are Giving the Qurbani?
When performing the Qurbani, the names of the people should be mentioned after mentioning Allah’s name and glorifying him.
Why Can't I Choose the Country I Want to Give to?
To ensure that all those in need in a particular region are looked after on Eid, we distribute the Udhiya in accordance with the needs of each region throughout the continent.
What is Prophetic Qurbani?
“The Prophet ﷺ sacrificed for the one who could not sacrifice from his Ummah, one who bore witness to the Oneness of Allah and [his] Prophethood.” [Tabarani and Ahmad] After fulfilling his personal obligation, the Prophet ﷺ sacrificed an additional Udhiya/Qurbani in the name of the Muslims who could not afford to do so. Revive this forgotten Sunnah and provide more families and their children with a piece of joy on Eid ul Adha and facilitate a day of celebration for them.
Stand With Palestine
The Palestinian people of Gaza have recently been facing violence, demolition of homes, mosques, and schools. With ongoing conflict, political instability, and economic hardship, the Palestinian people require urgent humanitarian aid to address their basic needs, including food, clean water, healthcare, and shelter.
Donate now make a difference!
The Situation and Our Response
The Gaza Strip remains a battleground for ongoing conflict, while innocent civilians endure the brunt of the violence.
Recently, escalations of violence have caused destruction and damage to numerous homes, worsening the humanitarian crisis. This dire situation underscores the urgent need for humanitarian aid to provide food, clean water, healthcare, and shelter to those innocently caught in the conflict.
Now with the arrival of cold winter months, the situation is exacerbated further.
Human Concern International is on the ground, striving to alleviate the suffering of those innocently caught in the conflict.
A needs assessment will determine the extent of the disaster and identify the short and long-term needs of the affected people, as well as the beneficiaries, for HCI’s assistance.
Human Concern International is on the ground, doing what we can to make a difference.
A needs assessment will determine the extent of the disaster and identify the short and long-term needs of the affected people, as well as the beneficiaries, for HCI’s assistance.
The relief effort comprises three phases:
  1. Emergency Relief provides basic necessities and healthcare;
  2. Early Recovery focuses on rebuilding permanent housing and supporting education;
  3. Community Development involves restoring health systems, providing psychosocial support, and rebuilding infrastructure and social systems.
Human Concern International is comitting to sponsoring 300+ orphans for 5 years.
HCI calls on the community to raise $1.2 million to support 300 children in Gaza for the next five years. The children who end up surviving this war will need immediate attention and support. HCI will provide each child with psychological support, medical attention, food, and shelter. Most importantly, we aim to ensure that children are ready to go back to school. We cannot lose an entire generation to war.

Frequently Asked Questions

What programs does HCI operate on the ground in Gaza?
  • HCI operates four kitchens in Gaza providing 7,000 daily cooked iftar meals. The kitchens are located in North Gaza, Deir El Balah, and Rafah. Since the start of Ramadan, HCI has distributed over 120,000 meals.
  • HCI runs a medical clinic in Rafah, offering primary care and specialized services in partnership with MedGlobal, treating 700 – 800 patients daily. The services include pediatrics, maternal health, wound care, and acute trauma stabilization services during the afternoon shift at the PHC.
  • To date, HCI successfully transported food packages and essential medical supplies through six trucks via the Egypt border, distributing essential items to hospitals. These supplies include sterile gloves, bandages, wound dressings, syringes, local anesthesia and other medical consumables.
How is HCI managing to deliver hot meals to Gaza given current challenges?
  • HCI through its years of humanitarian work in Gaza has built several strong partnerships and connections with vendors, local NGOs, community members, and volunteers. With these contacts and connections, we can find sources and procure goods and services locally.
  • Despite the blockade on aid, commercial trucks are allowed to enter Gaza, supplying goods for NGOs and locals. HCI sources most products locally for its hot meals program using donations raised, with a portion from HCI trucks passing through the Rafah border crossing.
  • Additionally, HCI is exploring collaborations with Jordanians to utilize secured shipping routes for food supply delivery to Gaza.
How is HCI getting money into Gaza?
  • Most of the suppliers, primarily based in the West Bank or other countries like Turkey, allow our local partners to make payments directly to their bank accounts as requested.
    In situations of emergencies, it’s common practice to purchase urgently needed items on a credit basis.
  • Suppliers are understanding and willing to accept payments as the situation stabilizes.
  • In cases where suppliers only have bank accounts in Gaza, we maintain clear books and records with our partners, ensuring outstanding sums are tracked and settled once the war ends.
How is HCI procuring goods under a blockade?
  • In the past few weeks, fewer trucks have managed to reach Gaza. Last December, three of HCI’s trucks successfully shipped and crossed into Gaza, and three more were cleared and entered Gaza on March 21st.
  • This highlights the arduous and painstaking procedure that trucks must undergo to obtain authorization for entry into Gaza. That’s why we are working tirelessly to explore all alternative routes to deliver as much aid as possible to Gaza.
How can HCI extend Support beyond Gaza?
  • In Turkey and Egypt, we’re sponsoring children evacuated from Gaza for medical treatment. Currently, they’re provided one hotel room and three meals by the government during initial treatment, with no follow-up care or cash allowances. HCI is fundraising to cover follow-up medical treatment (prosthetics, therapies, surgeries), sustainable housing, and cash allowances for these children.
  • We’re part of a coalition supporting Palestinians evacuated from Gaza and relocating to Canada. We provide comprehensive support, including shelter, necessities like home and food supplies, as well as medical assistance, including mental health and trauma recovery services.
Will I get a profile of the child I sponsor?

This is a community wide initiative, so there will not be profiles provided to individual donors. Instead, you will receive updates on the overall program and its impact.

When will the children receive the aid?

At the moment, we continue to help everyone in need, including children, through our first phase of relief work. This sponsorship project will be the immediate second phase of our relief work. It will address the urgent needs, as well as take care of the long-term needs of the children. The result will start as soon as a ceasefire is reached..

How will I know that the donation has reached the children?

We will share photos and videos of our activities with the children.

Do you have a team on the ground in Gaza?

Yes, we work with multiple partners on the ground. They have experience and expertise in running programs and activities with a focused on children and their wellbeing.

Can I adopt a child from Gaza?

HCI does not facilitate a service for adoption of children.

How long has HCI operated in Gaza for?

Human Concern International (HCI) has been operating in Gaza since 2000. We have operations across different sectors, including monthly food aid, emergency response, WASH, health, and education. We work with reputable partners that have the capacity and ability to provide timely assistance to people in need. We understand there are questions about delivering aid in these highly challenging times. The blockades and lack of humanitarian access are impeding the ability of many NGOs to provide help. HCI can manoeuvre around these challenges, for the time being, by working with partners that have access to funds and supplies inside Gaza.

What is the situation on the ground related to the electricity being cut off?
  • There are a few NGOs on the ground that have been working to establish alternative systems like solar and communal charging stations.
  • Some households also have gas-powered generators, solar panels, and power banks. While these are not permanent solutions, they are keeping communications alive.
  • The WHO and health cluster, in coordination with the active human rights organizations, are advocating for a humanitarian corridor through the Egyptian-Palestinian borders to enable the aid to enter Gaza.
How is HCI managing the lack of electricity in Gaza?
  • We are not taking our team on the ground for granted. They are affected and are accessing power supplies wherever possible using solar power banks and generators. Some staff are accessing power at hospitals and other places where generators exist.
  • We have also been working to access more fuel for generators alongside the WHO and health cluster to continue to power hospitals.
  • Our team at the moment is using funds and supplies that are already inside Gaza.
How is HCI procuring items under a blockade?

We have long-term relationships with our local partners who have warehouses and stocked items as part of the continued relief efforts in Gaza. They are also working with existing suppliers. We are ready to respond with additional supplies when the border crossing in Egypt is restored fully.

How is HCI facilitating communication with the team in Gaza?

At the moment, we are using WhatsApp for communication, which is encrypted and accessible. Our staff on the ground are updating us constantly. In the unlikely event that our staff cannot charge their devices, and all hospitals and emergency shelters at schools, no longer have any fuel to run their generators, this would constitute a a catastrophic situation where all aid delivery would come to an end, including that being provided by the UN agency. This is why advocacy is essential. Contact your Member of Parliament and let your voice be heard. Click here to send a letter to your member of Parliament.

What kind of shelter is HCI providing in Gaza?

Families are sheltering with their family members, within UNRWA schools, and in the masjids. The shelter items that HCI has procured including blankets, pillows, and mattresses will be delivered to the UNRWA schools as the safest shelter currently.