On Eid Ul Adha, which marks the completion of the annual Hajj, the Muslim world celebrates and honours the tradition of the Prophet Ibrahim (Alahi Salaam) by sacrificing an animal and distributing the meat to those in need.
* Includes Syrian refugees in Jordan ** Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh Qurbanis for Pakistan and India can be received until the day of Eid ul Adha. For all other countries, we cannot accept any Qurbani payments after 5pm on the day before Eid ul Adha.
Qurbani is the act of sacrificing a livestock animal. It takes place after Eid-Ul-Adha prayers, marking the conclusion of Hajj. Millions of Muslims around the world honour the tradition of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) by sacrificing an animal and then distributing the meat accordingly. In the UK, many people make a donation to those in need as part of Islamic Help’s Qurbani programme.
Qurbani teaches us obedience, devotion and promotes the idea of helping other Muslim brothers and sisters. The meat from Qurbani is divided into three portions; one for the family, one for the neighbour and one for the poor. Islam preaches about neighbours’ rights and of those who live in poverty. Qurbani, therefore, serves as a means to look out for the poor and the needy.
The Qurbani programme by Islamic Help has been designed from the ground up, based on the teachings of Qurbani. As per the programme, Islamic Help undertakes the responsibility of distributing fresh meat in some of the most vulnerable regions in the world. These packages provide each household with enough meat to last a whole week
Last year was a very successful year for us. Our team of volunteers distributed Qurbani meat to a record of over 150,000 people in some of the world’s poorest regions. In Palestine, we distributed fresh and canned meat, door to door, to the people of Gaza.
Get Involved with Qurbani This Year
This year Islamic Help plans to continue the success of the Qurbani programme and reach yet more people, with a particular focus on different countries in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
Get involved in a good cause that can change people’s lives. Make your Qurbani donation today!