Qurbani, or Udhiyyah, is the animal sacrifice Muslims make during Eid-al-Adha. It is carried out in the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, Dhul Hijjah, and the meat from the sacrifice is distributed to the poor.
The sacrifice originates with the Prophet Ibrahim who had a dream that God ordered him to sacrifice his son, Ismael. While Ibrahim surrendered to God’s command, God intervened just before he could perform the sacrifice, sending him a ram in Ismael’s place. Today, the continued practice of the ritual of animal sacrifice serves as a reminder of Ibrahim’s obedience to God.
During Qurbani, we'll distribute meat in the many countries we work in.
How to give Qurbani with Human Appeal:
From the donation panel on the right choose the country where you would like your Qurbani to be distributed. We will perform the Qurbani on the morning of Eid. We will give the meat to needy families on the day of Eid-al-Adha, ensuring they also can celebrate Eid-al-Adha.
Case Study: Akbar Jan and her family, Pakistan
Akbar Jan, lives with her two daughters and her ill sister in a small house in Muzzaffrabad, Pakistan. Since losing her husband she has endured enormous hardships: she and her daughters have slowly slipped into dreadful poverty. Worse, their village has been flooded by torrential rains with up to 90 per cent of the houses ruined.
The visit from human appeal was to give them their share of Qurbani. The treat was truly welcome as they hadn’t had even a morsel of meat for the whole year. “I’m so happy to see my family enjoying a good meal after so long,” Akbar says. “It was such a blessing that we received this Qurbani meat in such a respectable manner.”
The photogallery on the right from Lesbos in 2015 shows that even far from their homes children still need to celebrate Eid