When the Messenger (PBUH) was asked what Qurbani is, he answered, “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim. For every hair of the Qurbani you receive a reward from Allah.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
With skyrocketing food prices, one in ten people will go to bed hungry tonight – that’s 811 million people without enough food to eat. And as millions of people endure displacement and conflict, only made worse by the rising cost of living across the world.
Across the globe, the cost of living is soaring as a hunger crisis hits the most vulnerable. Your Qurbani is more vital than ever, a true lifeline to those struggling for every single meal, offering hundreds of thousands of blessings to each person who gives.
This Eid al-Adha, share the blessings of Eid with the Ummah by performing a Qurbani sacrifice, from just €40, which will provide an average of 4 kilograms of meat to 4 vulnerable families.
We’re working in 12 countries around the world, supporting communities facing war, displacement, climate disasters, and marginalisation.
For many, the Qurbani sacrifice is considered a duty for all adult Muslims who qualify for Zakat, but it’s certainly encouraged and greatly rewarded for all who are able to give, with every single hair on the sacrificed animal providing blessings to those who give.
Same quality Qurbani, affordable options
Despite rising costs, we know times are tough, so we’ve committed to maintaining the cost of our India Qurbani this year - the cheapest one we offer at just €40 - without raising any prices to reflect our growing costs.
We’ve not changed the cost or the quality! It’s still our same fresh, nutritious Qurbani from well-cared-for animals, which we deliver to the most vulnerable communities.
If you can’t afford to give a full Qurbani donation, you can still reap the blessings of Dhul Hijjah by donating any amount to our Qurbani Fund, which we’ll pool with other donations to ensure that you still contribute to the sacrifice of Eid al-Adha.
Give whatever you can, and reap the rewards of these blessed 10 days.
The prophetic legacy
“There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” (Bukhari)
Each year, the blessed month of Dhul Hijjah reminds us of the love, obedience, and sacrifice of our prophets.
After a lifetime of longing for a child, Ibrahim (AS) was asked to sacrifice his beloved son, Ismail, for the sake of Allah. But Allah spared Ismail at the last minute, and a ram was sacrificed in his place.
Muhammad (PBUH) sacrificed his needs for the good of the Ummah and cemented Ibrahim’s legacy by sacrificing an animal during Dhul-Hijjah.
Give a second Qurbani for the Ummah or the deceased
Did you know, that each Eid, the Messenger (PBUH) sacrificed a second animal which he dedicated to those in the Ummah who couldn’t afford to give? This act of mercy allowed his community to share in the blessings of Eid.
“The Prophet (PBUH) sacrificed for the one who could not sacrifice from his Ummah, one who bore witness to the Oneness of Allah and [his] Prophethood”. (Ahmad)
Revive this Sunnah, and dedicate a second Qurbani to vulnerable Muslims, while doubling the impact and joy you give this Eid.
You can also give a second Qurbani on behalf of those you have lost and who are unable to perform their Qurbani this year – a beautiful way to commemorate and remember them.
Please note: In the rare event of a country quota being filled, we may divert your donations to other locations. If no sheep/goats are available, a share of a cow will be used.
Qurbani (or ‘Udhiya’, an Arabic word meaning ‘blood sacrifice’) is the sacrifice of an animal for the glorification of Allah. The word Qurbani comes from ‘Qurban’, an Arabic term that means an act performed to seek God’s pleasure. A minimum of one-third of the meat must go to poor or vulnerable people, and traditionally, the remaining two-thirds are split between the donor’s family and neighbourhood. In the UK, many people choose to perform their Qurbani in poorer countries, where the entirety of their donation goes to vulnerable people so their donation can have the greatest impact.
Each year, Muslims reflect the obedience of the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) by making an animal sacrifice to the glory of God. In a dream, Allah commanded Ibrahim to sacrifice his only son Ismail (AS).
Although Ibrahim loved Ismail very much, he was willing to give him up in devotion to Allah. At the last minute, Allah spared the life of Ismail and sent a ram to be sacrificed instead.
Qurbani is an act of worship and charity that was continued by the Messenger (PBUH) who said, “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim. For every hair of the Qurbani you receive a reward from Allah.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
To this day, Qurbani is performed in honour of the Prophet Ibrahim’s surrender to the will of Allah. When we offer our Qurbani, we prove that we too are completely obedient to God and His commands.
Qurbani is incumbent upon all sane adults who have wealth in excess of their needs, according to most schools of thought. This usually means that anyone who is eligible to pay Zakat must also perform Qurbani.
You can make your Qurbani payment anytime from the start of the month of Dhul Hijjah – which will likely begin on 11 July (depending on the sighting of the moon) – until maghrib on the second day of Eid al-Adha. But the sooner we receive your donation, the better chance we have of ensuring that the people we support will have their meat in time to celebrate Eid al-Adha.
According to certain sources, the act of Qurbani is best performed directly once Eid prayers are over.
For your Qurbani to be accepted, it must be performed between the first and fourth days of Eid al-Adha.
The animals commonly used for Qurbani are sheep, cows, goats and camels. They can be male or female but must be in good health and free from any injuries. The goats and sheep must be at least one year old, cattle, two years, and camels, five years old.
When the Messenger (PBUH) was asked what Qurbani is, he answered, “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim. For every hair of the Qurbani, you receive a reward from Allah.”Al-Tirmidhi