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What happens during Qurbani

Penny Appeal prides utmost care in ensuring that the selection and slaughter of animals is done with utmost dignity and mercy, and in compliance with Islamic standards which ensures that no animal suffers during the sacrifice. Once the animal is slaughtered, at least one third of the meat from the animal must go to poor or vulnerable people. Traditionally, a Muslim would keep one third of the meat for their family and give the final third to their neighbours.

Beneficiaries from meat parcels are carefully selected by our teams on the ground- including widowed women, orphaned children, refugees and poor, elderly or disabled people. For many, meat is a luxury.

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Their meat will not reach Allah, nor will their blood, but what reaches Him is piety from you. “Thus have We subjected them to you that you may glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and give good tidings to the doers of good.” (Surah Hajj:37)

What is Qurbani.

The word means sacrifice, and the festival of Eid ul Adha is centered around the significance of sacrifice by worshippers as an act of obedience to God.

The Story of Qurbani.

Prophet Ibrahim/Abraham, dreamt that God ordered him to sacrifice his only son, Ismail/ Ishmael. In his devotion to God, Ibrahim/Abraham decided to follow his dream. God intervened and sent a sheep to be sacrificed in his son’s place. The act of sacrifice of his son as an act of piety signifies the essence of Qurbani, despite the loss it would have caused him.