Qurbani 2018 Donations
“The Prophet (saw) was asked, “What is Qurbani?” and he answered, “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim. For every hair of the Qurbani, you receive a reward from Allah.” Tirmidhi.
Muslims all around the world will soon be coming together to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha. A celebration of sacrifice, it commemorates the completion of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. It is observed through the sacrificial slaughter of animals, known as Qurbani, to honor and commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (as) to sacrifice his son, Ismail (as).
Muslims are expected to sacrifice a healthy sheep, goat, buffalo, or camel during the holy Islamic month of Dul Haji, distributing the meat to feed those in need. Each year, through our partnerships in India, Ethiopia, Syria, and Pakistan, we perform Qurbani and distribute meat packages to areas where the need is greatest, with priority given to the following groups:
- People living in severe poverty
- Families with no ability to produce an income
- Widow headed families
- Female headed families
- Orphan headed families
- The elderly
- People with disabilities
- People suffering from chronic diseases
Qurbani commences on the 10th day of Dhu-al Hajjah after Eid-ul-Adha prayer, and will continue until sunset on the 13th day of Dhu-al Hajjah. We will take the utmost care to ensure that our Qurbani takes place in accordance with Islamic principles.