During Qurbani, we remember the act of the Prophet Ibrahim (as) and one of the greatest stories of self-sacrifice and devotion in history; it is a reminder to us all to contribute this Eid; to donate our time, effort or wealth to help those less fortunate than ourselves.
Whether you’re celebrating Eid-al-Adha with your loved ones or joining our pilgrim brothers on the sacred journey to Makkah, make sure you fulfil your obligation this Eid.
This Qurbani we need to do much more, but we need your help and your sacrifice. By donating just £25 you can ensure that a widowed family will receive 100% of the meat from a halal animal sacrificed according to the laws and customs of the islamic sharia law.
Once, our beloved Prophet (saw) was asked, “What is Qurbani?” The Prophet (saw) answered: “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (as). For every hair of the Qurbani you receive a reward from Allah (swt).”
Qurbani is the religious sacrifice of sheep, goats camels and cattle between the 10th and 12th days of Dhul Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar.
It is a sacred act to honour the tradition of the blessed Prophet Ibrahim (as) and Ismail (as) and their story of sacrifice and devotion to Allah (swt).
All Muslim adults who are eligible to pay Zakat must also perform Qurbani.
The tenth day of the month marks the start of Eid al-Adha and the Feast of the Sacrifice, when every strand of hair on the Qurbani delivers a reward from Allah (swt). Dhul Hijjah itself is a very sacred month, when the largest annual gathering of people in the world takes place from the 8th-12th for the annual pilgrimage to Mecca and the Kaaba – itself built by Ibrahim (as) and Ismail (as). Whether you’re celebrating Eid with your loved ones or joining our pilgrim brothers on the sacred journey to Mecca, let us not forget the poor and the needy this Eid.
Donate your Qurbani with Save an Orphan
Save an Orphan will be distributing and delivering humanely-reared halal animals to widowed families in need.
We conduct poverty assessments to target the most vulnerable families in some of the poorest regions, helping widowed mothers who are often unable to feed their children. Last year we distributed 16,000 Qurbani meals to widowed families across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. For many, it was the first meat they’d eaten in months.
All our goats and cattle are well fed, humanely-reared and carefully selected from local farms. All animals are sacrificed according to the customs of Dhabihah, and our teams work across the Middle East, Africa and Asia to deliver 100% of the meat to the hungry and the needy
“A man’s true wealth is measured by the good he does in this world.”
The Prophet Muhammad (swt)