Share your Qurbani, share your sacrifice

Alhamdulillah, Since 1986 Islamic Relief has been fostering the needs of the world’s poorest people through the implementation of Qurbani on behalf of its generous supporters.
Having performed 670 Qurbanis in our first year, last year with your love and support, over 3.5 million people from 29 different countries received fresh and quality Qurbani meat.
We make sure the most impoverished people receive the best Qurbani we can provide them. We select only the healthiest animals, ensuring high quality meat for those whose diets lack so much.
We try to help the most vulnerable people first – women, children, the elderly, and refugees of war and disaster are always our priority.
Give your Qurbani donation today. The prices are for a goat, sheep, or 1/7th of a cow (depending on country).

Share your Qurbani, share your sacrifice

Zaid bin Arqam (RA) reports that the Companions of Rasulullah (SAW) asked him: “O Prophet, what is this sacrifice?”

He said: “It is the way of your forefather Ibrahim.”

They asked: “What is for us therein?”

He replied: “There is a reward for every hair.”

They asked: “For the wool, Ya Rasulullah?”

He replied: “There is one reward for every strand of wool.”


Qurbani Questions and Answers

Islamic Relief distributes three different types of qurbani meat: fresh, canned and frozen:

  • Fresh Qurbani – Islamic Relief distributes fresh qurbani meat in most countries, as animals are purchased and slaughtered locally.
  • Canned Qurbani – Islamic Relief distributes canned qurbani meat in areas where there has been conflict or natural disasters as it is easier and safer to distribute. The animals are sacrificed in Australia and the meat is cooked and canned in New Zealand. Each can contains over 450g of meat.
  • Frozen Qurbani – In areas where fresh or canned qurbani is not possible, ISLAMIC RELIEF distributes frozen qurbani meat.

1 Sheep or Goat = 1 Qurbani
1 Cow = 7 Qurbani’s (One Qurbani – 1/7th of the share)

According to most Muslims qurbani is obligatory upon every sane male/female that has wealth in excess to his/her needs. Normally those who are eligible to pay zakat have to give a qurbani.

No, as Islamic Relief is conducting around 91,340 Qurbanis across 28 countries this is practically not possible. It is also not necessary to give the name of the person, even if you are making a Qurbani on behalf of someone else. As long as you have made the intention that you are giving this qurbani on behalf of a certain person that should be sufficient.

It is the policy of Islamic Relief that the selected beneficiaries of the Qurbani project are made eligible based on a scoring system, which ranks families according to need.

The scoring system is based on the following objective criteria:

Families who live on less than the minimum income for that particular country – 40 points
Female headed households – 20 points
Families having disabled and/or elderly persons – 10 points
Children under five years old – 5 points
Pregnant women – 5 points
Lactating mothers – 5 points
Families with little or no access to the market – 5 points

It is the policy of Islamic Relief to distribute only ONE Qurbani meat packet to each family regardless of family size.

Islamic Relief performs qurbani as part of our overall aid effort.  The people who benefit in Ramadan and from our general projects, insha’Allah, would also benefit from Qurbani.  This allows us to focus our efforts and help the same people out of poverty and to improve their lives, rather than providing a little bit of help occasionally but never achieving anything.

We are not able to carry out qurbanis for specific orphans because the scale of the operation would make this logistically difficult. Donors can still carry out a general qurbani through the normal channels and pay the normal price. However, Orphans do represent a category of high priority in all our programmes; therefore they not only benefit from donors’ sponsorship, but also benefit from receiving other support and aid in Ramadan and Qurbani.

The slaughter will take place on one of the days of Eid.

If you give a Qurbani on the second or third day of Eid, the Qurbani will still be carried out on one of the days of Eid, as Islamic Relief has already purchased the animals to be slaughtered beforehand.

Qurbanis are carried out on the basis of forecasts drawn. If necessary, modifications are made, and additional funds are transferred to the relevant country. In effect donors are paying towards Qurbanis which are already allocated.

It is advisable to give as early as possible.

The time for offering the sacrifice begins after the Eid prayer on Eid al-Adha and ends when the sun sets on the thirteenth of Dhu’l-Hijjah. So there are four days of sacrifice: the day of Eid al-Adha and the three days after it.

It is better to hasten to offer the sacrifice after the Eid prayer, as the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to do, then the first thing he would eat on the day of Eid would be meat from his sacrifice.

The time for sacrifice ends when the sun sets on the fourth day.

You can make payments right up until the end of third day after Eid [13th of Dhu’l-Hijjah] before Maghrib.

Islamic Relief has already purchased the animals to be slaughtered.


Qurbani Distribution 2016

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