Sharing the Gift of Meat this Eid-al-Adha
As Eid al-Adha approaches, Islamic Aid invites you to donate your Qurbani to those in need around the world. Your contribution ensures that vulnerable communities receive fresh meat, a rare luxury for many, during this sacred occasion. With over 15 countries served, Islamic Aid guarantees the fair and equitable distribution of your Qurbani sacrifice. Give your Qurbani today and help make Eid a joyful and meaningful celebration for all.
Allah says in Quran
“Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him only).” [al-Kawthar 108:2]
“Say (O Muhammad): ‘Verily, my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the ‘Aalameen (mankind, jinns and all that exists).” [al-An’aam 6:162]
“And for every nation We have appointed religious ceremonies, that they may mention the Name of Allaah over the beast of cattle that He has given them for food. And your God is One God, so you must submit to Him Alone (in Islam)” [al-Hajj 22:34]
It is recommended to donate your Qurbani as early as possible. At Islamic Aid, we aim to conduct the Qurbani sacrifice over three days, from the 10th to the 12th of Dhul Hijjah 2023.
Donate Your Qurbani to Help Those in Need
As the special day of Eid-al-Adha approaches, Muslims around the world have the opportunity to donate their Qurbani to help those in need. By donating, you can share the blessings of this important Islamic practice with tens of thousands of people who have nothing and no one else to turn to for help.
Qurbani: Sacrificing Animals and Sharing Meat with the Needy
Qurbani requires the sacrifice of an animal, such as a goat, sheep, cow or camel, during the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah. After the animal is sacrificed, its meat is distributed to those in need. Islamic Aid ensures that Qurbani meat is distributed in a fair and equitable manner to vulnerable communities in over 30 countries, allowing them to enjoy Eid and have access to meat, which may be a rare luxury for them.
Islamic Aid also follows strict rules regarding which animals can be sacrificed, their quality of life, health status, and the correct way of carrying out the sacrifice. By donating your Qurbani to Islamic Aid, you can ensure that it is carried out in accordance with Islamic principles, and that it helps those who are most in need.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who is exempt from Qurbani?
People who are not mentally stable, those who have not yet reached and passed puberty, those who are travelling and are away from home (approx 40-45 KM) and those who do not possess 52.5 tolas of silver, or equalling wealth.
What are the rules for Qurbani?
Every eligible Muslim should provide one share of Qurbani and parents should provide a share in the name of their children. One small animal such as a goat or sheep is equivalent to one Qurbani share, while a cow or camel, is equal to seven shares and can be split between seven individuals.
What should be the condition of the animal for Qurbani?
The animal should not be blemished, blind, obviously sick, have a limp, undernourished or extremely weak. The animals to be slaughtered must be goats, cows or camels. For camels, it must be older than 6 years. For cows it must be older than 3 years and for goats, it must be older than 2 years.
Is there an alternate to Qurbani? I’m a vegetarian so I don’t agree with giving the money to spend on meat or the slaughter of an animal?
Being a vegetarian is a personal choice, and is permissible in Islam. Similarly eating meat is also permissible but not mandatory.
However it is obligatory for a “Muslim” to accept and submit to the Commands of Allah, in whom we believe (iman), and performing Qurbani is one the Commands of Allah as He commanded past Prophets and their people.
Ruling on eating all of the Qurbani or giving all of it in charity?
With regard to the Qurbani that you gave entirely in charity, that is acceptable according to all scholars.
However, if you ate the entire Qurbani, and did not give any of it in charity, you have to buy some meat, even if it is only in small quantity, and give it in charity to the poor, to compensate.