IR Qurbani 2009
Every year Islamic Relief distributes Qurbani parcels to millions of people around the world. These people live below the poverty line and many suffer from regular food shortages...more
Q & A
Qurbani Q & A
Qurbani (sacrifice) is an Islamic ritual carried out at Eid-ul-Adha and involves the sacrifice of an animal, normally a camel, cow, goat or sheep. The meat is then distributed to the poor, allowing to celebrate this festival with more fortunate Muslims ...more
We don’t have hopes and dreams
35-year-old Nadia Abdel-Salam Hussein lives in Ayyat, Egypt in a one-room house with her husband and eight children...more
A wonderful day
“For me Eid-ul-Adha is a wonderful day,” said 48-year-old Minata Diakite. “I wake up early, have breakfast and then go to the mosque to worship...more
QURBANI PRICE LIST
Qurbani Prices 2009
Qurbani (sacrifice) is an Islamic ritual carried out at Eid-ul-Adha and involves the sacrifice of an animal, normally a camel, cow, goat or sheep. The meat is then distributed to the poor, allowing to celebrate this festival with more fortunate Muslims...more
Qurbani is an annual rite that takes place at Eid-ul-Adha, the ‘festival of sacrifice.’
Eid-ul-Adha is the conclusion of the Hajj pilgrimage when pilgrims sacrifice an animal, traditionally a sheep, goat, cow, bull or camel. This commemorates the time when Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) was willing to sacrifice his son to show his devotion to Allah. Instead he was commanded to sacrifice a ram.
Every year, during Eid-ul-Adha, Muslims around the world sacrifice an animal and then distribute a portion of the meat to the poor. For many poor families, this is the only time of year they are able to enjoy meat.
Islamic Relief's Qurbani Programme
Islamic Relief’s Qurbani programme started in 1986 and over the years has been increasing in size, reaching more and more people every year.
Last year over 2.2 million people across 26 countries benefitted from Qurbani parcels from Islamic Relief.
Islamic Relief’s Qurbani parcels are distributed to the most vulnerable people in the communities where we work, including orphans, widows, the elderly and refugees. These people live below the poverty line and many suffer from regular food shortages.
Islamic Relief’s Qurbani parcel provides a family with enough meat for one week allowing them to celebrate the festival and providing them with a valuable source of nutrition.
All animals are sacrificed according to Islamic guidelines and Islamic Relief then distributes three different types of qurbani meat: fresh, canned and frozen, depending on the needs of the region.
Most of Islamic Relief’s Qurbani distributions consist of fresh meat, which is purchased from local suppliers in order to benefit the local economy.
Islamic Relief provides canned Qurbani meat in areas where there has been conflict or natural disasters, which makes the distribution of fresh meat difficult. The animals are slaughtered in Australia and the meat is cooked and canned in New Zealand. In 2008 we distributed canned Qurbanis in Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
In areas where fresh or canned Qurbani is not possible because it would be too expensive or affect the local agricultural sector, Islamic Relief distributes frozen Qurbani meat. Last year frozen Qurbani meat was distributed in Chechnya in the Russian Federation, Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Help some of the world’s poorest people celebrate Eid-ul-Adha by paying for your Qurbani today.