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Qurbani is an animal sacrifice in recognition of the Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) own willingness to sacrifice his son for the Will of Allah (SWT). At the last moment, Allah (SWT) replaced Ibrahim’s (AS) son with a ram, saving his life and rewarding Ibrahim’s (AS) devotion. That is why Muslims give Qurbani, and in doing so, distribute the meat to the most needy.
We source healthy animals locally in the area (if appropriate) where the Qurbani will be distributed. This helps local farmers and their communities.
The animals are slaughtered directly after Eid prayers by local Imams who pronounce the names of the donors (if requested) before they begin.
Ehsaas employs local people to cut the meat in allocated warehouses, which is then packed in crates and delivered to distribution areas – there, the meat is bagged in 2kg portions ready for distribution.
Local communities are selected where people hardly eat meat during the year and priority is given to local widows, orphans and low-income families.
- Qurbani can only be given on the 10th, 11th, or 12th days of Dhu-al-Hijjah
- Sacrifices can only be made after the Eid prayer (sacrifices made before do not count as Qurbani)
- All able sound-minded Muslim should give Qurbani
- All those that possess the Nisab value (including those that have reached the age of puberty and possess this value)
- Animals for sacrifice must meet minimum age and health requirements
- Qurbani sacrifices should ideally be given in three shares – one for you, one for family or friends and one for the poor – however, if you are donating your Qurbani overseas then it will all go to the poor
- Those performing Qurbani should avoid cutting their hair and nails starting from the first day of Dhu-al-Hijjah until after their sacrifice
- The names of the people offering Qurbani should be mentioned when it is being undertaken but is optional according to the intention already made
‘The Prophet (saw) sacrificed for the one who could not sacrifice from his Ummah, one who bore witness to the Oneness of Allah and [his] Prophethood’. [Tabarani and Ahmad]Please help us revive this forgotten Sunnah to help even more needy people.
“Thank you for supporting the most needy with your valuable donations, you really ‘Make a Difference’ in people’s lives”.
Syed Iqrar Ul Hassan
Ehsaas Goodwill Ambassador