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Qurban

Make a Sacrifice for Allah (SWT)

3,500,000
People will be reached because of you
33
Countries will receive Qurban because of you
'86
Islamic Relief has been distributing Qurban since 1986

Make a Sacrifice for Allah (SWT)

3,500,000
People will be reached because of you
33
Countries will receive Qurban because of you
'86
Islamic Relief has been distributing Qurban since 1986

Make a Sacrifice for Allah (SWT)

3,500,000
People will be reached because of you
33
Countries will receive Qurban because of you
'86
Islamic Relief has been distributing Qurban since 1986
In 1986, Islamic Relief began the Qurban Program. Qurban is a yearly Program that takes place when Muslims around the world commemorate the Hajj (Pilgrimage) and Eid Al-Adha celebration.

In Fact, did you know that; even the non-meat parts of the Qurban are sent to local manufacturers to create products such as leather bags and fertiliser?

Qurban is sourced from local economies and delivered to remote and rural areas that are difficult to to reach. For some, this is the only time of the year they eat meat. In Conflict Zones, such as Gaza, Qurban is sent canned and frozen.

While you empower poor societies with value and purpose, you feed the neediest. And wait for it, in a single transaction you receive all of the rewards.

Qurban is a duty to Allah (SWT). It is the legacy of the Prophet Ibrahim. We lovingly choose only the highest quality animals for your Qurban in line with Islamic principles.

When you give Qurban, you are not just feeding those most in need. You’re employing disadvantaged farmers who feel a sense of value in what they do. You’re employing the butchers who have waited since the last Qurban.

Your Qurban Solves the Hunger of the Past and Creates the Society of the Future. Break Poverty, Empower Communities, and most importantly, Fulfil your Duty to Allah.

Questions? Read FAQ’s

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 Qurbanis (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 hundreds of thousands of Qurbanis around the world, 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 pack 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, inshaAllah, 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 13th 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 Prophet (PBUH) 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.
This depends on the school of thought that one follows. Please consult your local Imam/Sheikh.
Because it is easier and safer to distribute canned meat in certain countries, e.g. in Palestine, there are restrictions on bringing animals from neighbouring areas.
No, this is not necessary as long as you have made the intention that you are giving this Qurbani on behalf of a certain person.
Since Qurbani is an act of worship, then one has to offer the best. Therefore Islamic Relief adopts high quality standards when it comes to selecting the sacrificial animals. Standards cover health, weight (meat yielded) and age. Also we would like our needy brothers and sisters around the world to receive the best quality Qurbanis because the believer is asked to love for his brother/sister that which he/she loves for him/herself. These high standards come at a higher cost.
Islamic Relief always tries to reach the neediest of people in the most remote areas where the communities are hard to reach. In many of these remote areas Islamic Relief is the only charity with operations and hence represents the only hope (after Allah) for the communities there. Transporting meat to hard-to-reach rural areas incurs higher transportation costs which affects the Qurbani price.
Current situations in certain countries with conflict or natural disasters also add to the costs.
Islamic Relief has been performing Qurbanis since 1986. As with our other projects, Islamic Relief’s work is constantly monitored and audited. Reports are also produced each year showing what happened in each country.
It would be better if people did not visit, as on the day our teams on the ground are extremely busy with slaughtering the animals, dividing them, packing the meat, transporting it to villages and distributing them. Therefore, our teams will not have the capacity or time to host individuals. However, if individuals are present at the locations where the Qurbani is being distributed then they are welcome to observe.
To demonstrate our distributions to donors, we will share photographs of some of our distributions around the world on our website and social media channels.
Qurbanis are performed through Islamic Relief field offices in Asia, Africa and Europe.
Islamic Relief field offices purchase and slaughter animals locally. If there are problems with livestock supply in a particular country (due to limited local supply, natural disaster etc.) then animals are sourced and slaughtered abroad. They are then either canned or frozen and shipped to the affected countries. All animals are sacrificed according to Islamic guidelines.
Animals chosen in a country are dependent upon; the suitability of the meat to the local diet
the cost of the animal, the location and the availability of animals and the quality of the meat.
Yes, all the various expenses such as the cost of the animal, slaughter, transportation, storage and canning (where applicable), selection of the beneficiaries, and distribution are included in the price.
Admin charges are necessary in order to perform the Qurbanis as they cover the cost of transportation, slaughtering, packing, distribution, hire of staff as well as organisational support costs.
It is allowed to offer more than one sacrifice as the Prophet (PBUH) himself carried out multiple Qurbanis for himself and the Ummah. Many Muslims offer multiple Qurbanis on behalf of the Prophet (PBUH) and for deceased parents.