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A Time to Give, A Time to Share

Discover the deeper importance and unlock the power of Qurbani, a religious obligation and a holy deed in Islam that holds profound significance.

Qurbani is an embodiment of compassion, empathy, and devotion, exemplifying the unwavering faith of Prophet Ibrahim (as) and his readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail (as) under Allah’s command

Through Qurbani, we learn of the ultimate submission to Allah’s will and express gratitude for our blessings, while also sharing hope with the less fortunate.

“Your sacrifice is their hope this Eid”

For those who are the most vulnerable, Qurbani is a lifeline. The act provides nutritious meat to those who may otherwise go without throughout the entire year, giving much-needed nourishment, protection, and joy

It is a tangible way to bridge the gap between privilege and disadvantage, fostering social justice and unity.

By extending a helping hand, your Qurbani donation has the power to alleviate suffering, provide dignity, and make a lasting impact.

By fulfilling the religious obligation, you not only honour the legacy of Prophet Ibrahim (as) and Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), but also deepen your connection with the true message of Islam.

Fulfil your duty to those in need and experience the blessings that come from serving others.

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Country

Large Animal /Share

Large Animal

Small Animal

Where Most Needed

Where Most Needed

£60

£420

£120

Group Asia

Pakistan

£60

£420

£120

India

£29

£203

£115

Azad Kashmir (Pak)

£60

£420

£125

Bangladesh

£65

£455

£110

Rohingya Refugees

£65

£455

£110

Sri Lanka

£50

£350

£110

Group Middle East

Yemen

£100

£700

£120

Turkiye

£120

Lebanon

£180

Jordan

£250

Syria

£300

Group Africa

Uganda

£50

£350

£60

Ghana

£55

£385

£65

Morocco

£120

Egypt

£275

Prophetic Qurbani

Prophetic Qurbani

£65

£455

£120

2KG Meat

Palestine

2kg Meat

£50

Country

Large Animal /Share

Large Animal

Small Animal

Where Most Needed

Where Most Needed

£60

£420

£120

Group Asia

Pakistan

£60

£420

£120

India

£29

£203

£115

Azad Kashmir (Pak)

£60

£420

£125

Bangladesh

£65

£455

£110

Rohingya Refugees

£65

£455

£110

Sri Lanka

£50

£350

£110

Group Middle East

Yemen

£100

£700

£120

Turkiye

£120

Lebanon

£180

Jordan

£250

Syria

£300

Group Africa

Uganda

£50

£350

£60

Ghana

£55

£385

£65

Morocco

£120

Egypt

£275

Prophetic Qurbani

Prophetic Qurbani

£65

£455

£120

2KG Meat

Palestine

2kg Meat

£50

● 1 Share = 1 Qurbani ● 1 Small Animal = 1 Qurbani ● 1 Large Animal = 7 Qurbani

Use the simple Qurbani calculator above to donate your Qurbani today.

Muslim Relief facilitates Qurbani in various regions across the globe, providing you with multiple options to make a meaningful impact.

1 in 10 People Worldwide Suffer From Chronic Hunger

This Dhul Hijjah, the need for your support is greater than ever. Worldwide inflation, extreme poverty, conflicts, famine, and natural disasters have left countless individuals struggling to secure a single meal.

Their very survival hangs in the balance as they endure the harsh reality of food poverty. In this critical time, the assistance and attention of compassionate individuals like you are crucial, particularly during the period of Eid Al Adha.

In line with the teachings and practices of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), his compassion and care for the less fortunate serve as an inspiration for the Ummah to spread love and kindness through our Qurbani.

Fulfil your religious obligation by giving Qurbani and sharing its benefits with those in need.

Your Qurbani will be carefully distributed to the most deserving recipients, reaching some of the most destitute communities around the world.

Together, let’s embrace the true spirit of Islam and create a world where compassion prevails.

Donate your Qurbani today and become a part of something greater. Your actions of generosity have the power to transform lives, inspire hope, and bring about positive change.

How Impactful is Qurbani

For millions of impoverished people worldwide, nutritious meat is often an unaffordable luxury. By giving your Qurbani you are ensuring they have plentiful food and do not go hungry on the blessed days of Eid Al Adha.

Allah (SWT) mentions in the Quran:

“Their meat will not reach Allah, nor will their blood, but what reaches Him is piety from you. Thus have We subjected them to you that you may glorify Allah for that to which He has guided you; give good tidings to the doers of good”

[Surah Al-Hajj (22:37)]

In our efforts to create a meaningful difference, Muslim Relief sources fresh meat from local farmers, promoting sustainable living and contributing to the local economy in the areas of operation.

Our team also ensures that all selected animals meet the appropriate criteria for sacrifice according to the Islamic principles.

With over 18 years’ experience of delivering Qurbani to those in need, your support this year can help our team reach more beneficiaries in many different parts of the world.

Last year your kind donations enabled our teams on the ground to provide Qurbani in multiple locations across East Africa, The Middle East and Asia.

This year we aim to go beyond. With over 10 countries to choose from, your Qurbani has the power to make a lasting impact.

The Significance Of Qurbani

The practice of sacrifice traces its origins right back to the time of Prophet Adam (AS).

Allah (SWT) in his divine wisdom, has revealed in the Qur’an the inspiring story of the two sons of Prophet Adam (as), Habil and Qabil.

When a disagreement arose between them, their esteemed father guided them to offer sacrifices, with the acceptance of the sacrifice signifying Allah’s favour.

Habil, who tended to his flock as a devoted shepherd, carefully selected a healthy and robust ram as his sacrificial offering, demonstrating his unwavering dedication.

On the other hand, Qabil, who cultivated the land, wasn’t willing to offer the finest produce of his labour.

Allah (SWT) accepted Habil’s sacrifice, elevating it to the heavens, while the offering of Qabil was rejected.

Habil, conveyed to his brother the significance of sincerity and righteousness.

He emphasized that Allah (SWT) accepts offerings from those who possess taqwa. The lack of sincerity in Qabil’s offering was evident to Allah (SWT) the all-knowing.

However, consumed by envy and jealousy towards Habil’s favour, Qabil tragically killed his brother.

This remarkable account serves as a timeless lesson, underscoring the paramount importance of sincerity and purity of intention in the act of Qurbani.

It reminds us to carefully choose worthy and deserving sacrifices and to uphold the Islamic principles of the compassionate treatment of animals.

Thus, it is evident that giving Qurbani is a deeply spiritual act and an opportunity to draw nearer to Allah (SWT), seeking his pleasure and closeness.

The Sacrifice Of Ibrahim(AS)

“O my father! Do as you are commanded. If Allah wills, you shall find me of the patient” (Qur’an, 37:102)

The story of Prophet Ibrahim (as) and his son Ismail (as) is also mentioned in the Qur’an and the Sunnah.

Allah (SWT) tested Prophet Ibrahim’s faith and the command to sacrifice his only beloved son was revealed in a dream.

Both father and son accepted Allah’s will and displayed unwavering obedience as they prepared to fulfil the command.

As Ibrahim (as) prepared to sacrifice his son, he heard a voice calling him to stop and Allah (SWT) replaced Ismail (as) with a ram, sparing his life.

This event demonstrated their devotion and submission to Allah’s will and is remembered every year at Hajj. From this we learn it is not the animal that matters, but rather our willingness to submit wholeheartedly to Allah (SWT).

Prophet Mohammed (ﷺ) & Qurbani

Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) reinforced the importance of Qurbani as a significant act of worship for the Muslim Ummah.

He (ﷺ) encouraged his followers to perform Qurbani during the days of Eid Al Adha, which commemorates the event of Prophet Ibrahim and Ismail (AS).

The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) actively participated in Qurbani and demonstrated its significance by sacrificing animals both on his behalf as well as for the Ummah.

Today, Qurbani continues to be practiced as an obligatory act of worship by Muslims around the world during the month of Dhull Hijjah & specifically on the days of Eid Al Adha.

Performing Qurbani allows Muslims to emulate the values of sacrifice, obedience, and charity.

It fosters a sense of unity and compassion within the Ummah as Muslims come together to fulfil this act of worship.

The meat from the sacrificed animal is distributed among family, friends, and the less fortunate, emphasizing the importance of sharing and caring for others.

Unlock The Divine Blessings Of Dhul Hijjah

“🕌 There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” (Bukhari)

The sacred month of Dhul Hijjah holds immense significance in Islam, encompassing various of acts of worship.

The initial ten days of this blessed month are abundantly rewarding, providing a remarkable opportunity to strengthen one’s faith and draw closer to the path of righteousness.

Dhul Hijjah is the twelfth and final month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It is a time of heightened spirituality and devotion for Muslims around the globe.

All Muslims, regardless of their geographic location or cultural background, observe Dhul Hijjah. It is a shared journey of faith and worship for the entire Muslim Ummah.

The initial ten days of Dhul Hijjah are particularly significant. Muslims engage in various acts of worship, seeking to draw closer to Allah (SWT) and attain spiritual enlightenment.

Dhul Hijjah, a month of great significance in Islam is linked to pivotal events in Islamic history. It is during this period that Muslims embark on the sacred Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and celebrate the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

It is a time to reflect upon the trials faced by Prophet Ibrahim (as) and his family, highlighting the virtues of sacrifice, obedience, and complete submission to the will of Allah (SWT).

Additionally, it encourages us to extend our support and assistance to those who are in need, embodying the spirit of compassion and charity.

Dhul Hijjah follows immediately after the month of Dhul Qa’dah and precedes the Islamic New Year. The exact timing of Dhal Hijjah depends on the sighting of the moon.

Immerse Yourself In The Blessings Of Dhul Hijjah

The pinnacle of worship and a pillar of the Islamic faith – the Hajj pilgrimage.

This sacred journey purifies the soul, seeks forgiveness of sins, and elevates spiritual enlightenment.

It is a transformative experience that symbolizes unity and submission to Allah (SWT).

Fulfil the Sunnah of the Prophets Ibrahim (as) and Mohammed (ﷺ).

Embrace the noble act of sacrifice as an expression of obedience and gratitude to Allah (SWT)

By participating in Qurbani, you join countless believers in sharing the blessings of sacrifice, while distributing meat to the needy on the days of Eid Al Adha.

It is a powerful demonstration of compassion and charity.

Fasting is considered an act of worship that demonstrates dedication, self-restraint, and devotion to Allah (SWT).

Muslims fast on the Day of Arafah due to its immense significance and the numerous blessings associated with this act of devotion.

Fasting on this blessed day is believed to expiate sins and offer a chance for repentance, self-reflection and spiritual growth. It is also a means of attaining closeness to Allah (SWT) and seeking His mercy and blessings.

Embody the spirit of giving by extending a helping hand to those less fortunate. 

Engage in acts of charity, supporting the needy and express gratitude for Allah’s blessings.

By sharing your resources, you contribute to the well-being of society and cultivate a compassionate heart.

Engage in the remembrance of Allah (SWT) by reciting phrases of praise and glorification.

Through this practice, you find solace, tranquillity, and a deep sense of spiritual connection.

It is a time to seek closeness to Allah (SWT) and experience the peace that comes from his remembrance.

Seek wisdom and reflect upon the teachings of Islam during this sacred month.

Explore opportunities for personal growth and understanding through the study of Islamic knowledge.

By deepening your understanding, you strengthen your faith and develop a stronger bond with Allah (SWT).

Qurbani Faqs

Understanding Qurbani

Qurbani, also known as Udhiyah, is performed during the month of Dhull Hijjah. It involves the sacrifice of specific animals, such as camels, sheep, goats, and cattle, as an act of worship and obedience to Allah (SWT)

The Prophet Mohammed (ﷺ) participated in giving Qurbani and when asked what Qurbani is, he (ﷺ) answered: 

It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim. For every hair of the Qurbani you receive a reward from Allah.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

Form this we learn that the act of sacrifice is a religious obligation filled with endless reward and limitless blessings.

It provides much needed sustenance to those in need and promotes unity within the Ummah. 

It also serves as a reminder of patience and submission to Allah’s divine will.

Through Qurbani, we remember and provide for the most vulnerable in our communities, ensuring they are not excluded from the celebrations of Eid. 

Muslim Relief offers the opportunity to make a Qurbani donation starting from as little as £25.

Muslims give Qurbani to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to Allah (SWT), demonstrating faith, gratitude, and the readiness to make sacrifices for the sake of Allah (SWT).

By making a Qurbani donation, you provide nutritious meat to some of the most vulnerable people globally, including those affected by poverty, war, displacement, famine, and disease.

The goal is to ensure that those suffering around the world have enough food to celebrate Eid Al Adha, uniting with millions of Muslims.

Qurbani plays a crucial role in preventing anyone from being left behind or forgotten, fostering a sense of solidarity and support among communities worldwide.

The distribution of Qurbani meat serves a vital purpose in supporting those in need and embodies the values of compassion and generosity.

It reflects the teachings of Islam and fulfils the religious duty of charity. By reaching out to marginalized communities, it fosters unity, compassion, and a sense of social responsibility.

It is a meaningful way to provide support to those in need while fulfilling religious obligations.

Qurbani holds profound significance in Islam, serving as a powerful reminder of obedience, devotion, and selflessness as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim (as).

This obligatory duty signifies an unwavering commitment to surrender to Allah’s command.

Through Qurbani, believers are encouraged to reflect upon the lessons of submission, unwavering devotion, and the ultimate act of sacrifice, which are fundamental values within Islam.

This sacred practice strengthens the bond between believers and their creator, fostering a deep sense of spirituality and devotion.

Obligation & Eligibility

Qurbani is an act of worship for those who meet the eligibility criteria.

It is an obligatory (wajib) practice in Islam, applying to sane adult Muslim males and females whose wealth reaches the Zakat threshold.

It is performed by those who have the financial means to do so. While it is not obligatory for those who are unable to afford it, it is considered a religious duty by many Islamic scholars.

It is also a Sunnah of the Prophets Ibrahim (as) and Mohammed (ﷺ).

One of the key rules regarding Qurbani is the requirement for eligible Muslims to perform it.

Those who are obliged to pay Zakat, namely mentally sound adults with a stable financial standing, are obligated to perform Qurbani.

Children as such are not required to give Qurbani. However, if you wish to donate on behalf of a child, there is no harm in doing so and the rewards are abundant.

Qurbani is a separate obligation in and of itself with separate intention and it cannot be replaced by any other acts of worship or monetary charity.

Hence, it is not permissible to use Zakat or Sadaqah for making a Qurbani donation.

Rules & Guidelines For Qurbani

Indeed, Islamic principles provide specific rules and guidelines for the practice of Qurbani.

Some of the key principles include:

Eligibility: Only specific animals are eligible for Qurbani, such as camels, cattle (including cows and oxen), sheep & goats. These animals must meet certain age and health criteria.

Intention: The act of Qurbani should be performed with a sincere intention of seeking Allah’s pleasure and following the example of Prophet Ibrahim (as).

Competence: The slaughter should be carried out by a competent Muslim who is knowledgeable about the Islamic guidelines for Qurbani.

They should adhere to proper techniques and ensure the well-being of the animal during the process.

Humane Slaughter: The animal should be slaughtered in a humane manner.

Recitation: The name of Allah (such as “Bismillah, Allahu Akbar”) should be recited at the time of slaughter as a recognition of his blessings and authority.

Distribution: The meat of the Qurbani animal should be distributed among the needy, family, friends, and the community.

Qurbani, involves specific animals that are eligible for sacrifice according to Islamic guidelines. These animals include cattle, sheep, goats, and camels.

To be eligible for Qurbani, these animals must meet specific age and health criteria as prescribed by Islamic principles.

The act of Qurbani is performed by slaughtering an eligible animal in accordance with Islamic principles.

The sacrifice is carried out with the profound intention of seeking the pleasure of Allah (SWT) and following the footsteps of Prophet Ibrahim (as).

It is of utmost importance that the slaughter adheres to the specific Islamic guidelines that have been established.

In accordance with Islamic principles, a large animal, such as a camel or cow, is divided into seven equal shares for Qurbani.

Each share is indeed considered as a separate Qurbani. This means that seven different individuals can fulfil their Qurbani obligation by providing a single large animal for sacrifice.

Unlike large animals, which are divided into 7 shares, small animals such as sheep and goats are considered a single Qurbani.

Furthermore, there is no limit to the number of small animals that one can offer for sacrifice. If you possess the financial means, you have the flexibility to provide multiple small animals for Qurbani.

No, it is not necessary/mandatory to provide the names of the individuals participating in giving Qurbani.

The essential requirement is the intention that is made when the person is offering the Qurbani.

However, if you wish to maintain a personal record to keep track of your Qurbani donations, you are free to do so.

In Islam, it is highly recommended to distribute the meat of Qurbani (sacrifice) to the poor and needy.

This act of distributing the meat holds great significance as it is considered a form of charity and a means to share blessings with those who are less fortunate.

The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) set an example by distributing Qurbani meat among the poor and needy.

However, it is crucial to ensure that the distribution of the meat is done fairly and equitably and that it reaches those who are truly in need.

Practical Details Of Qurbani

Qurbani, the act of sacrifice, is performed during the blessed days of Eid Al Adha, which occur on the 10th, 11th, and 12th of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah.

Dhul Hijjah is the final month of the Islamic lunar calendar and holds immense significance in Islam.

The first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah are considered among the most blessed days of the entire year.

They provide a special opportunity for believers to engage in acts of worship, charity, fasting, recitation of the Qur’an, and seeking forgiveness. It is a time to draw closer to Allah (SWT) and seek His abundant blessings.

During this sacred period, pilgrims embark on the transformative journey of Hajj, following in the footsteps of Prophet Ibrahim (as) and his family. Their pilgrimage symbolizes deep devotion, submission, and sacrifice.

By performing Qurbani, we follow the noble example set by Prophet Ibrahim (as). 

It is a demonstration of our unwavering faith, gratitude, and willingness to offer our most cherished possessions for the sake of Allah (SWT).

Let us approach these special days with pure hearts, understanding that our sacrifice not only provides nourishment to those in need but also strengthens the bonds of unity and compassion within humanity.

The time for making Qurbani payments ends at the sunset of the fourth day after Eid.

This means that individuals have until the 13th of Dhul Hijjah, before the Maghrib prayer, to give their Qurbani.

Adhering to this deadline is essential for Muslims to fulfil their religious obligations.

The prices for a single Qurbani Share this year start from as little as £29.

However, the cost of providing a sacrifice varies depending on the location/region in which the Qurbani is offered.

We kindly request you review our Qurbani Calculator above for more detailed and comprehensive information regarding the various pricing options.

If you possess the financial means, you have the flexibility to give multiple Qurbanis. This generous act of worship can be carried out on your behalf, as well as on behalf of your family members and deceased loved ones.

The messenger of Allah (ﷺ) actively gave Qurbani for both himself and on behalf of the Ummah. 

Giving a second Qurbani not only extends the joy of Eid but also helps reach more people in need.

Although you are free to provide as many shares as you wish, this is a great option for large/extended families as multiple individuals can fulfil their religious duty.

Distribution & Options

In accordance with Islamic teachings, the distribution of Qurbani meat encompasses a broad scope of beneficiaries.

The recipients may include both Muslims and non-Muslims, ensuring that the blessings of Qurbani reach individuals from diverse backgrounds.

The meat can be shared with family members, close acquaintances, and those in need, such as the impoverished and destitute.

This inclusive approach reflects the spirit of generosity and compassion encouraged by Islam, fostering unity and providing sustenance to a wide range of individuals within any community.

There are various options for donating Qurbani meat. It can be distributed to the needy directly, shared among relatives, neighbours, or friends.

Additionally, individuals can choose to donate their Qurbani through reputable charitable organizations. 

These organizations have the expertise and resources to ensure the fair distribution of the meat among those who are the most deserving.

By partnering with organizations, donors contribute to a wider collective effort in alleviating poverty, combating hunger, and supporting sustainable development initiatives that uplift marginalized communities.

Qurbani is distributed during Eid Al Adha, which marks a significant period in the Islamic calendar. The act of sacrifice itself is conducted after the Eid prayer.

The distribution of Qurbani can take place on any of the three days of Eid, whether it is performed on the first day or on subsequent days.

At Muslim Relief we ensure that the meat your Qurbani provides is distributed to those in need during this period.

It is important to note that the precise timing and implementation of Qurbani may vary based on local moon sightings.

Types Of Qurbani Giving

Prophetic Qurbani refers to an additional sacrifice performed by Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) on behalf of his ummah during the days of Eid Al Adha.

In addition to his personal Qurbani, he (ﷺ) would offer a second sacrifice on behalf of those who were unable to do so.

This act exemplifies the Prophet’s generosity and concern for the well-being of others.

Muslims who are financially able are encouraged to follow this Sunnah by performing a Prophetic Qurbani and extending the impact of their giving.

The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said:

“Whoever revives a Sunnah of mine that dies out after I am gone, he will have a reward equivalent to that of those among the people who act upon it, without that detracting from their reward in the slightest.” (Ibn Majah)

You can make a greater impact with your Qurbani donation this year, by giving in the Prophetic way.

Muslim Relief is dedicated to providing assistance when you’re uncertain about where to give your Qurbani.

Our experienced teams identify vulnerable families in areas of need to ensure that your Qurbani reaches those who need it the most.

By choosing to donate a “Where Most Needed” Qurbani, you can extend the blessings and be confident in making a lasting impact.

Your kind support will provide nutritious meat and ensure that those in desperate need are not forgotten this Eid.

Assurance & Support

To ensure Shariah compliance and quality assurance in Qurbani, the following measures are implemented:

  • Select the appropriate type of animal permissible for Qurbani sacrifice.
  • Choose animals that are in good health and free from major defects
  • Verify that the selected animals meet the specific age requirements: at least one year for sheep and goats, two years for cows, and at least five years for camels.
  • Ensure that the chosen animal(s) are of sufficient quality and size, displaying physical strength and vitality.
  • Perform the slaughter of the animal(s) in accordance with Islamic principles.
  • Ensure that Qurbani (act of sacrifice) is conducted after the Eid prayer.

Yes, although there are numerous reputable organizations and charities, both local and international, that facilitate Qurbani, our dedicated team remains steadfast in upholding the Islamic principles of sacrifice.

We ensure the proper slaughter of each sacrificial animal, carefully distribute the meat, and ensure that it reaches the intended beneficiaries.

Benefits & Rewards

Key Dates – Dhull Hijjah

    • Dhul Hijjah is set to begin on Friday 7 th June 2024.
    • Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Makkah is due to start on Friday 14th June (8th Dhull- Hijjah).
    • The Day of Arafah is expected to fall on Saturday 15th June 2024 (9th Dhul Hijjah).
  • Eid Al Adha begins at sunset on Sunday 16th June (10th Dhul Hijjah) and will end on Wednesday 19th June 2024.

Please note: These dates are subject to the sighting of the moon and may change.