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Qurbani 2020

Qurbani Appeal

What is Qurbani?

Qurbani or Udhiya, means to sacrifice (slaughter) an animal. Every year Muslims sacrifice sheep, goats and cattle between the 10th and 12th days of Dhul Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar. With the COVID-19 affecting vulnerable families all over the globe, this year your Qurbani is more important than ever before.

We at Global Relief Trust can confidently reassure you that we source and sacrifice the healthiest animals, getting value for money with your donations whilst respecting your duty as a Muslim and guaranteeing your Qurbani reaches those who need it the most, on time.

Make Eid ul-Adha extra special for those living in poverty and hunger.

Fulfill your Qurbani obligations now.

You can also support our worldwide Qurbani programmes for £20 to provide nutritional meat to the most needy places.

The significance of Qurbani

The practice of Qurbani can be traced back to the Prophet Ibrahim (AS).
It is a sacred act to honour the tradition of the blessed Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and Ismail (AS) and their story of sacrifice and devotion to Allah (SWT).

Eid-al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, is celebrated during the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar, known as Dhul Hijjah – which translates as ‘Lord of the Pilgrimage’. It is during this month that pilgrims travel to Mecca in order to visit the Kaaba. Hajj is performed from the eighth to the twelfth of Dhul Hajj. Eid ul-Adha is celebrated on tenth of Dhul Hajj and is celebrated for 3 days.

Sacrificed meat is distributed among the poor and needy across the globe. At least one third of the meat from the animal must go to poor or vulnerable people. Traditionally, a Muslim would keep one third of the meat for their family and give the final third to their neighbours.

Those who receive the Qurbani meat include widows, orphaned children, refugees, the poor, and the elderly or disabled people. For the majority, meat is not part of their regular diet. The Qurbani meat allows some families to eat meat after a whole year. Your Qurbani can provide up to 60 meals.

When families receive Qurbani meat, it literally allows them to celebrate Eid with nutritional food along with millions of other Muslims across the world.

Who is Qurbani Compulsory for?

According to many scholars, Qurbani is an obligation for all sane adult male or female Muslims who meet the Zakat threshold (nisaab).

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (AS). For every hair of the Qurbani you receive a reward from Allah (SWT).”

Where will my Qurbani be distributed?

We will be distributing Qurbani meals to impoverished people across Yemen, Syria, Bangladesh, Burundi, Gaza and Pakistan.

This year with COVID-19 affecting so many of our brothers and sisters, it is important that we all remember our responsibility to the less fortunate.

Do I need to do Qurbani on behalf of my children?

This depends on the school of thought you follow. Please consult your local Imam/Shaykh for further clarification. According to the Hanafi school of thought it is obligatory for:

• Every sane Muslim of mature age who has wealth above the nisaab.
• Non-travelling persons
• Those who possess wealth which is beyond their needs, equal to (or more than) the current level of nisaab (see our Zakat Calculator for further information) (hyperlink Zakat Calculator)

Do I need to give the names for the people of the Qurbani?

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.

When will Qurbani be done?

This depends on the country you have chosen. Qurbanis are performed after the Eid Salah in each field office in Yemen, Syria, Bangladesh, Gaza, Burundi or Pakistan.

When should I clip my nails or cut my hair?

Until the new moon of Dhul Hijjah appears (i.e. on the 1st of Dhul Hijjah) it is recommended not to remove hair, nails or skin until the sacrifice has occured. Unfortunately we cannot give you an exact time when your Qurbani will be completed and we recommend if you are observing this opinion to avoid removing the above until the 11th day of Dhul Hijjah (the second day of Eid).

Can you do more than one Qurbani?

In short yes, you can do as many as you wish. The Prophet (SAW) carried out multiple Qurbanis for himself and the Ummah.

Can I do Qurbani for a deceased person?

Yes you can. It is not an obligation however it can be done as Sadaqah Jariyah for a loved one. Many Muslims around the world offer multiple Qurbani for our beloved Prophet SAW.

When should I make payment?

You should do this as soon as possible. We will take Qurbani orders until 2am (UK Time) on 10th Dhul Hijjah (Eid day). We have reserved thousands of sheep, goats and cattle however you must hurry as once we have allocated all the ones we have reserved we will not be taking on any more orders.

How do we define costs of Qurbani?

At Global Relief Trust, we are always looking at ensuring Qurbani prices are kept as low as possible but there is always an inflation of livestock around Qurbani time. The costs of Qurbani includes not only the purchasing of the animals, but feeding them, taking care of them, their transport, slaughter, butcher costs, distribution, monitoring and other support costs. Support costs are essential to ensure that good healthy animals are purchased and taken care of as well as well as selecting the most needy people to give meat to.

Fulfill your Qurbani obligation with GRT to one of the following countries:

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