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29 June 2021

Your Qurbani Journey: Preparing Your Qurbani Animals!

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With only three weeks to go until the blessed days of Eid al-Adha, our worldwide teams are in the midst of preparing for your Qurbanis! From checking up on the animals to interviewing the families who will be receiving the meat on the day, this is one of the busiest times of the year and everyone is working hard to facilitate your sacrifices.

Our teams in Pakistan and Somalia have sent us a few pictures of how your Qurbani journey is going so far. Without further ado, let's take a look…

Our worldwide teams follow all the Islamic guidelines to ensure your Qurbani is valid and is carried out in the best way possible. We always make sure that the animals are the correct age, in excellent health and are fed good-quality food, and that they are prepared for the sacrifice in a compassionate way in full accordance with the Sunnah.

Moreover, we never stun the animals, ensuring your Qurbani is fully Shariah-compliant, and we never distribute tinned or frozen meat, ensuring the Qurbani meat is to the best standard possible.
Right now, our teams are carrying out regular check-ups on the animals to make sure they stay healthy right up until the days of Eid. This includes ensuring they receive regular vet checks.

The essence of Qurbani is choosing the best animals to sacrifice for Allah (swt) - and we strive to fulfil your amanah to the best of our ability!
Meet Ghulam. He and his two brothers have been running a livestock business in a village in Pakistan for 10 years. They are currently rearing 25 animals (half of them cows or bulls and half of them buffalos) and they usually sell 10 animals on Eid al-Adha.

Rearing the animals for Qurbani requires a lot of investment from farmers like Ghulam. Right now, he is keeping them nourished with high-quality feed, regularly bathing them to ensure they stay cool despite the rising temperatures, and keeping them sheltered during the hot days and giving them plenty of drinking water. But if generous donors like yourself didn't give Qurbani, all of this time, effort and money would be wasted.
Ghulam has five daughters, ma sha Allah, all of them younger than 15 years old. He relies on Qurbani purchases to provide for them, but business has dropped considerably since early 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic began. On Eid 2020, people didn't even visit to see the livestock, so all his energy and resources were wasted.

This year, due to inflation, the price of feed in Ghulam's area has increased - meaning it costs more to take care of the animals. However, people's purchasing power has decreased, meaning he is less likely to sell the animals. Your Qurbani lifts the worry from Ghulam's shoulders while helping to feed orphans, widows and impoverished families in his community.
Meet Muhammad, one of the people who will be receiving your Qurbani meat in Pakistan this year.

A few years ago, Muhammad had a heart attack while he was working in the fields. Later, he fell ill with a severe stomach problem which meant he couldn't eat anything, and he was afterwards diagnosed with cancer.

Unable to work, his landlord evicted him and he was forced to move his family to a 'slum' house with one room, no kitchen or bathroom and no proper fencing. This elderly cancer patient is now living in terrible conditions and is unable to even afford treatment for his serious illness.
Muhammad has four daughters and two sons. They mostly rely on charity for their daily meals, which consist of vegetables, as even the price of pulses has gone up in the local area. Despite his own pain and sickness, Muhammad's main concerns are his daughters.

'All my time is spent worrying about my daughters. We don't have a proper home and they sleep on the dirt floor. W are in poverty and we often don't have enough to eat...'

Muhammad and his family are enduring intensely difficult tests right now - but your Qurbani ensures they can share in the blessings of Eid al-Adha and enjoy rare meals with meat during these special days. Your sacrifice is so much more than obligation - it is a compassionate and merciful action which means the world to those who are suffering.
Across the world in Somalia, Hassan is also concerned about his young children. Alhamdulillah, he can usually feed them daily as long as his business is doing well, but he can't afford to send them to school.

Hassan works as a farmer in a village which is surrounded by IDP camps. He sells cow milk and animals all year round - and thanks to his business, his children get cow milk every day for breakfast. Generally, his family eat maize and beans - meat is a luxury which they enjoy around three times a year.
Hassan is really hoping that he sells a lot of animals during Eid al-Adha this year, because he wants to send his children to school.

'Education is life-saving too. It will help them survive in the future', he says. 'Qurbani is a great opportunity for me to sell my animals. I hope that this year it will help me get my two young boys back into school, as they were dismissed when I was unable to pay the school fees'.

Alhamdulillah, your Qurbani is helping people across the world this Eid! From elderly people in Pakistan to poor farmers in Somalia, these are just a few of the families you will be benefitting with your sacrifice this year.

You can see a full list of Qurbani locations here - and if you can't decide where to give, you can always select the Where Most Needed option and let our local experts allocate your Qurbani! Also, we highly recommend giving an extra Qurbani if you can afford to do so, as this is the Sunnah of our wise and generous Prophet (saw):

‘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]

During the days of Eid al-Adha, the Prophet (saw) would offer both his obligatory sacrifice andan extra Qurbanion behalf of people who couldn’t afford a sacrifice. This merciful deed would allow more people from his Ummah to share in the blessings of Eid al-Adha and enjoy a rare meal with meat.

Due to coronavirus, prolonged conflicts, aid cuts and refugee crises, your Qurbani is more vital than ever in bringing hope to those who are suffering. Give a second, Prophetic Qurbani this Eid to revive this Sunnah, double your reward and feed more families!

Order your Qurbani now to sacrifice for the suffering.

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