Alhamdulillah, last year you helped us provide 3,648,171 Qurbani meals – this year, with your help, we can provide nutritious food offerings to where it’s needed most around the world on Eid al-Adha, Insha’Allah.
“It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is piety from you that reaches Him.”
All Muslim adults who are eligible to pay Zakat must make an animal sacrifice. By giving your Qurbani, you are fulfilling your religious obligation to provide quality, nutritious food to the poor.
What is Qurbani?
Qurbani is the religious sacrifice of sheep, goats, and cattle between the tenth and twelfth days of Dhul Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar.
Qurbani is a sacred act to honour the tradition of the blessed Prophet Ibrahim (AS), his beloved son Ismail (AS) and their story of sacrifice and devotion to Allah (SWT).
We called to him, “O Ibrahim, you have fulfilled the vision. Indeed, we thus reward the doers of good. Indeed, this was a clear trial.” -The Holy Qur’an 37:104
A single Qurbani donation can provide 57 nutritious meals, and supply protein-filled meat to where it’s most needed throughout the year.
Messages from our beneficiaries
Bringing Renewed Strength to Suleman in Asia
“My wife’s death broke my heart. I lost the will to work, but I didn’t stop running my vegetable cart, because my children needed me. This Qurbani will definitely bring smiles to my children’s faces, as they will be able to celebrate the festival like the old times they had with their mother”.
Suleman is a widower in Asia who received Qurbani thanks to your donations.
Bringing Happiness and Celebration to Aisha in Africa
"I am so thankful for this donation. It has never been easy for us during Eid celebrations. In all the past Eid celebrations, we never celebrated Eid with full happiness. Today is a rahma (blessed) day from the donors. We shall play nasheed songs.”
Aisha is a grandmother in Africa who also takes care of young orphans. Her family received Qurbani thanks to your donations.
Who is Qurbani Compulsory for?
Qurbani holds a special place in Islam. Its importance is stressed upon in the Qur’an and it serves as a reminder of Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) devotion and obedience.
According to many scholars, Qurbani is an obligation for all Muslims whose wealth reaches the Zakat threshold. Despite this, its critical role within Islam is often missed, resulting in its tremendous barakah being lost.
The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said: “For every hair of the Qurbani, you receive a reward from Allah (SWT)” (Tirmidhi)
It is known that donating Qurbani brings abundant rewards from Allah (SWT). But crucially, the most important part of giving Qurbani is the intention: it must be given humbly with God-consciousness (Taqwa).
When is Qurbani?
It is advisable to donate as early as possible to ensure there is enough time for allocation and preparation.
The time for physically offering the sacrifice begins after the Eid prayer on Eid-al-Adha, which this year is expected to be 28th June, and ends when the sun sets on the thirteenth of Dhu'l-Hijjah.
There are four days of sacrifice: the day of Eid-al-Adha and the three days after it.
Penny Appeal will endeavour to use your gift as requested, wherever possible. If for any reason we cannot use your donation as you have indicated, we will use it to fund similar projects in other countries or other projects in the relevant country. Penny Appeal’s strategic overview and on the ground experience means it is in the best position to decide how to meet need as it arises.