Qurbani donors reach £1,000 target!
Hot on the heels of our successful Pakistan Floods Emergency Appeal, we are delighted to announce the achievement of another Penny Appeal target: over £1,000 raised in Qurbani donations!
As a young charity, this was Penny Appeal's first Qurbani appeal and it has enabled British Muslims to donate their Qurbani in one of twelve countries.
Qurbani is the sacrifice that is traditionally offered at Eid al-Adha (Qurbani) in order to give thanks to Allah, whilst also helping those who are in need. Qurbani is obligatory for all sane adult Muslims with at least a minimum level of wealth. Sheep, goats, cows and camels can be sacrificed and the meat is traditionally shared with family, friends and the poor.
In Western countries, however, it is often not possible to perform a Qurbani sacrifice. Therefore, Penny Appeal has given many British Muslims the opportunity to pay for a sacrifice to be made in another country on their behalf. The fresh meat is then distributed to the poor, thus sharing the blessings of Eid on the other side of the world.
Penny Appeal founder, Adeem Younis, commented: "We are very happy with this generous response to our first Qurbani Appeal. With the total raised, we were able to supply 21 sheep and 1 cow. The animals were sacrificed on behalf of our donors and the fresh meat benefited many families in some of the world's poorest countries in time for Eid.
"We would like to say a big thank you to our donors for helping to spread some happiness to the needy during this important festival. We look forward to helping even more people next year."
TUESDAY 23 NOV 2010