QURBANI IN GAZA STRIP

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Gigi Zahir

June 9, 2023

Amount Donated
£19.0
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Shaista Khan

May 30, 2023

Donation for Qurban

Amount Donated
£150.0
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Nadia azeem

July 15, 2022

Amount Donated
£10.0
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Anonymous

July 9, 2022

Amount Donated
£10.0
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Ahsia Nazam

July 9, 2022

Sadaqah payment

Amount Donated
£80.0

WHAT IS QURBANI?

Qurbani means sacrifice. Every year during the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims around the world slaughter an animal – a goat, sheep, cow or camel – to reflect the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail, for the sake of God.

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.

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF QURBANI

The practice of Qurbani can be traced back to the Prophet Ibrahim, who dreamed that God ordered him to sacrifice his only son, Ismail. In his devotion to God, Ibrahim agreed to follow his dream and perform the sacrifice. But God intervened and sent a ram to be sacrificed in Ismail’s place.

Ismail was spared because Ibrahim proved he would sacrifice his son as an act of piety, despite the loss it would have caused him. The continued practice of sacrifice acts as a reminder of Ibrahim’s obedience to God.

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 on the eighth, ninth and tenth days of the lunar month. Eid ul-Adha begins on the tenth and ends on the 13th.

Eid Al-Adha & Qurbani in Gaza 

Providing qurban meat for the Gazans will help revive their spirits and will let them know that their brothers and sisters from around the world are standing strong in their support.

This Eid al-Adha, we aim to put a smile on the face of our oppressed brothers and sisters in Gaza, Palestine. The meat is distributed to after careful research and proper verification a list is formed of those who are the most needy families. The preparation of this list is done with a lot of care so that meat reaches those who are really deserving. Many don’t have access to refrigerators etc to keep meat for long periods of time. The list of beneficiaries include people whose houses were demolished by occupation forces, orphans, families of martyrs, poor and needy families.

All the beneficiaries will receive 1kg of pure meat that will help them feel food secure for a week. The team on the ground will be fulfilling all Islamic principles and requirements as per proper Islamic teachings. By donating to this qurban campaign, our donors have the opportunity to help feed their Muslim brothers and sisters directly on the ground in Gaza without too many intermediaries. It’s not just about the quantity of the donation. The main aim is the quality of our donations and being a part of circulating good for the sake of Allah.Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: “The best of deeds is making the believer happy, such as covering his ‘awrah, satisfying his hunger or meeting his need.” [Tabarani]For these people finding sustenance is a challenge in itself and with their non-existent to meager earnings a good meal (like meat) is a luxury most have rarely experienced. Your sacrifice done for these people will bring them huge relief and great joy on this auspicious occasion of Eid. Donations to this campaign will help provide meat packages to these poor and needy Muslims so that they also get the chance to forget their sorrows and make the most out of Eid.