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Delivering Your Qurbani For Over 20 Years

Make a Qurbani sacrifice for the love of Allah swt by honouring the tradition of the blessed Prophet Ibrahim (as) and Ismail (as). 

Key Facts

Even in a world of abundance, hunger is one of the biggest problems that we as a global community face. No one should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from.

815 million people regularly go to bed hungry

That’s about one in nine people or 11% on earth who suffer from chronic hunger

One in four persons is undernourished in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence of hunger.

Every 10 seconds a child dies of hunger in the world

Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five in the world

The Blessings of Dhul-Hijjah

“No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these (first ten days of Dhul Hijjah).” [Tirmidhi]

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. Prophet Ibrahim (as) had a series of dreams where Allah swt instructed him to sacrifice his only, beloved son, Ismail (as). Upon hearing of these dreams, Ismail (as) encouraged his father to follow through with the command, even though it would result in his death. Ismail (as) comforted his father by reminding him of the love and mercy of Allah (swt). In his devotion to Allah (swt), Ibrahim (as) agreed to follow his dream and perform the sacrifice. But at the moment of slaughter, Allah swt intervened

 and sent a ram to be sacrificed in Ismail’s (as) place. Ismail (as) was spared because Ibrahim (as) proved he would sacrifice his son as a devotion to Allah, irrespective of his own love and pain. The continued practice of religious sacrifice acts as a reminder of Ibrahim’s obedience to Allah (swt), and this is why we too, are asked each year to make a sacrifice. Your Qurbani donation symbolises a sacrifice of worldly attachment and a movement closer to Allah. Your Qurbani will aim to reach more people than ever before. Making a Qurbani donation to Muslim Global Relief, you will enable the world’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in over 40 countries to enjoy Eid, as this is the only time many families eat meat in the entire year.

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What We're Doing

Muslim Global Relief has been working since 2000 to bring us closer to a zero hunger world. Your Qurbani donation supports our Comprehensive Global Food Programme which involves the following: 

Food parcels & Nutritious Meals

Irrigating farmland & running food banks

Food programmes to fight malnutrition

Installing Water Wells & Hand Pumps

Providing communities with education and training on sustainable farming

Providing families with farming tools and seeds to sustain their livelihoods 

East Africa Famine

Qurbani: FAQS

Qurbani, or Udhiyah as it is known in Arabic, is the word that describes the sacrifice of an animal during the period of Eid ul Adha for the pleasure of Allah (swt). The qurbani takes place on Eid Ul Adha, which marks the completion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage We celebrate by honouring the tradition of the Prophet Ibrahim (Alahi Salaam) by sacrificing an animal and distributing the meat to those in need.

Qurbani should be performed by adults of sane mind who are financially sound, able to afford it and have the means to do so. The Hanafi ulema say it is wajib (obligatory) to perform Qurbani whilst the other schools of jurisprudence say it is sunnah. Ourbani is given purely for the pleasure of Allah swt and there is great blessings in doing so.

The animals to be slaughtered at Qurbani usually are goats, sheep, cattle (cows or bulls), buffalo or camels. Under the rules of Qurbani, the animals can be male or female, but should be in good health, free from any handicap, illness, disease and above a certain age. Goats and sheep must be at least one years old, while cattle must be two years, and camels five years. Muslim Global Relief ensure that all animals chosen for Qurbani meet this strict criteria and are treated really well.

All Qurbani animals have shares. One qurbani or sacrifice is required by each person and different animals have varying shares. Small livestock such as sheep and goats have one share each, so one sheep would equal one qurbani. Larger animals such as camels and cattle each have seven shares. These large animals can be divided into seven parts, so for a single person, Qurbani is fulfilled with one share of the large animal eg. one seventh of a camel or cow.

1 small animal (Sheep or Goat) = 1 Qurbani
1 large animal (Cattle) = 7 Qurbanis

You can make as many Qurbanis as you want – for example two or three shares in a cow – and on behalf of as many individuals as you like, including those who have passed away.

Yes Qurbani can be given on behalf of friends, family, loved ones and those who have passed away. 

Qurbani can be performed from the 10th day of the month of Dhul-Hijjah until the sun sets on the 12th of Dhul-Hijjah. The best time is to perform the act of Qurbani is immediately after the completion of the Eid-ul-Adha prayers. Muslim Global Relief ensures your qurbani is completed on time and in the correct Islamic manner.

According to Islamic teaching the meat from Qurbani should be divided into three equal parts, one part for the family, one part for relatives / friends and one part for the poor and needy. The meat from Qurbani can be distributed to the poor or rich, Muslim or non-Muslim. Muslim Global Relief have been performing qurbani for over 20 years and offer Qurbani in countries where there is extreme poverty. We distribute meat to the most neediest and destitute.

Eid ul Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice) is the three-day festival that marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage and Qurbani is offered for the pleasure of Allah swt and to commemorate the sacrifice the Prophet Ibrahim (alaihis salaam), who was willing to perform Qurbani of his own son Ismail (alaihis salaam) for Allah, who spared his son by sending down a ram to take his place.
Eid ul Adha is a public holiday in Muslim countries and a time for Muslims to thank Allah for the blessings they have received, and to celebrate with their families, friends and relatives. It is also a time to remember the less fortunate and well-off through the act of Qurbani, donations and gifts, so they can also celebrate the occasion.

Qurbani Donation: Pictures

Each year Muslim Global Relief undertakes the Qurbani obligation for thousands of people around the world, distributing your qurbani donation to the most needy and destitute.

Gaza: Providing Hot Meals

MGR works to reach people tackling hunger all year round. Our teams in Gaza with your support have been providing nutritious hot meals to thousands of poor families across Gaza

Yemen: Feeding The Hungry

Muslim Global Relief has been providing food parcels and nutritious meals to vulnerable families and orphan children in conflict & crisis hit countries around the world for over 20 years. Our teams in Yemen feed thousands of families and hundreds of vulnerable orphan children each year.


Award Winning Muslim Charity

We having been awarded the UK's Best Muslim Charity at the National British Muslim Awards. Recognised for our outstanding work in villages across Africa, Asia & the Middle East. Working over 20 years to alleviate the impacts of poverty & sickness. Providing humanitarian relief to those affected by natural disasters, war, and conflict.
We Are No.1

Winning the Charity of the Year Award is evidence of Muslim Global Relief's excellence, dedication, and inclusivity, and it will give us strength to keep working hard and for us to have an even greater positive impact on the communities we serve.