“Once our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was asked, what is Qurbani? The Prophet (SAW) answered: ‘It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (AS). For every hair of the Qurbani you receive a reward from Allah (SWT)” - Tirmidhi
Qurbani is a religious sacrifice of sheep, cattle, or goats which is made after Eid al Adha prayers, between the 10th and 12th days of Dhul Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar. The blessed tradition of Qurbani was passed down to us by our Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and Ismail (AS) reflecting on their ultimate devotion to Allah (SWT) and the sacrifices the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) was willing to make in adherence to his love for Allah (SWT).
‘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)
Traditionally, one-third of the meat is given to the poor and needy Muslims around the world, with the remaining two-thirds to neighbours and kept by the one making the Qurbani.
Those who receive our Qurbani meat include, but are not limited to, orphans, refugees, the poor, elderly, disabled and vulnerable families who appreciate the Qurbani given to them as it fosters hope for the future and enabled them to celebrate Eid with a healthy protein-packed meal.
One million needy people have benefitted from our Qurbani program over the last 3 years and we always try and benefit the community by using local slaughterhouses to create jobs and benefit the local eco-system.
We follow Sharia in order to procure the meat for Qurbani by ensuring:
A healthy animal is sacrificed
The animal is older than one year in age
The meat is of a good quality that has not been stunned in the slaughter process and is safe for human consumption.
The Qurbani is performed after Eid prayer
Our fresh Qurbani meat is distributed on the same day to the people in need and the quantity of meat is sufficient for a family of five.
This year, and with your support, we will continue to help people in need not only through our regular food distribution but also with Qurbani. You can help and give your Qurbani with SKT Welfare today in Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, Gaza, Africa, and Rohingya and rest assured that 100% of your donation will go towards reaching the people in need.
“There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Qurbani than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Judgment with its horns, hair, and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart” [Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah]