" There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Qurbani than sacrificing animals…the sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore, sacrifice with an open and happy heart."
Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him); Tirmidhi
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The ﬁrst ten days of the month of Dhul Hijjah are a special and spiritual time. On the tenth day, we celebrate Eid Al Adha, a time of both joy and reﬂection.
These ten days of Dhul Hijjah carry great importance and lesson for us to learn and live by. During this blessed time, there are many ways in which you can do good and earn reward. This includes fasting on the day of Arafah, sincere dhikr and prayer, giving sadaqah and completing Udhiyya/Qurbani.
This Eid al Adha, we ask you to remember our brothers and sisters of the holy land when celebrating or completing religious rites. Palestinian refugees continue to face violence, poverty and displacement during these unprecedented times. They continue to live under occupation, discriminatory laws and economic disadvantage. As the world continues to call for justice in the face of oppression and the global pandemic highlights how vulnerable those already struggling are, now is the time to show solidarity and compassion.
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What is Qurbani/Udhiyya?
Qurbani means sacrifice. Both Qurbani and Udhiyya are used to refer to the ritual sacrifice performed during Eid al Adha.
Every year during the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims around the globe sacrifice an animal – a goat, sheep, cow or camel – to reflect the Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh)’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail, for the sake of God.
In accordance to Shariah, 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, friends and family.
How much is Qurbani in Palestine?
Prices across the Middle East vary. They can be between £150-£300 for a small animal and £150-£250 for a share in a large animal. A shariah compliant Qurbani outside of Palestine which is then imported as frozen meat is usually around £95-£105.
How else can I help Palestinians in need?
Eid gifts in the form of ﬁnancial aid or food e.g. Fresh Meat Parcels are a great way to ease the burden and make Eid brighter for struggling refugees. It costs approximately £20 to provide a family with 2-3kgs of fresh meat on Eid.
Do I have to give Qurbani and how many do I need?
The general rule is that Qurbani should be performed by adults of sane mind and affordable means. Some Islamic Schools of Thought class the act as wajib (obligatory), while others say it is a sunnah (optional). However, it is generally agreed that if a person can afford Qurbani, they should perform it.
Qurbani animals have ‘shares’. Sheep and goats have one share each, camels and cattle each have seven shares. So for a single person, Qurbani is fulfilled with a sheep or a goat.
Up to seven people can share in the purchase of a cow or a camel, and the sacrifice will be made for the seven.
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