We distribute Qurbani to more needy families in Pakistan.
Last year your generosity and support meant that we were able to provide meat to over 3,000 widows, orphans and disabled men, women and children in the most deprived areas. For many of our beneficiaries, it was the first time they had eaten meat for over a year and we were able to give them an Eid to remember.
Why you should perform Qurbani through us:
- We only purchase animals from local farms which benefits the local farmers and their families.
- We aim to work closely with local teams on the ground to ensure that all of the animals are well cared for prior to Eid and be kept in good conditions.
- We distribute Qurbani meat to the neediest people in the communities including poor families, orphans and widows.
- We ensure that every Qurbani takes place according to strict shariah requirements. Our Hafiz recites relevant prayers and calls the donor’s name for each Qurbani.
What is Qurbani?
The meaning of the word Qurbani is sacrifice and can be traced back to the Prophet Ibrahim who dreamt that God had ordered him to sacrifice his only son Ismail. Ibrahim agreed to perform the sacrifice to show is devotion to God but God intervened and sent a ram in Ismail’s place. Ibrahim’s son was spared because Ibrahim showed that he would sacrifice Ismail despite the pain it would cause him.
Every year during the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah Muslims around the world slaughters an animal as a reminder of Prophet Ibrahim’s obedience to God. The meat is then distributed equally between the poor, the rest of the family and neighbours.
What is Eid al Adha?
Eid-al-Adha is the Festival of Sacrifice and is celebrated during the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, Dhul Hijjah. This is the month when pilgrims travel to Mecca to perform Hajj and visit the Kaaba. Hajj is performed on the 8th, 9th and 10th days of the lunar month and Eid ul-Adha begins on the 10th and lasts for 3 days. The Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle and so the dates for Eid and other events change every year.
Meet some of the people you supported last Qurbani
Last year, #TeamZUF visited one of our Qurbani distribution points in a small village and met Mohammed Deen. Speaking to our team we were told that due to poverty, the warm climate in the region and deteriorating health, meant that he could barely afford to provide food for his family. Mohammad Deen and his family had not eaten any meat for over 2 years until this Qurbani.
Every year, many of our teams visits the homes of the elderly, disabled and widows who are unable to travel to our Qurbani distribution points.
Last year, In a small hut in a village just outside Bhera City we met one elderly and disabled couple. Isolated and alone they barely had enough shelter and food to survive. Your support and Zakat meant that we were able to give them both enough food for the next month and money for their essential medicine.