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August 9, 2020

6 Reasons To Give Qurbani With Muslim Hands

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6 Reasons To Give Qurbani With Muslim Hands

At Muslim Hands, we take our responsibility of giving Qurbani very seriously. In every step of the Qurbani journey, we make sure that we follow the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw) so that your sacrifice is 100% valid and as many families as possible benefit from your good deeds.

As well as fulfilling a religious obligation, your sacrifice…

1. Gives you choice

You can choose to offer your Qurbani in developing countries like Mali, Niger, and Pakistan or even in emergency zones like Yemen. If you cannot decide on a location, let our experts on the ground identify where your sacrifice is most needed.

2. Helps you do your bit to tackle world hunger

We work closely with field workers and community leaders to identity families that are most in need. Last year, we were able to help 42-year-old Yusufa Saho, who lives with his two wives Aja, and Mariam, and 10 children aged between 14 and 9 months in Medina, in the Giboro Kuta village of The Gambia.

With so many mouths to feed, meat is simply an unaffordable luxury for the family. It costs Yusufa at least 3 months’ salary to buy meat and so instead the family can only afford one 50kg bag of rice a month, which they eat for lunch and dinner every day, including on Eid. On the rare occasion, Yusufa sometimes brings home a piece of rotten fruit or vegetable to add to their meal of rice.

3. Is stun free

Every animal is sacrificed according to traditional Sunnah methods of slaughter, guaranteeing that your sacrifice is halal and valid. We do not stun any of our animals.

4. Is fresh, not frozen, or tinned

All our Qurbani meat is fresh - we do not distribute any frozen or tinned meat. This is especially important for people like Yusufa and his family, who were very excited and overwhelmed by the Qurbani meat they received for Eid. Fresh meat is healthier, more filling and allowed Aja and Mariam to prepare Benechin, a local favourite, for the celebration of Eid.

5. Is made after Eid salah

All sacrifices are made after Eid salah, following the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (saw), as verified in the hadith: ‘Whoever offers a sacrifice after the prayer has completed his rituals (of Eid) and has followed the way of the Muslims.’ (Bukhari).

This means families like Yusufa’s can enjoy the joyous days of Eid with their loved ones with a home cooked, protein-packed meal. Seeing two large platters filled with Benechin made Yusufa’s children very excited and they even changed into new Eid clothes in time for the meal. There was even enough food to share with local neighbours that were passing by.

“It is rare that they would even experience Eid like this, with so much food” said Yusufa. “We have never been able to do this before and would not be able to without the support of the donors through Muslim Hands”.

6. Provides invaluable support to local farmers

Sourcing everything locally means that we can cast our net wider and help even more people, not just beneficiaries like Yusufa and his family. We buy all our animals from local farmers and employ local animal herders and caretakers to look after them. This creates and maintains jobs in the weeks leading up to Eid al-Adha and is especially important now, as so many farming communities have been hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.

As you can see, giving your Qurbani through Muslim Hands, does not just mean one single family like Yusufa’s benefits from high-quality, fresh meat on the days of Eid. Your sacrifice ensures that farmers, shepherds, and animal caretakers can make a living, local shop owners are able to continue trading and that neighbours and friends can also partake in the religious festival.

This is what makes Qurbani with Muslim Hands so special.

With prices from as little as $60, donate today to start your Qurbani journey and make your sacrifice for the sake of Allah (swt).

Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands was established in the UK in 1993. Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. Muslim Hands Canada is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (Charity Registration No. 81126 4985 RR0001).