Qurbani 2022

Young Palestinian child holding Qurbani meat

From just £26, you can reap the blessings of Qurbani and Dhul Hijjah – doubling your impact and reward. Follow in the footsteps of the prophets and help vulnerable families to eat well this Eid. We know times are tough so we’ve absorbed rising costs this year to ensure that our cheapest Qurbani available is at the same price as last year. Give your Qurbani today and don’t miss out on the rewards. Limited number of animals available.

Give your Qurbani

Qurbani from £26

When the Messenger (PBUH) was asked what Qurbani is, he answered, “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim. For every hair of the Qurbani you receive a reward from Allah.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

Qurbani from £26

Don't miss out - limited number of Qurbani available.

With skyrocketing food prices, one in ten people will go to bed hungry tonight – that’s 811 million people without enough food to eat. And as millions of people endure displacement and conflict, only made worse by the rising cost of living across the world.

Across the globe, the cost of living is soaring as a hunger crisis hits the most vulnerable. Your Qurbani is more vital than ever, a true lifeline to those struggling for every single meal, offering hundreds of thousands of blessings to each person who gives.

Double your impact and rewards by reaping the blessings of Qurbani and Dhul Hijjah.

The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “No good deeds can be done at a time better than these first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.” (Sahih)

This Eid al-Adha, share the blessings of Eid with the Ummah by performing a Qurbani sacrifice - an act of worship, charity and kindness, from just £26, which will provide an average of 4 kilograms of meat to 4 vulnerable families. Your Qurbani will spread happiness, comfort and hope to thousands in need during these difficult times.

We’re working in 12 countries around the world, supporting communities facing war, displacement, climate disasters, and marginalisation.

For many, the Qurbani sacrifice is considered a duty for all adult Muslims who qualify for Zakat, but it’s certainly encouraged and greatly rewarded for all who are able to give, with every single hair on the sacrificed animal providing blessings to those who give.

Same quality Qurbani, affordable options

Despite rising costs, we know times are tough, so we’ve committed to maintaining the cost of our India Qurbani this year - the cheapest, most affordable one we offer at just £26 - without raising any prices to reflect our growing costs.

We’ve not changed the cost, or the quality! It’s still our same best quality, fresh, nutritious Qurbani from well cared-for animals, all sacrificed according to Prophetic tradition, which we deliver to the most vulnerable communities. We have 30 years’ experience fulfilling this Sunnah, ensuring your sacrifices are done on time between the first and fourth days of Eid al Adha.

If you can’t afford to give a full Qurbani donation, you can still reap the blessings of Qurbani and Dhul Hijjah by donating any amount to our Qurbani Fund, which we’ll pool with other donations to ensure that you still contribute to the sacrifice of Eid al-Adha.

Give whatever you can, and reap the rewards of these blessed 10 days.

The prophetic legacy

“There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” (Bukhari)

Each year, the blessed month of Dhul Hijjah reminds us of the love, obedience, and sacrifice of our prophets.

After a lifetime of longing for a child, Ibrahim (AS) was asked to sacrifice his beloved son Ismail, for the sake of Allah. But Allah spared Ismail at the last minute, and a ram was sacrificed in his place.

Muhammad (PBUH) sacrificed his needs for the good of the Ummah, and cemented Ibrahim’s legacy by sacrificing an animal during Dhul-Hijjah.

Give a second qurbani for the Ummah or the deceased

Did you know, that each Eid, the Messenger (PBUH) sacrificed a second animal which he dedicated to those in the Ummah who couldn’t afford to give? This act of mercy allowed his community to share in the blessings of Eid.

“The Prophet (PBUH) sacrificed for the one who could not sacrifice from his Ummah, one who bore witness to the Oneness of Allah and [his] Prophethood”. (Ahmad)

Revive this Sunnah, and dedicate a second Qurbani to vulnerable Muslims, while doubling the impact and joy you give this Eid.

You can also give a second Qurbani on behalf of those you have lost and who are unable to perform their Qurbani this year – a beautiful way to commemorate and remember them.

Please note: In the rare event of a country quota being filled, we may divert your donations to other locations. If no sheep/goats are available, a share of a cow will be used.

Last Qurbani, you provided 511,858 people with fresh, nutritious meat

Human Appeal sources the highest quality, fresh nutritious meat from local farmers with well-cared for animals, providing a boost to the local economy. We inspect all animals ahead of time and sacrifice strictly in accordance with Islamic principles once Eid prayer is complete.

We have 30 years’ experience fulfilling this Sunnah – last year, you helped us to provide 511,858 vulnerable people with Qurbani meat across 12 countries, including here in the UK. If you donated your Qurbani through Human Appeal last year, you provided an average of 15.4 kilograms of fresh nutritious meat to the most vulnerable families.

Let’s join together this Eid al-Adha for the sake of our Ummah.

Spread joy. Reap the blessings of Dhul Hijjah. Give your Qurbani.

Give your Qurbani from as little as £26 and continue the legacy of the Prophets

How you helped last year

511,858 received fresh nutritious Qurbani meat

12 countries worked in

94,703 families supported

15.4 kg per Qurbani share donated, on average

3.8 kg of meat per family on average

Last Qurbani, you provided 511,858 people with fresh, nutritious meat

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Qurbani FAQs

  • What is Qurbani?

    Qurbani (or ‘Udhiya’, an Arabic word meaning ‘blood sacrifice’) is the sacrifice of an animal for the glorification of Allah. The word Qurbani comes from ‘Qurban’, an Arabic term that means an act performed to seek God’s pleasure.

    A minimum of one third of the meat must go to poor or vulnerable people, and traditionally, the remaining two thirds are split between the donor’s family and neighbourhood. In the UK, many people choose to perform their Qurbani in poorer countries, where the entirety of their donation goes to vulnerable people so their donation can have the greatest impact.

  • Why do we give Qurbani?

    Each year, Muslims reflect the obedience of the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) by making an animal sacrifice to the glory of God. In a dream, Allah commanded Ibrahim to sacrifice his only son Ismail (AS).

    Although Ibrahim loved Ismail very much, he was willing to give him up in devotion to Allah. At the last minute, Allah spared the life of Ismail and sent a ram to be sacrificed instead.

    Qurbani is an act of worship and charity that was continued by the Messenger (PBUH) who said, “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim. For every hair of the Qurbani you receive a reward from Allah.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

    To this day, Qurbani is performed in honour of the Prophet Ibrahim’s surrender to the will of Allah. When we offer our Qurbani, we prove that we too are completely obedient to God and His commands.

  • Who should perform Qurbani?

    Qurbani is incumbent upon all sane adults who have wealth in excess of their needs, according to most schools of thought. This usually means that anyone who is eligible to pay Zakat, must also perform Qurbani.

  • When is the deadline for Qurbani?

    For your Qurbani to be accepted, it must be performed between the first and fourth days of Eid al-Adha.

  • When should I make my Qurbani payment?

    You can make your Qurbani payment anytime from the start of the month of Dhul Hijjah – which will likely begin on 30 June (depending on the sighting of the moon) – until maghrib on the second day of Eid al-Adha. But the sooner we receive your donation, the better chance we have of ensuring that the people we support will have their meat in time to celebrate Eid al-Adha.

    According to certain sources, the act of Qurbani is best performed directly once Eid prayers are over.

  • Which animals are eligible for Qurbani?

    The animals commonly used for Qurbani are sheep, cows, goats and camels. They can be male or female but must be in good health and free from any injuries. The goats and sheep must be at least one year old, cattle, two years, and camels, five years old.

  • How do you quality check the meat?

    We carefully select local farmers to work with and inspect each animal to make sure they have been cared for accordance with Islamic principles, and meet the requirements for Qurbani.

  • What type of Qurbani meat do we provide?

    All of our Qurbani meat is locally-sourced and fresh. We will be performing Qurbani on cows in all countries, and there will also be an option to donate a sheep Qurbani in Iraq and Syria, a goat Qurbani in Yemen or a Buffalo Qurbani in India.

  • How is Qurbani volume decided?

    One person must provide one Qurbani, or one share. Each Qurbani animal makes up a certain number of shares. A small animal such as a sheep or goat counts as one Qurbani share, while larger animals like camels and cattle count as seven Qurbani shares each.

  • Can I buy more than one Qurbani?

    Only adults of means are required to give Qurbani, but you still buy many shares as you like – one for each family member, and even for loved ones who have passed on.

  • Are there any hidden costs?

    No. We’re upfront and transparent about all costs. The amount you give is the amount needed for your Qurbani donation to be completed.

    The prices we list will provide healthy, good quality meat from well-cared for animals. They ensure that farmers and skilled slaughterers are fairly paid, and that your Qurbani is transported and delivered on time, and in accordance with Islamic guidelines.

  • Where will my Qurbani be distributed?

    This year, we’re distributing Qurbani parcels to families in 13 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Malawi, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen and the UK. You can also choose to donate to Where Most Needed and we’ll ensure that your Qurbani is delivered to those who need it most in one of these 13 countries.

  • Who does my Qurbani help?

    As war, displacement, and the aftermath of COVID-19 severely impact the ability of the most vulnerable to stay safe and fed, Qurbani parcels are more important than ever. We’re working with some of the most marginalised families across the world, helping them to eat well this Eid, while our longer-term projects help to empower them to lift themselves out of poverty

    With 821 million people going hungry around the world, this Eid, your Qurbani donations provide relief to those who are struggling to earn a living.

  • How are recipients of Qurbani selected?

    Our country staff survey and assess the needs of local families ahead of Qurbani to work out where help is most needed. We complete needs assessments, often focusing on female-headed households and families that live below the poverty line. Often, Qurbani is the only time in the year that some people will have the chance to eat meat.

    Some families will already be benefiting from our help in other ways – through orphan sponsorship, Ramadan distribution or by attending a school or hospital we’re supporting – but for others, this will be the first time they receive help.

    Follow in the footsteps of the prophets. Give your Qurbani today.

  • How is Qurbani performed at Human Appeal?

    Our local country offices select local farmers with healthy animals. We perform your Qurbani immediately after Eid prayer, and deliver it as soon as possible to the most vulnerable people. All of our Qurbani is fresh and locally-sourced.

  • What days will Qurbani be performed?

    We’re carrying out your Qurbani starting immediately after Eid prayer (whether that’s at home or in congregation in the local country) until the fourth day of Eid al-Adha. But, given the diversity of opinion on whether Qurbani on the fourth day of Eid is valid, we strive to complete all sacrifices by the third day.

    The earlier you make your donation, the more likely we are to be able to fulfil your Qurbani on time; we’ve purchased animals ahead of time to make sure we’re ready to perform your donation as swiftly as possible after receiving your donation.

    If your donation is late and we aren’t able to carry out your sacrifice within the four days of Eid, your charity will still be performed, but it will count as Sadaqah.

  • What will happen if a country quota is filled?

    Please note: In the rare event of a country quota being filled, we may divert your donations to other locations. If no sheep/goats are available, a share of a cow will be used.

  • How will we ensure we perform your Qurbani safely given COVID 19?

    All of our Qurbani work will strictly follow local guidelines and laws to ensure that our work only ever impacts the local community positively.

When the Messenger (PBUH) was asked what Qurbani is, he answered, “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim. For every hair of the Qurbani you receive a reward from Allah.”

Al-Tirmidhi

Spread joy. Reap the blessings of Dhul Hijjah. Give your Qurbani today. Limited number available.

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