“So turn in prayer towards your Lord and sacrifice.”

Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) had passed the ultimate test – he was willing to give up what he loved most for the sake of Allah (SWT). It is for this reason, we commemorate his sacrifice by offering an animal (a sheep, goat or cow) for slaughter and sharing a portion of its meat with those in need during the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah (Qurban).

The first ten days of Dhu al-Hijjah are the most sacred days of the year, loved by Allah (SWT). By giving to Islamic Relief, you can reap the rewards of this blessed month and serve those in need.

Your Impact

Thanks to people like you, in 2020, our global family was able to reach over 3.3 million vulnerable people for Qurban across 30 countries. Alhamdulillah, your donations provided a critical source of protein to vulnerable families and individuals across the globe.

Here at Islamic Relief, we ensure that only the best quality meat is used – all sacrificed according to Prophetic tradition. We don’t compromise on quality and we work with local suppliers to help local economies flourish.

Who needs to perform Qurban?

According to most Muslims, Qurban is obligatory upon every sane adult Muslim male/female who has wealth in excess to his/her needs. Normally those who are eligible to pay Zakat are obliged to give Qurban.

How does Islamic Relief select recipients of Qurban Meat

It is the policy of Islamic Relief that the selected beneficiaries of the Qurban project are made eligible based on a scoring system, which ranks families according to need. The scoring system is based on the following objective criteria:

  • Families who live on less than the minimum income for that particular country
  • Female-headed households
  • Families with disabled and/or elderly persons
  • Children under five years old
  • Pregnant women
  • Families with little or no access to the market

A thorough needs assessment will be conducted to objectively identify the weighting and priority of each of the above criteria. These are then applied when selecting beneficiaries to ensure we reach the most needy without bias or subjectivity in selection.

Qurban country breakdown

Group A 

Group B

“So pray to your Lord and sacrifice [to Him alone].” ( Al-Kawthar 108/2)

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