No matter who you are, where you live, or what you look like, one thing is certain: Eid is for everyone!
The Prophet (pbuh) was sent as a mercy for all people. So it is no wonder that the global Muslim population of 1.8 billion is rich and diverse. We share different languages, cultures, traditions, skin colours, and economic backgrounds. Some of us are privileged, while some live in the most challenging parts of the world. Yet, at the end of the day, we follow the same calendar, practice the same religion, and read the same book. We are equal and united — tied by the bond of faith.
With Eid ul Adha around the corner, we must remember that everyone should experience the joy of Eid. Eid is for the poor, the rich, the orphan, the widow, the have and the have-nots. As for us, we have an obligation to provide our Udhiya/Qurbani, and as for the less fortunate, they have the right to a blessed, joyous Eid celebration made possible through your donation. Allah (swt) says in the Holy Quran: In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy: therein let them rejoice. (Yunus 10:58).
Fulfil your Qurbani today and share the joy and blessings of Eid with everyone in need.
Once our beloved Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said, “It is the sunnah of your father Ibrahim. For every hair of the Qurbani, you will receive a reward from Allah and for every hair in the wool you will receive a reward.” – Ibn Majah & Tirmidhi
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Countries include: Syria, Lebanon, Bosnia, Morocco, Tunisia, & Guyana
Bangladesh, Yemen, Rohingya
Countries include: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Burundi, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Kenya
Countries include: Only India
Countries include: Only Palestine
Gift orphans the joy of Eid with bags of toys, candy, and other goodies.
To ensure that all those in need in a particular region are looked after on Eid, we distribute the Udhiya in accordance with the needs of each region throughout the continent.
The Prophet (saw) said, ‘The first thing we will do on this day of ours, is to offer the (Eid) prayer and then return to make the sacrifice. Whoever does so, he acted according to our Sunnah…’ (Bukhari)
So, is it only a Sunnah and not a fard?
The Hanafi school states that any adult, sane Muslim who possesses the minimum amount (the Nisab) must sacrifice and donate Qurbani. In short, if you are eligible to pay Zakat because you possessed more than the Nisab, you need to offer a sacrifice (Qurbani or Udhiya).
The Maliki and Hanbali schools state that the person responsible for the household can make the sacrifice or Udhiya or Qurbani on behalf of the members in their immediate household.
However, if you live in a household where more than one person possess more than the Nisab amount and pays their own Zakat, then the best and safest option is for all those who pay Zakat to offer their own sacrifice or Udhiya or Qurbani.
If you cannot afford it (you don’t have more then the Nisab amount), then you are excused from making the sacrifice.
The animals are treated gently and with care. Read our blog here to learn more about how animals are treated in the process.
The slaughter will take place on one of the three days of Eid. If you pay for your Qurbani on the second or third day of Eid, the Udhiya will still be carried out on one of the days of Eid.
‘The Prophet (saw) sacrificed for the one who could not sacrifice from his Ummah, one who bore witness to the Oneness of Allah and [his] Prophethood’. [Tabarani and Ahmad]
After fulfilling his personal obligation, the Prophet (saw) sacrificed an additional Udhiya/Qurbani in the name of the Muslims who could not afford to do so. Revive this forgotten Sunnah and provide more families and their children with a piece of joy on Eid ul Adha and to facilitate a day of celebration for them.
- Sheep and goats at least one year in age (enough for one person’s Qurbani)
- Cows or buffalo at least two years in age (enough for seven people’s Qurbani)
- Camels of at least five years in age (enough for seven people’s Qurbani)
In addition, all animals must be healthy and free of disease, including the following conditions:
- They must not be blind, one-eyed or have lost a third (or more) of their sight
- They cannot be missing a third (or more) of their ear or tail, either through loss or since birth
- Their horn(s) cannot be broken off from their root
- They must not have a lame leg that is sufficiently weak that they are unable to walk on it
- They cannot be excessively thin or lean
- They must be able to walk themselves to the site of the slaughter
- They cannot be toothless, or missing over half their teeth
- There is no preference between male or female Qurbani animals.
You can make your donation as early as you would like to. Do not delay your donation – it is better to be earlier than it is to be late! Nevertheless, you can make payments right up until the end of the second day after Eid (before Maghrib).
The Prophet (saw) said, ‘When the ten days (of Dhul Hijjah) start, and one of you intends to sacrifice, then let him not cut his hair or his nails’. (Muslim)
The meat is distributed freshly cut to families. The weight distributed per family depends on the size of the family.
If you have missed Qurbani in a previous year, you can make it up this year by sacrificing an extra animal. Simply calculate how many years you’ve missed and you will know how many animals you need to sacrifice.
When performing the Qurbani, the names of the people should be mentioned after mentioning Allah’s name and glorifying him.
EID IS FOR EVERYONE!
In The Field
Human Concern International’s staff, volunteers, and partners actively take photos of their time and their work in the field with our beneficiaries as they receive food baskets, medical care, warm meals, and more. To see the latest photos from the field, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
OUR STAFF COMMENTS
While we eat meat almost daily, Millions of Muslims around the world enjoy meat only once every 365 days, on Eid ul Adha. We urge you to donate your Udhiya to vulnerable families and communities in need. Help us facilitate a day of joy and celebration for their families, friends, and loved ones.Mahmuda Khan