Once, our beloved Prophet (saw) was asked, “What is Qurbani?” The Prophet (saw) answered: “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (as). For every hair of the Qurbani you receive a reward from Allah (swt).” Tirmidhi
Qurbani is the religious sacrifice of a goat, sheep, cow, ox, camel or water buffalo between the 10th and 12th days of Dhul Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar.
It is a sacred act to honour the tradition of the blessed Prophet Ibrahim (as) and Ismail (as) and their story of sacrifice and devotion to Allah (swt).
Last year, Save an Orphan delivered more than 124,602 Qurbani meals ot the homes of widowed famlies in Asia and Africa. For many, it was the first meat they tasted in months.
All Muslim adults who are eligible to pay Zakat must also perform Qurbani.
The tenth day of the month marks the start of Eid al-Adha and the Feast of the Sacrifice, when every strand of hair on the Qurbani delivers a reward from Allah (swt).
Dhul Hijjah itself is a very sacred month, when the largest annual gathering of people in the world takes place from the 8th-12th for the annual pilgrimage to Mecca and the Kaaba – itself built by Ibrahim (as) and Ismail (as).
Whether you’re celebrating Eid with your loved ones or joining our pilgrim brothers on the sacred journey to Mecca, we pray that you will consider the poor and the needy this Eid.