What is Qurbani?
Qurbani means sacrifice. Every year during the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims around the world slaughter an animal - a goat, sheep, cow or camel - to reflect the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail, for the sake of God.
At least one third of the meat from the animal must go to poor or vulnerable people. Traditionally, a Muslim would keep one third of the meat for their family and give the final third to their neighbours.
Wherever possible, Islamic Relief will source a country’s own produce for its work. This is why prices vary at the local level. Buying from the local community will benefit the traders and farmers, as well as the local economy. It is also usually the cheapest way to carry out your Qurbani. Your money goes further with Islamic Relief because we do not spend money on importing, unless unavoidable. We also try to minimise our carbon footprint by purchasing locally.
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