Why do Qurbani costs vary in each country/group?
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. Locally sourced produce is usually the cheapest way to carry out your Qurbani and it minimizes our carbon footprint. Your money goes further with Islamic Relief because we do not spend money on importing, unless unavoidable.
Why do other charities charge different prices for Qurbani?
Some charities may charge different prices to carry out your Qurbani because of a difference in suppliers, their project implementation methods and their administration costs. Islamic Relief is one of the largest global organisations carrying out Qurbani. With over 25 years of experience we have developed an efficient, cost-effective and reliable process.
We want to ensure that we pay our meat suppliers fair prices for their products year after year.
How does Qurbani help people in the long run?
Your Qurbani provides a family with food for a few days. Many people would normally be left struggling after the meat runs out. However, most of the people who receive Qurbani through Islamic Relief are already benefiting from one of our other projects, such as orphan sponsorship or livelihood support. This means that they receive support year-round. It also means that Islamic Relief knows the individuals in the community and those who are most need. Most of the families eat meat only a few times a year, or even just the once. The Qurbani meat provides them with nutritional benefit and helps connect them with people around the world who are thinking of them during the festive period.
Why is Qurbani canned or frozen for some countries?
In areas of conflict or instability, there can be logistical problems when buying or distributing fresh meat. Other areas have restrictions on the transport of animals, which is why Islamic Relief freezes or cans the Qurbani meat in a selected number of countries. Canning meat also has many benefits; no meat is wasted and the cans have a shelf-life of four years. As the meat is pre-cooked, it is ready to eat and can be distributed in areas where livestock is not reared, or in conflict zones.
Who is Qurbani incumbent upon?
Qurbani is incumbent upon every Muslim who has reached the age of puberty, and who can afford it.
How do I donate?
Go to Donations and click on your home country’s flag.
Thank you for your generous support.