QURBANI is a final festival for MUSLIMS across the universe and relates an
animal offering in recognition of the Prophet Abrahim’s own willingness to offering his son for the will of ALLAH (SWT). At the final moment, ALLAH (SWT) replaced Abrahim’s SON with a sheep preserving his life and satisfying Abrahim’s devotion. That is why MUSLIMS pay QURBANI and in doing so, we also help needy families folks and socities receive their share. QURBANI means offering. Every year during the Islamic month of Haj MUSLIMS around the universe slaughter an animal – a Goat, Sheep, Cow or Camel – to reflect the Prophet Abrahim’s willingness to offering his SON Ismail, for the sake of GOD.
At least third of the meat from the animal must go to poor or vulnerable needy people. Traditionally, a MUSLIMS would keep 1 third of the meat for their family and give the last third to their neighbours. Eid-ul-Adha, the Festival of offering, is celebrated during the 12th month of the Islamic calendar known as Haj which describes as ‘Lord of the Pilgrimage’. It is during this month that traveler travel to MECA in order to visit the KABA. Hajj is performed on the 18th, 19th and 10th days of the lunar month. The meat is distributed fresh, frozen depending on factors such as cost, availability and access, though the most of countries get fresh meat.
The meat is buyed from local suppliers in order to profit the local economy. Each meat shopping bags contains on averageof 3 kilograms of meat, which will give a family of 4 with meals for about a week.Those who receive the QURBANI meat include children, widowed orphaned refugees and poor/needy elderly or weakened people. For the most of these people, meat is not part of their daily diet. The QURBANI meat grant some families to eat meat after a year.When families receive QURBANI meat, it fosters a real sense of hope for them and grant them to celebrate this important occasion along with millions of other MUSLIMS across the universe.