Qurbani 2017

Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said, “The believer is not he who eats his fill while his neighbor is hungry.” [Bukhari]

WHY YOUR QURBANI MATTERS

Sadly, millions of families around the world have to face Eid-al-Adha hungry and malnourished. But we can change this.

Last year we provided Qurbani to thousands of  people. This year, we want to reach even more. If you allow us to perform your Qurbani, we can make sure some of the world’s poorest families are fed.

Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said, “The believer is not he who eats his fill while his neighbor is hungry.” [Bukhari]

Qurbani or Udhiyyah is the animal sacrifice Muslims make during Eid-al-Adha. It takes place on the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, Dhul Hijjah, and the meat is distributed to the poor. During Qurbani, we’ll be distributing meat in dozens of the countries we work in.

The history of Qurbani can be traced back to the story of Cain (Qaabeel) and Abel (Haabeel). Abel was the first human being to offer the sacrifice of an animal to Allah. It can also be traced back to Prophet Ibrahim who had a dream that God ordered him to sacrifice his son, Ismael. While Ibrahim surrendered to God’s command, God intervened just before he could perform the sacrifice, sending him a ram in Ismael’s place. Today, the continued practice of the ritual of animal sacrifice serves as a reminder of Ibrahim’s obedience to God.

Qurbani is compulsory for every Muslim who is of sound mind and possesses the nisab (zakat threshold).

It’s simple. Choose the country where you’d like the animal to be sacrificed (or sent to). When we receive your order, we will perform the Qurbani on the morning of Eid. Part of the meat will be kept fresh and part of it will be canned, depending on the country you choose.

The meat will then be distributed to the poorest families on the day of Eid-al-Adha, ensuring the poor get to celebrate Eid just like the rest of us. We do our very best to reach as many people as possible.

At United Muslim Relief, we’re committed to distributing meat to the world’s most needy families. This year, we’ve selected 17 countries in urgent need of your support. In addition to regions like Palestine and Syria, where the struggle is widely publicized, we’ve also chosen regions such as Yemen, Somalia, and Myanmar, where people continue to suffer just as much yet aren’t publicized.

We either send out the meat fresh or we preserve it by canning, ensuring a long shelf life. By canning the meat, the poor can eat well on Eid and over the years to come too.

Sadly, millions of families around the world have to face Eid-al-Adha hungry and malnourished. But we can change this. Last year we provided Qurbani to one million people. This year, we want to reach even more. If you allow us to perform your Qurbani, we can make sure some of the world’s poorest families are fed. Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said, “The believer is not he who eats his fill while his neighbor is hungry.” [Bukhari]

Country Listing

UMR has reached its limit and fulfilled distributions in most countries. However, you’ll be able to donate to the most needed of the list below.

Below are the countries that are available for your Qurbani/Udhiyah through UMR.

CountryShare
Kenya$110.00
Somalia$70.00
Sudan$100.00
Eritrea(refugees)$100.00
Pakistan$110.00
Kashmir$110.00
Yemen$125.00
Bangladesh$120.00
Myanmar$110.00
India$45.00
Niger$100.00
Lebanon$195.00
Iraq$266.00
Syria$266.00
Palestine$485.00
Jordan (Palestinian & Syrian Refugees)$188.00
USA$185.00
Where Needed most$130.00
Frozen Qurbani
Palestine$188.00 (Frozen meat)
Jordan (Palestinian & Syrian Refugees)$132.00 (Frozen meat)


*Frozen Meat

Due to the unpredictability of world events, UMR may use its judgment in distributing donated funds for its Global humanitarian relief effort

Case Study

When we knocked on Akbar Jan’s door, she didn’t know that this would be the best surprise in years.

Akbar, a widow who lives with her two daughters and ailing sister in a small house in Shawai Nala, Muzzaffrabad, Pakistan has faced misery after misery. Six years ago, Akbar’s husband died of a heart attack and, without a breadwinner, her and her daughters have slowly crept into dire poverty.

To add to their troubles, their village suffered from torrential rain and 90% of the houses in the area were destroyed or badly damaged. The knock on the door was to give them their share of Qurbani. The treat was particularly special because they hadn’t tasted even a strand of meat for the entire year. “I’m so happy to see my family enjoying a good meal after so long,” Akbar says. “It was such a blessing that we received this Qurbani meat in such a respectable manner.”

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