WHAT IS QURBAN (Udhiyah)?
Qurban 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 Allah.
Qurban is slaughtered during the days of Eid Al-Adha as an act of worship, intending to draw closer to Allah thereby. It is one of the rituals of Islam prescribed in the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (pbuh). Qurban is a Compulsory Sunnah of our Prophet (pbuh) and it is of great value of reward. It was reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said “O people, it is compulsory for every household to make a sacrifice yearly.” [Ahmed]
Throughout this occasion, we should not forget the poor and needy in the world who experience Eid whilst they are suffering hunger and poverty due to conflict and natural disasters.
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Whoever feeds a needy person until
he is satisfied, Allah (SWT) will allow him to enter Paradise from
a door, nobody will enter that door except those who did the
same as him.” [Tabarani]
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Whoever feeds a needy person until he is satisfied, Allah (SWT) will allow him to enter Paradise from a door, nobody will enter that door except those who did the same as him.” [Tabarani]
INVITATION TO DO GOOD
Your Qurban will reach the poor in 3 forms:
- Fresh on site Qurban: Livestock is purchased and slaughtered on the destination country where available allowing the needy to enjoy the fresh local meat on the days of Eid Al-Adha.
- Hard Frozen Qurban: Cut into 6 pieces, individually wrapped and shipped in separate cartons to its intended destination via refrigerated containers.
- Canned Qurban: This is pre-cooked with a long shelf- life, distributed in regions without refrigeration facilities, such as refugee camps.
In 2020, we hope to reach many more people around the world with your Qurban meat. We desire to do much more, but this massive campaign cannot be achieved without your much appreciated generosity and support.
Human Appeal Australia invites you to increase your rewards during these blessed days by donating your Qurban to those in need and bring happiness into their lives.
"FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS"
Yes. Qurban is considered an Obligatory Sunnah therefore it is an obligation for each household to provide at least one Qurban.
No. You can delegate that to an individual or an organisation to sacrifice your Qurban on your behalf.
Each household must do at least 1 Qurban. This is according to the hadith of the Prophet (pbuh), “O people, it is compulsory for every household to make a sacrifice yearly.” [Ahmed]
Yes. You can do as much as you can or like. The Prophet (pbuh) would at times sacrifice more than one animal. It was narrated that once with his own hand (pbuh) had sacrificed 63 animals and asked Ali (ra) to slaughter the rest.
Qurban must be paid by the sunset of the last day of Eid Ul-Adha. Human Appeal Australia process’s Qurban for the entire 4 days of Eid, hence you can still pay during that time as well. Nevertheless, it is preferable to pay as soon as you can.
Sheep, goats, camels, buffalos & cattle (cows or bulls).
Yes. We provide this service in 3 countries: Lebanon, Jordan & Northern Iraq (Kirkuk). To do so contact the Human Appeal office to provide the beneficiary’s name, number, city & suburb they live in. for other destinations the Qurban will be distributed to those in need.
Where it is viable, livestock is purchased and sacrificed in the destination country. This allows the poor and needy to enjoy fresh, local meat on the days of Eid Al-Adha. Alternatively, livestock are sacrificed in Australia and then sent to the poor and needy, either canned or hard-frozen.
Canned Qurban is pre-cooked and has a long shelf life. It is hygienically prepared and ready for immediate consumption. This is an effective way to distribute Qurbans in regions where there are no refrigeration facilities, such as refugee camps.
Hard Frozen Qurbans are cut into 6 pieces and individually wrapped. Each Qurban is shipped in a separate carton to its intended destination via refrigerated containers.