Udhiya/Qurbani 2010

Seasonal Campaign

Oct 10, 2010

Share the Blessings of Eid ul-Adha with Those in Need

Muslims across the world will be renewing the practice of the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) on the tenth day of Dhul Hijjah of the Islamic calendar by performing sacrifice to feed the hungry and poor as well as giving the best of thanks giving to Allah (swt) for blessings throughout the year.

Ayesha narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Qurbani than to sacrificing animals. The sacrificed animals shall come on the Day of Judgment with its horns, hair, and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reached the ground. Therefore, sacrifice with an open and happy heart” (at-Tirmidhi)". Allah (swt) calls upon the believers to turn to Him in prayer and sacrifice, especially those whom He has granted an abundance of wealth (surah al-Kauthar 1:2).

Last year, by the Grace of Allah (swt) and the gracious support of our donors, Zakat Foundation distributed approximately 4,000 shares of fresh Udhiya/Qurbani meat to impoverished families in Somalia, widows and orphans in the Gaza Strip, and needy families in other desperate areas in over 30 countries around the globe. Despite the looming concerns of financial meltdown and price hikes, our donors’ generosity was as steadfast as ever. This year, with ongoing worldwide economy crises and natural disasters in Pakistan and Niger, and man–made disasters in Palestine and Sudan, Zakat Foundation remains hopeful in the dedication of the ummah in carrying the tradition of Eid ul-Adha.

In every country where we provide this service, the meat is distributed from freshly slaughtered livestock. We do not offer or distribute canned meat. Zakat Foundation buys livestock from local farmers to strengthen local economies. We purchase livestock as early as possible to avoid price hikes during Eid ul-Adha. We pray that our lord will accept your Udhiya/Qurbani and may He bless you and your loved ones.

Udhiya/Qurbani Frequently Asked Questions

Part of our mission at the Zakat Foundation is to be a trustworthy source of information for Muslims nationwide. To that end, we have compiled answers to your frequently asked questions about Udhiya/Qurbani in order to fulfill your intention.

Benefits of Udhiya/Qurbani

While we are fulfilling our good intentions through Udhiya/Qurbani, we are also feeding the many needy families that only receive fresh meat at this time, since meat is very scarce in many countries. Continue reading...

Udhiya/Qurbani 2010 Program Reaches Muslims around the Globe

Zakat Foundation Distributes Fresh Meat to almost 100,000 Needy Families

During the 2010 Udhiya/Qurbani season, donors and supporters of Zakat Foundation were able to provide fresh meat to an estimated 99,840 hungry and needy families in 37 countries. From blockaded Gaza and famine-stricken Niger, to Kashmir and Pattani, Thailand, many beneficiaries enjoyed the blessing of meat for the first time in years. Through careful planning and partnership, the Zakat Foundation was able to ensure that the cows, sheep, and goats dedicated to the noble Udhiya/Qurbani sacrifice were healthy and well maintained.

Zakat Foundation has enacted its Udhiya/Qurbani program since the establishment of the organization in 2001. Each year, we look to strengthen our presence in some of the world’s poorest communities, while forming relationships with local farmers and community leaders. Our intention is to facilitate the religious obligation of Muslim donors and to share their sacrifice with the poor while promoting local sustainable farming so that a community may grow in a positive direction.

In these times of alarming increase in starvation and economic strife, it has been even more important to give the poor and hungry a portion of fresh meat while following the tradition of Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him). It is our hope at Zakat Foundation that despite the growing concern of personal financial difficulties and the increase in commodity prices, generous and compassionate individuals will continue to fulfill the human obligation to give to the poorest and neediest communities around the world.

By donating to Zakat Foundation for Udhiya/Qurbani you authorize Zakat Foundation to act as your proxy to perform Udhiya/Qurbani

Countries Our Programs Serve

  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Burkina Faso
  • Chechnya
  • China
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine/Gaza
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • The Gambia
  • Turkey
  • USA