“For every hair of the qurbani you will receive a reward from Allah.” (Hadith, Tirmidhi)

Experience and quality

One of the largest international organisations carrying out qurbani, Islamic Relief has been running a qurbani programme for over 30 years. In that time, we’ve developed an efficient, cost-effective and reliable process.

We prioritise the most vulnerable families when distributing qurbani. Our rigorous animal selection criteria makes sure families receive the highest quality meat possible.

Islamic Relief also makes sure that animals are transported and slaughtered humanely in accordance with Islamic guidelines.

And, as we manage the whole transportation and logistics network, we make certain that everything complies with shariah and that all meat is handled, packed and distributed with strict hygiene standards in place.

Shariah compliance and animal welfare standards

Qurbani requires good quality, healthy animals. We apply best practice criteria so the animals are:

  • of the type required by shariah
  • at least one year old
  • free from any apparent defects that would make them unfit for human consumption
  • humanely transported to the slaughterhouse and humanely slaughtered.

Best practice also means all meat is handled hygienically, from the carcass right through packing and distribution to families.

Sourcing locally makes your money go further

We source a country’s own produce for qurbani wherever we can – so our prices reflect local prices.

This is usually the cheapest way to carry out your qurbani and it minimises the carbon footprint. Buying from the local community helps local traders and farmers, as well as the local economy.

Your money goes further with Islamic Relief because we don’t spend money on importing, unless we cannot avoid it.

Help families at Eid – and into the future

Your qurbani is a cherished treat that provides a family with food for a few days. This nutritional boost is especially precious for those who rarely get to eat meat.

Receiving qurbani meat is an uplifting gift that reminds families that people around the world are thinking about them during the festive period.

Islamic Relief also helps people lift themselves out of poverty for good.

Many of the people who receive qurbani through Islamic Relief are also helped by our other projects. They might be supported to go to school, earn a living, or simply to make ends meet.

Working closely with communities throughout the year – not just at Eid – means Islamic Relief already knows who needs your qurbani so you can be sure your sacrifice is reaching the most vulnerable families.

Donate today to share the joys of Eid.