“For every hair of the Qurbani you will receive a reward from Allah (SWT).” [Tirmidhi]
At African Development Trust your Qurbani is important to us. We take the time to source only the healthiest of animals and guarantee your donation reaches those most in need in even the most remote areas of Africa. From as little as £38 you can fulfil your Qurbani in three of the poorest regions in the world.
We have been distributing your Qurbani in sub-Saharan Africa for the last 14 years. Our experience means that we prioritise the most vulnerable families working with local communities to transport and slaughter animals humanely and according to Sharia. By managing the whole process, we know that we are distributing the best quality meat to the poorest people. This Qurbani we will be distributing meat across Somalia, Djibouti and Kenya.
What is Qurbani?
Qurbani, or Udhiyah as it is known in Arabic, means sacrifice and refers to the religious sacrifice of goat and cattle between the 10th and 12th days of Dhul Hijjah. This slaughter is done to remember the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his only son, Ismail, for God. Prophet Ibrahim’s act was rewarded by God and at the last minute He replaced Ismail with a cow which was sacrificed instead.
Who is obligated to give Qurbani?
Qurbani is wajib (obligatory) on every Muslim who has reached the age of puberty and financially able.
Is Qurbani a cow or a sheep/goat?
One sheep or goat is equal to one Qurbani. One cow is equal to seven Qurbanis so 1/7 is the equivalent for one Qurbani.
When is the Qurbani done?
The slaughter will be done on one of the days of Eid. African Development Trust purchases the animals in advance to ensure that we source the best quality and healthiest meat. If needed, we are able to allocate additional funds to some regions but allocations in advance mean we can ensure that the poorest people have the best meat available on Eid.
When should we give Qurbani?
We recommend giving it as early as possible in order to offer the sacrifice straight after the Eid prayer. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) used to do this and the first thing he would eat on Eid would be the meat from his sacrifice.
Why are Qurbani prices different in each country?
African Development work with local communities to purchase animals directly from the country to benefit local traders and farmers. This does mean that prices vary between different regions and countries, but it also minimises other costs, including transportation, so we can purchase better quality meat.
Why do different charities charge different prices for Qurbani?
Charities may charge different prices for Qurbani because of different suppliers, transportation methods, administration costs and implementation procedures. With over 14 years of experience in Africa, African Development trust have built an approach with minimal costs and maximum efficiency.