Last year over 1.6 million people were able to enjoy the blessings and joy of Eid, despite the challenges communities are facing with the aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic, conflict, famine and poverty. With your support, we delivered fresh, wholesome Qurbani meat to families in need in Syria, Palestine, Yemen, Pakistan, India, Kashmir and Africa.
We make it easy for you, by asking for a donation to buy such an animal from an approved place – that animal being blessed and sacrificed in the quick and humane way of our faith, and its meat divided and passed on to the poor and malnourished, who too rarely enjoy its nutrition.
Every portion of Qurbani meat is delivered safely, and responsibly, under Covid-secure conditions by our SKT Welfare’s teams - on the ground, all year round, committed to helping the poor, and vulnerable.
Your Qurbani donation goes beyond just the families who receive meat. Our volunteers ensure that the sacrifice and distribution of meat are done to the highest standard, and all meat is sourced locally. In this way, we can create jobs and stimulate the local economy. Our animal skins are also donated to local educational institutions, which then sell them to fund the education of vulnerable children.
Ibrahim (a.s) dedicated himself to ALLAH (SWT) by following his dream and performing the sacrifice. However, ALLAH (SWT) intervened and a ram was substituted for Ismail (a.s).
Ismail (as) was spared because Ibrahim (as) proved he would sacrifice his son out of piety, despite the hardship, pain, and loss it would have caused him. In the same vein, Ibrahim's obedience to Allah (SWT) continues to be celebrated through religious sacrifice.
‘The Prophet (ﷺ) sacrificed for the one who could not sacrifice from his ummah, one who bore witness to the Oneness of Allah and [his] Prophethood’ (Tabarani and Ahmad)
To ensure that the meat for Qurbani is procured according to Sharia, we ensure the following:
We distribute fresh Qurbani meat on the same day to those in need, and we provide enough meat for a family of five.
You will truly make their Eid big with your small sacrifice this Eid al Adha! If you donate £25 to Qurbani Donation, you will spread joy and help people experiencing the struggles of life, and you will gain countless rewards in return.
Your Qurbani Donation will make a difference in the lives of those in need since 100% of your donation will go to them. It doesn’t need to be this way. You can make a small sacrifice and give your Qurbani online to a family in need.
From just £25, You can book your Qurbani and provide a family in need with meat to celebrate Eid al Adha!
Qurbani, or Udhiya in Arabic, is the sacrifice of an animal for Allah (SWT) that Muslims give in the holy month of Dhul Hijjah (10th to 13th). Every eligible Muslim must slaughter an animal in the name of Allah (SWT).
There are several Hadiths that mention the importance and virtues of Qurbani
"The Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked, 'What is Qurbani?' He replied, 'It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (Abraham).' The companions asked again, 'What benefit do we get from it?' He answered, 'A reward for every hair (of the sacrificed animal).' They asked, 'What about the wool, O Messenger of Allah?' He said, 'A reward for every fibre of the wool.'" (Sunan Ibn Majah)
“There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Qurbani than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal 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 reaches the ground. So, make yourselves purified therewith.” (Jami` at-Tirmidhi)
"The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, 'The son of Adam does not do any action on the Day of Nahr (Eid al-Adha) which is more pleasing to Allah than the shedding of blood. He will come on the Day of Resurrection with its hair, horns, and hooves, and the blood will be accepted by Allah before it falls to the ground. So, make yourselves purified with it.'" (Sunan Ibn Majah)
Nisab is the minimum financial amount an eligible Muslim must have before they are obliged to perform an Islamic duty. Qurbani is mandatory for Muslims who have reached puberty, eligible to pay Zakat and are of sound mind.
"The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, 'Whoever has the means to sacrifice but does not do so, let him not approach our place of prayer.'" (Sunan Ibn Majah)
To ensure that each animal has been cared for according to Islamic beliefs and meets the requirements of Qurbani, we carefully pick local farmers to inspect each one.
Here are some general guidelines that we follow:
Animal Selection: Choose an animal that is free from any apparent defects or illnesses. The animal should be in good health and have no visible disabilities or deformities.
Physical Examination: Before purchasing the animal, We conduct a thorough physical examination. Check for signs of vitality, such as alertness, good appetite, normal breathing, and healthy coat (depending on the type of animal). The animal should also have a proper body weight and be able to walk and move without difficulty.
Veterinary Inspection: Where possible, We have a qualified veterinarian inspect the animal to ensure it is healthy. They assess the animal's overall health, look for signs of diseases or infections, and provide professional advice on its suitability for Qurbani.
Age and Maturity: The animal should meet the minimum age requirement according to religious guidelines. For example, in Islam, the animal should have reached the age of maturity, which is typically one year for sheep and goats and two years for cattle.
Vaccination and Disease Prevention: Ensure that the animal has received necessary vaccinations and preventive treatments against common diseases. Vaccinations not only protect the animal’s health but also contribute to public health and prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases.
Proper Nutrition and Hydration: The animal should have been fed a balanced diet and provided with sufficient water to maintain its health and well-being. Adequate nutrition and hydration contribute to the animal's overall fitness and make it suitable for sacrifice.
Prices for a share of a cow can begin at just £25 this year but can differ according to which country the Qurbani is purchased in. Please check our Qurbani page for more details. www.sktwelfare.org/qurbani
You are free to purchase as many shares of Qurbani as you like on behalf of yourself and one for each family member, including those who have passed away.
The Prophet Muhammad encouraged his followers to perform qurbani and did so himself. It is reported that he sacrificed numerous animals, including camels, sheep, and goats, on behalf of himself and his family members. He would distribute the meat from the sacrificed animals to the needy and less fortunate, emphasizing the importance of charity and sharing with others.
Performing qurbani is considered a significant act of worship in Islam, and it is recommended for those Muslims who are financially capable. The act symbolizes submission to God’s commands, gratitude, and the willingness to give for the sake of others.
Animals are purchased before the Qurbani, however, the actual sacrifice is not permitted to begin until after the Eid prayer on the first day of Eid al Adha. It is permissible to perform Qurbani on any of the three days of Eid, whether on the first day of Eid al Adha or on the second or third day.
Anyone (Muslim or non-Muslim) can receive the meat of Qurbani, and it can be given to family members, friends, and the poor.
What is the ruling on distributing Qurbani meat to the poor and needy?
It is highly recommended in Islam to distribute the meat of Qurbani (sacrifice) to the poor and needy. The act of distributing the meat is considered a form of charity and is a way to share blessings with those who are less fortunate. It is reported that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to distribute Qurbani meat among the poor and needy. However, it is important to ensure that the meat is distributed fairly and equitably and that it reaches those who are truly in need.
A large animal such as a cow can be divided into seven parts. Muslims may purchase any number of parts or an entire cow for their Qurbani.
Qurbani is wajib for a person, No other act of worship, such as giving money as charity, can be substituted for it.
Although not compulsory, a Sunnah it is highly preferred not to cut hair or nails from the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah until your Qurbani slaughter is completed.
At SKT Welfare we can put your mind at ease by letting you know when your Qurbani is completed, by sending you a text message to confirm it is done.
A wide range of animals can be sacrificed for Qurbani on Eid ul Adha including goats, sheep, lambs, cows, and camels.
SKT Welfare is here to help if you’re uncertain where to place your Qurbani. With our specialised knowledge and experience, our teams will find the areas where vulnerable families are particularly struggling and have not received enough Qurbani orders.
By selecting “Qurbani where most needed” you can let our team at SKT Welfare decide where best to allocate your £49 Qurbani from the countries listed on our website. And in doing so, you are sharing your love for Allah by providing nutritious meat to impoverished families in the countries we offer Qurbani sacrifice in.
Prophetic Qurbani is an act of generosity by which those obliged to pay Qurbani, give Qurbani and then give a second Qurbani for those in their Ummah, who for various reasons are unable to perform Qurbani themselves.
By offering a Prophetic Qurbani , you are following in our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) footsteps.
‘The Prophet (SAW) sacrificed for the one who could not sacrifice from his Ummah, one who bore witness to the Oneness of Allah and [his] Prophethood’. [Tabarani and Ahmad]
Share your love for ALLAH (SWT) by making Eid extra special for families in need.
By donating a £49 Big Pack, not only are you providing nutritious meat, but you are also providing an ingredients pack to add flavour to their Eid ul Adha meals and an Eid gift for the vulnerable children.
1 Qurbani part cow (£25) + Ingredients pack (£14) + Eid Gift (£10) = £49