What is Qurbani?

“Once our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was asked, what is Qurbani? The Prophet (SAW) answered: ‘It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (as). For every hair of the Qurbani you receive a reward from Allah (SWT)” - Tirmidhi

Qurbani is a religious sacrifice of sheep, cattle, goats or camels which is made after Eid al Adha prayers, between the 10th and 12th days of Dhul Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar. The blessed tradition was passed down to us by our Prophet Ibrahim (as) and Ismail (as) reflecting on their ultimate devotion to Allah (SWT) and the sacrifices they were willing to make.

A sacrifice that each of us needs to make every year, during the month of Dhul Hijjah, the last month of the holy calendar, as The Prophet Ibrahim (as) did long ago.

For he had a dream. A dream that Allah demanded Ibrahim (as) prove the strength of his faith. And that he demonstrate his faith, to show that his faith was greater than anything, even his love for his child, that he sacrifice his beloved son Ismail (as), who, astonishingly, urged him to do so. Ibrahim (as), while desperately torn, they both travelled to the top of Mount Arafat, but unable to live with the memory of his act, he blindfolded himself, drew his knife, and prepared to slaughter his son Ismail (as). However, Allah (SWT) spared Ismail (as) and his terrible act of sacrifice by substituting instead a ram in place of Ismail (as) so that Ibrahim (as) could sacrifice the ram.  

With your donations, SKT Welfare has delivered fresh Qurbani meat to over 1 million people in the last 3 years, Alhamdulillah! 


The blessed tradition of Qurbani 

Sometimes known as Udhiyah - was passed down to us by our Prophet Ibrahim (as) and Ismail (as), reflecting on their ultimate love and devotion to Allah (SWT). 

Traditionally, one-third of your Qurbani meat would be given to disadvantaged Muslims around the world, with another third given to neighbours and the final third kept for your own family. Now, many people choose to give their entire Qurbani to those in need, helping to ease their suffering.  

Qurbani online with SKT Welfare?  

We take your Qurbani donations seriously, so we do everything following the sunnah, every time 

We follow Sharia in order to procure and prepare the meat for Qurbani by making sure that: 

  • A healthy animal is sacrificed  
  • The animal is older than one year in age 
  • The meat is of a good quality that has not been stunned in the slaughter process and is safe for human consumption. 
  • The Qurbani is performed after the Eid prayer  
  • Our fresh Qurbani meat is distributed on the same day to the people in need and the quantity of meat is sufficient for a family of five. 

We also try our best to benefit local communities, by using local and well-respected slaughterhouses to create jobs and benefit the local economy.  


When you donate your Qurbani online with us, we make sure that the meat goes to the most vulnerable people in communities around the world; orphans, refugees, the poor, the elderly, the disabled and disadvantaged families in need. We believe that they deserve to celebrate Eid with dignity and joy, just like the rest of us.   

Your Qurbani donation will help vulnerable people in Yemen, Pakistan, Syria, Gaza, Africa, as well as to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. 100% of your donation will go directly to making sure that we deliver a healthy Qurbani to these deserving individuals and families.   

Give your Qurbani today for just £25, and make someone’s Eid extra-special.  

“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. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart” [Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah] 


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