Qurbani is a religious sacrifice of an animal, following in the footsteps of our beloved Prophet Ibrahim (as) and his ultimate devotion to Allah (swt). The Qurbani is made after the Eid ul Adha prayers, across the three days of Eid.
Once our beloved Prophet (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).' (Hadith - Tirmidhi).
It is reported in The Holy Quran that Prophet Ibrahim (as) had a vivid dream where he was being commanded to sacrifice his son, Ismail (as) for Allah (swt). When he shared this vision with his son, Ismail (as) said: "O my father! Do as you are commanded: you will find me, if Allah so wills, one practicing patience and constancy."
When Prophet Ibrahim (as) carried out the commandment, Allah (swt) replaced Ismail (as) with a ram.
You can perform Qurbani with us and donate by sending a cheque, cash, online www.sktwelfare.org or by calling us on: +44 (0) 300 3020 786
We distribute Qurbani on Eid day straight after the sacrifice is performed. The meat is packaged in plastic bags and distributed amongst the most needy in that community.
This depends on the location and type of animal available in addition to local customs which affects which animal is sacrificed and given to the beneficiary i.e either goat, sheep or cow, etc.
A cow is divided into seven parts. An individual can purchase any number of parts or a whole cow for Qurbani.
Qurbani is performed after Eid al Adha prayers.
We ensure that in every region we work in, Qurbani is performed after the UK prayer time.
Qurbani can be performed up to 2 or 3 days after Eid al Adha
We follow Sharia in order to procure the meat for Qurbani; in each region:
We distribute approximately 1.5kg of meat per family, and this is often enough for them to eat meals for up to a week.
At SKT Welfare we believe in making sure there is a sufficient amount for the family to truly benefit from Qurbani and to happily celebrate Eid al Adha.
We will strictly follow all guidance available in the relevant countries, and ensure we are practicing the highest levels of safety and hygiene. Our teams will all be wearing protective clothing, be working 2 metres apart and be frequently washing their hands. All deliveries of Qurbani meat will be contactless. When we deliver meat to people’s homes, we place the package outside their door, knock on the door and step away. At distribution points, we ensure all those receiving their Qurbani meat are waiting 2 metres apart, wearing masks and been provided with hand sanitiser.
We dispose of the animal waste in a safe and environment-friendly manner in the local area. We donate the animal skins to a local mosque or educational institution, who in turn sell the skins in the market. The money they receive for the skins is used to provide vulnerable children from the local area with quality education.