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We carry out Qurbanis in 24 locations, distributing to orphans and widows first, as well as refugees and war-torn communities.

Our teams will ensure your Qurbani reaches those most in need on the days of Eid. Locations are removed once the quota is filled, so please don't delay!

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Qurbani: The Greatest Sacrifice

As the sacred month of Dhul-Hijjah is fast approaching, Allah (swt) has given us another opportunity to sacrifice what we love most for His sake.

Qurbani is the time of the 'Greatest Sacrifice' - a weighty promise that everything we own belongs to Allah and that we submit to Him entirely.

This annual event commemorates the unwavering devotion of Prophet Ibrahim (as), who was ready to give up the life of his son Prophet Ismail (as) upon Allah's command. Likewise, we must trust our Lord amid every hardship, always striving to fulfil the obligations He has written for us.

'Their meat will not reach Allah, nor will their blood, but what reaches Him is piety from you'. [The Noble Qur'an, 22:37]

The meat from your Qurbani will be distributed to those most in need, nourishing them during the days of Eid al-Adha and beyond. Meanwhile, the essence of your offering will reach Allah - so we urge you to give a sacrifice truly worthy of this status and give as much as you are able, according to your means.

We also urge you to follow the Prophet's practice of giving an additional Qurbani on behalf of the the Muslims who can not afford to do so.

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How Your Qurbani Helps

28% of people live in poverty in London (2.5 million) compared to 22% in UK.

Homelessness affects around 300,000 people in the UK

10% of children in the UK are living in households affected by severe food insecurity

The Hanafi school states that any adult, sane Muslim who possesses the Nisab value must give a Qurbani. So if you are eligible to pay Zakat, you need to offer a Qurbani. 

The Maliki and Hanbali schools state that the person responsible for the household can make the Qurbani on their behalf. 

However, in many households today, it is not uncommon to have two or more people who pay Zakat. The best and safest option is for a Qurbani to be offered for each person eligible for giving Zakat.

Yes, it is permissible to give Qurbani on behalf of someone else. You can pay for your own Qurbani as well as members of your family, or anyone else. The Prophet (saw) would even give an extra Qurbani on behalf of his Ummah.

‘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]

After fulfilling his personal obligation, the Prophet (saw) gave an additional Qurbani on behalf of the Muslims who could not afford to do so. We encourage all of our donors to revive this forgotten Sunnah and help more needy people.

Qurbani is an obligation on all Muslims who possess wealth above the Nisab value - so if you are eligible to pay Zakat, then you must give a Qurbani.

This annual sacrifice also carries the great meaning of representing the sacrifice that Prophet Ibrahim (as) was prepared to make in honour of our Creator.

No, Qurbani is a separate ritual from Zakat. However, anyone who is eligible for Zakat (any adult, sane Muslim who possesses the Nisab value) must also give a Qurbani, in accordance with the Hanafi school.

Most people choose to donate in the days of Dhul Hijjah, but some will give their Qurbani up to a month before Eid al-Adha. This year, Eid will most likely be on 9th June 2022.

As Qurbanis in each location have a set quota, we suggest you give yours as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Muslim Hands works hard to ensure that the meat from your Qurbani is distributed to those in need during the days of Eid al-Adha.

For UK Qurbanis, two thirds of your Qurbani will be delivered to your home in the UK on the second/third day of Eid (dependent on moon sighting). The other third will go to our Open Kitchen to help the poor and needy in London.

For UK Qurbanis, we use grass fed, organic Hogget (sheep aged 1-2 years). 

For all other locations, we choose the sacrificial animals based on their availability and value in each location. Whether this is a sheep, goat or a share in a cow, the reward for your Qurbani will be the same. For more details on each location, please contact 0115 911 7222.

The massive increase in living costs and inflation in the UK has left many families struggling to put food on the table. When you give your Qurbani locally, one third of the meat will be delivered to the Open Kitchen to feed those in need in London. The other two thirds will be delivered directly to you to share with your family, friends and community.

We are also offering Qurbani in emergency zones including Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, India-administered Kashmir and the Rohingya refugee camps. You can give your Qurbani to the victims of these ongoing conflicts to help those in urgent need.

Alternatively, our ‘Where Most Needed’ option ensures that your Qurbani reaches those who need it most on the days of Eid.

We have partnered with Hill Farm Finest, who are a provider of five star, organic grass fed halal hogget of the highest quality, to supply and deliver your UK Qurbani. Each Qurbani is slaughtered stun-free, vacuum packaged for freshness and courier delivered.

Two thirds of the meat is delivered directly to your doorstep during the days of Eid, and one third is used to feed the needy at our Open Kitchen.

One Qurbani is either a small animal, such as a goat, or a share in a larger animal, like a cow. Neither is more rewardable i.e. both fulfil your obligation.

One Qurbani in the UK costs £245. Two thirds of the meat will be delivered directly to your home, and the other third will be used to feed those in need here in the UK.

The price of each animal will vary country to country. For more prices, see our full list of locations for more details.

You must make up for missing the Qurbani by offering the market value of one sheep/goat to the poor. You can do this through Muslim Hands.

The Prophetic Qurbani

‘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’. [Ahmad]

The Prophet (saw) would offer an extra Qurbani on behalf of Muslims who couldn’t afford to. This merciful deed would allow more people from his Ummah to share in the blessings of Eid al-Adha.

By offering a second, Prophetic Qurbani, you will be doubling your impact, feeding more people during the blessed days of Eid al-Adha. Don’t miss out on these rewards!

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Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.