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Wednesday, 08 July 2020

6 reasons why you should give your Qurbani through Muslim Hands.

Muslim Hands

At Muslim Hands, we take our responsibility of giving Qurbani very seriously. We make sure to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet (saw) in every step of the Qurbani journey, so that your sacrifice is 100% valid and benefits as many families as possible.

As well as fulfilling a religious obligation, your sacrifice…

1. Gives you the choice

You can choose to offer your Qurbani in developing countries like Malawi, Niger, and Somalia or even in emergency zones like Yemen. If you cannot decide on a location, let our experts on the ground identify where your sacrifice is most needed.

2. Helps you do your bit to tackle world hunger

We work closely with field workers and community leaders to identify families that are most in need. Last year, we were able to help 42-year-old Yusufa Saho, who lives with his two wives Aja, and Mariam, and 10 children aged between 14 and 9 months in Medina, in the Giboro Kuta village of The Gambia.

With so many mouths to feed, meat is simply an unaffordable luxury for the family. It costs Yusufa at least 3 months’ salary to buy meat and so instead the family can only afford one 50kg bag of rice a month, which they eat for lunch and dinner every day, including on Eid. On a rare occasion, Yusufa sometimes brings home a piece of rotten fruit or vegetable to add to their meal of rice.

3. Is stun free

Every animal is sacrificed according to traditional Sunnah methods of slaughter, guaranteeing that your sacrifice is halal and valid. We do not stun any of our animals.

4. Is fresh, not frozen, or tinned

All our Qurbani meat is fresh - we do not distribute any frozen or tinned meat. This is especially important for people like Yusufa and his family, who were very excited and overwhelmed by the Qurbani meat they received for Eid. Fresh meat is healthier, more filling, and allowed Aja and Mariam to prepare Benechin, a local favorite, for the celebration of Eid.

5. Is made after Eid salah

All sacrifices are made after Eid salah, following the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (saw), as verified in the hadith: ‘Whoever offers a sacrifice after the prayer has completed his rituals (of Eid) and has followed the way of the Muslims.’ (Bukhari).

This means families like Yusufa’s can enjoy the joyous days of Eid with their loved ones with a home-cooked, protein-packed meal. Seeing two large platters filled with Benechin made Yusufa’s children very excited and they even changed into new Eid clothes in time for the meal. There was even enough food to share with local neighbors that were passing by.

“It is rare that they would even experience Eid like this, with so much food,” said Yusufa.  “We have never been able to do this before and would not be able to without the support of the donors through Muslim Hands”.

6. Provides invaluable support to local farmers

 Sourcing everything locally means that we can cast our net wider and help even more people, not just beneficiaries like Yusufa and his family. We buy all our animals from local farmers and employ local animal herders and caretakers to look after them. This creates and maintains jobs in the weeks leading up to Eid al-Adha and is especially important now, as so many farming communities have been hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.

 As you can see, giving your Qurbani through Muslim Hands does not just mean one single-family like Yusufa’s benefits from high-quality, fresh meat on the days of Eid. Your sacrifice ensures that farmers, shepherds, and animal caretakers can make a living, local shop owners are able to continue trading and that neighbors and friends can also partake in the religious festival.

This is what makes Qurbani with Muslim Hands so special.

With prices from as little as R850, donate today to start your Qurbani journey and make your sacrifice for the sake of Allah (swt).

Muslim Hands ZA

Established in 1996, Muslim Hands South Africa is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.