It is important for Muslims to adhere to the Prophet Ibrahim’s sunnah of sacrifice we commonly call Qurbani. The true essence of Qurbani is to draw closer to Allah. It’s a beautiful reminder, amidst our busy lives, of our complete submission to Allah and our willingness to sacrifice for His sake


While performing Qurbani or making a Qurbani donation is obligatory in Islam, it is also a wonderful chance to remind ourselves of the complete devotion of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and apply his wisdom to our own life in order to attain closeness with Allah (SWT). By following the teachings of the Prophet (PBUH) and the Holy Qur’an, we can all strive to become the best possible versions of ourselves – and charity is at the heart of Allah’s (SWT) wishes for us.

Although we are all equal in the eyes of Our Creator, sadly, poverty, conflict, and disaster have created a divide between us and our less fortunate brothers and sisters. As a result, it is imperative that we remember that all our wealth and material possessions are not our own – they belong to Allah (SWT) for He has blessed us with them, yet we cannot take them with us in the Hereafter. Therefore, it is our duty to share the rewards of our own good fortune not only with our loved ones, but also with our brothers and sisters both in our local community and in the global Ummah. Your Eid ul-Adha donation can save lives.

The act of performing Qurbani carries great meaning and significance as it represents the sacrifice that Prophet Ibrahim (AS) was prepared to make atop Mount Arafat all those years ago. This year, as you make your Qurbani donation and follow in the footsteps of Prophet Ibrahim (AS), take a moment to reflect on the courage and dedication that Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and his son, Ismail (AS), showed on that fateful day. Although Allah (SWT) does not ask us to make sacrifices as great as this, the act of Qurbani serves to remind us of Our Creator and the blessings He can give us when we follow His wishes.

Many Muslims choose to donate during the days of Dhul Hijjah, but others prefer to donate their Qurbani up to a month before Eid ul-Adha.

Regardless of when you order your Qurbani, you can rest assured that the sacrifice will only be performed on the 10th, 11th and 12th days of Dhul Hijjah, in accordance with Qurbani rules.

The Prophet (SAW) gave Qurbani twice – once for his own share, and a second on behalf of those who could not give their own Qurbani. This selfless act of generosity is called the Prophetic Qurbani.

Some Muslims choose to perform the Prophetic Qurbani and donate in excess on behalf of their brothers and sisters who cannot donate, while others opt to donate an additional share in memory of a loved one.

Although it is obligatory for every eligible Muslim to provide one Qurbani share, there is no upper limit on the number of shares you can donate. If you are in a position to be able to give more on behalf of yourself or another person, we would be extremely grateful to receive your contribution and distribute it to those in need across the world. This kind act will enable those who cannot afford to donate Qurbani to also receive the rewards of this sacred tradition.

We are based in the UK, but our teams work globally to provide support for the most vulnerable and needy. Your online Qurbani contribution will help us in our mission to support some of the most vulnerable people around the world. With your donations, we are able to provide food to impoverished communities across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe.


The meat for Qurbani comes from an animal that must be sacrificed during the festival of Eid ul-Adha. The meat from each animal is apportioned into shares and the amount of shares per animal varies, as outlined below.

A goat (at least one-year-old)

A sheep (at least one-year-old)

A bull, cow or buffalo (two years old minimum)

A camel (five years old minimum)

If the Qurbani donation is a goat or sheep, this counts as a single share, meaning that an individual must purchase the animal solely in its entirety to perform their Qurbani. On the other hand, a camel, cow, bull, or buffalo has seven shares. This means that up to seven people can contribute towards the cost of the animal and receive their share in accordance with Qurbani meat distribution rules. 

The animal can be male or female but should have no injuries, disabilities, or broken bones (including its horns). It should be sacrificed either immediately after Eid-ul-Adha prayers or as close to this time as possible.


The meat of a sacrificed animal should be divided into three parts:

  • One part for the person who supplied the animal
  • One part to be shared out among their family, friends or neighbours
  • One part to be given to those in need

Furthermore, there are no rules stating that those who receive meat from a Qurbani sacrifice must follow the Muslim faith. 

“Allah (SWT) does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion and did not drive you out of your homes. Verily, Allah (SWT) loves those who deal with equity.”

– al-Mumtahinah 60:8 

“The animal offerings are among the rites decreed by GOD for your own good. You shall mention God’s name on them while they are standing in line. Once they are offered for sacrifice, you shall eat therefrom and feed the poor and the needy. This is why we subdued them for you, that you may show your appreciation.”

– Qu’ran 22:36

The skin of a Qurbani animal can be kept and used, but if it is sold then the money should be donated to the poor.

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