Our Pakistan Qurbani Programme

Giving Qurbani (a sacrifice) is a sacred act of worship highly encouraged by Allah (SWT). While it is recommended to split your Qurbani between yourself, your family, your friends and those in need, many Muslims instead prefer to have their Qurbani performed in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. When you donate your Qurbani to Islamic Relief, we distribute all three parts to those in need.

Our Pakistan Qurbani programme provides meat, an essential resource for many, to thousands of disadvantaged families in Pakistan, whose only meat source this year will be your Qurbani donation.

With your support, in 2022 Islamic Relief was able to carry out almost 10, 000 Qurbanis, reaching over 235, 000 people in Pakistan, Alhamdullilah.

How much is Qurbani in Pakistan?

Pakistan falls into category Group B, which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bangladesh (Rohingya Refugees), Ethiopia, Nepal, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Sudan.

How to do Qurbani in Pakistan?

It is essential that the slaughter is carried out humanely following Qurbani rules.

Each of our field offices across the world takes careful measures to ensure that the slaughtering of the animals is carried out locally and humanely, and according to Qurbani rules.

Below are some of the rules that should be followed:

  • A sharp knife must be used to carry out the Qurbani – dull knives may inflict unnecessary pain and suffering
  • Knives must not be sharpened in front of the sacrificial animal
  • No animal can be slaughtered in front of another animal
  • When the sacrifice is being made, the words “Bismillah Allahu Akbar” must be recited
  • The animal cannot be skinned until the body is entirely cold

How to distribute Qurbani meat in Pakistan?

Our Islamic Relief field office in Pakistan source and purchase local livestock and is responsible for the slaughtering locally. After the animal has been sacrificed, its meat is then distributed to those most in need.

If there are issues with livestock supply in Pakistan, or in any particular country (due to limited local supply, natural disaster etc.), then animals are sourced and slaughtered abroad, and then shipped to the affected countries. All animals are sacrificed according to Islamic guidelines.

Your Pakistan Qurbani in action

In 2022, your Qurbani donations reached over 235,000 people in Pakistan, alhamdullilah!

Each day, the people of Pakistan’s poorest communities battle with dire living conditions. The meat that many receive because of your generous Qurbani donations may be the only source of meat they eat this year.

Your Qurbani donations are powerful and help bring life to Pakistan’s most vulnerable communities. Not only does it provide a source of livelihood for many, but it also brings families together for the festive days of Eid Al-Adha! Your Qurbani donations make all the difference to families during their time of need.

Donate Qurbani and make your sacrifice today.

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