Ajmil is married with five children.
He has a visual impairment which prevents him from securing a job. He and his family are greatly helped by your Qurbani donations.
Here is his story:
“I cannot get a proper job due to my visual disability, and my children are too young to work or help. Sometimes some relatives help us by providing some food and some try to help financially.
“Visual blindness is the biggest challenge for me as I can’t take care of my children like other parents. If they get sick I am unable to take them to hospital, if they need help with some chore I can’t help as I would end up creating more difficulties for them.
“In difficult times some families support us by giving charity, but sometimes my children have to sleep with empty bellies. People give us their Zakat money too, we try to be careful with this but more often than not my wife and I have to fast to survive throughout the day.
“We don’t have the money to do Qurbani ourselves, but we agree with its essence. Eid Al-Adha is of great importance to us because it provides us with the opportunity to eat meat and also connect with Allah and thank Him for all the blessings He has provided us.
“Our routine on Eid is similar to all other days, the only difference is we have meat to eat. We cannot afford meat throughout the rest of the year. We try to make the food as nice as possible to make our children happy. My wife will try to cook the meat in small quantities in combination with other vegetables, this way our children can have nutritious food for an entire month.
“Islamic Relief’s meat distribution is a source of happiness for people in our community because this allows them to join in the Eid festivities like everyone else. The meat packs put smiles on our children’s faces.”
Bring Joy This Eid by donating your Qurbani with Islamic Relief
Qurbani costs vary by country, so we offer four options starting at just €60.
Simply pick a group and we’ll make sure your qurbani gets to those who need it most.
Bring Joy This Eid to a family like Ajmil’s. Donate your Qurbani today.