Qurbani (Udhiyah in Arabic) is the word that describes the sacrifice of a sheep or cow for the sake of Allah. It is performed by Muslims during the celebrations of Eid Ul-Adha. It is a religious practice used to help our fellow humans suffering from the adverse conditions of poverty. Eid Ul-Adha symbolises the completion of the Hajj pilgrimage, Qurbani in particular is carried out by the Muslim world whereby the meat of a sacrificial animal is distributed to those in need.
Your Qurbani plays an important role in Yemen since 80% of the country is desperately in need of food. This is true especially during Eid as it is a time for celebration, not hunger.
“IT IS NEITHER THEIR FLESH NOR THEIR BLOOD THAT REACHES ALLAH, IT IS YOUR PIETY THAT REACHES HIM.” (22:37). QURBANI OR UDHUIYAH IS THE ANIMAL SACRIFICE MUSLIMS MAKE DURING EID-AL-ADHA. ACCORDING TO HADITH IT IS A SUNNAH OF IBRAHIM (AS) AND FOR EVERY HAIR OF THE QURBANI ANIMAL YOU RECEIVE A REWARD FROM ALLAH (SW).
Qurbani is the sunnah of our beloved prophet Muhammad (SAWS) which has an immediate and positive impact on the lives of the poor.
The tradition of the Qurbani sacrifice is traced back to our beloved of Prophet Ibrahim (AS), and his son, Ismael (AS). Out of the many benefits their story teaches us, one significant lesson rings the most, that this tradition of sacrificing for the sake of Allah (SWT) has the power to touch the lives of others for generations to come.
Every year, Saba Relief carries out Qurbani in Yemen, on behalf of donors. We distribute the meat in areas where starvation is the reality of daily life. Saba Relief’s Qurbani campaign this year is out to tackle hunger in some of the poorest places in Yemen. Your Qurbani donation can make an immediate and positive difference for a family who cannot get meat most days of the year. It ensures a poor family eats well during the festive period.
The target of the project:
SABA Relief aims to bring a little more happiness to the lives of those who cannot afford the basic necessities during the Eid Ul-Adha period. The target of the project is to give the only opportunity of fresh meat to the poor and provide them with the chance to enjoy the celebration with their families.
It is an important part of Islam and a very big part of the Eid Ul-Adha celebration, and SABA Relief are keen to honour this and to maintain it’s in Yemen.
How we implement the project:
This project includes distribution of Qurbani (goats/sheep) on all segments of Yemen. This includes orphans, poor families and the elderly and is distributed in different areas throughout Yemen.
We pinpoint the most poor and needy families for Qurbani and provide this information with our team on the ground in Yemen, who then supervise the process of buying Qurbani. This is then distributed to the families for Eid.