Qurbani (Udhiyah in Arabic) is the word that describes the sacrifice of an animal to Allah. It is performed by Muslims to celebrate Eid Ul-Adha and is not only a religious duty, but a great way for us to help our fellow humans suffering from poverty and adverse conditions. On Eid Ul-Adha, which symbols the completion of Hajj pilgrimage, the Muslim world celebrates by sacrificing an animal and distributing the meat to those in need.
Qurbani is important to Yemen as they are in desperate need of food especially for Eid, when it is supposed to be a time for celebrating.
“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 a religious obligation that can make an immediate difference in the lives to the poor.
Muslims trace their tradition of Qurbani to the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (as), and his son, Ismael (as). Of the many things their story teaches us, one lesson rings most significant: Sacrifices, however personal, have 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 help in areas where starvation is a 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 difference for a family who cannot get meat most days of the year. It can ensure a poor family eats well during the festive period.
The target of the project:
SABA Relief aims to bring a little happiness into 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 with their families.
Qurbani 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 maintain the work 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.