On Eid Ul Adha, which marks the completion of the annual Hajj, the Muslim world celebrates and honours the tradition of the Prophet Ibrahim (Alleihi Salaam) by sacrificing an animal and distributing the meat to those in need.
Every year at the time of Eid ul Adha, we provide Eid gifts for children in the most needy areas. These presents include clothes, shoes, sweets and toys, and special events are also organised during the days of Eid to bring some happiness into the lives of these youngsters.
Qurbani is the act of sacrificing a livestock animal. It takes place after Eid-Ul-Adha prayers, marking the conclusion of Hajj. Millions of Muslims around the world honour the tradition of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) by sacrificing an animal and then distributing the meat accordingly.
Qurbani teaches us obedience, devotion and promotes the idea of helping other Muslim brothers and sisters. The meat from Qurbani is divided into three portions; one for the family, one for the neighbour and one for the poor.
Islam preaches about neighbours’ rights and of those who live in poverty. Qurbani, therefore, serves as a means to look out for the poor and the needy.
The Qurbani programme by Somali Diyanet Foundation has been designed from the ground up, based on the teachings of Qurbani. As per the programme, Somali Diyanet Foundation undertakes the responsibility of distributing fresh meat in some of the most vulnerable regions in somalia. These packages provide each household with enough meat to last a whole week