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This year we’ll be delivering Qurbani (also known as Udhiya) in 45 countries across the globe. Fresh meat, never frozen or canned, your Qurbani donation with us could be the life saving meal for someone in dire need.
The Qurbani sacrifice (also known as Udhiya or Udhiyah) is an essential part of our Islamic faith. Springing from the prophetic tradition of Abraham (on him be peace), it embodies a complete sacrifice for the pleasure of God.
Zakat Foundation of America is committed to offering you the ability to do your Qurbani (also known as Udhiyah or Udhiya) in 45 countries so that you can help feed the most hunger-stricken in the world. With a global team spanning all five continents, you can trust us to help you fulfill this spiritual sacrifice.
Note: We will sacrifice a sheep, if possible. If not possible, we will substitute a cow or buffalo for every 7 Udhiyah/Qurbani shares. Prices reflect per-share cost. We will perform Udhiyah/Qurbani in requested countries until per-country quotas have been met, after which Udhiyah/Qurbani will be performed in a country with the greatest need. All Qurbani dedicated to Syria will be conducted at Syrian borders not in the country itself.
The word Udhiyah in Arabic (also known as Udhiya or Qurbani in other languages) means sacrifice. This sacrifice in particular refers to an animal sacrifice done as an act of worship for the pleasure of God. The tradition of Udhiyah (also known as Udhiya or Qurbani) is rooted in the story of the Prophet Abraham and his son Ishmael. This sacrifice was also a part of the example set by the Prophet Muhammad, on him be peace to commemorate the tradition of Abraham.
So pray to your Lord and make your sacrifice to Him alone”Quran 108:2
So pray to your Lord and make your sacrifice to Him alone”
It is a tradition all Muslims carry out to this day. The meat of Udhiyah that you entrust with us is hand delivered, never given canned or frozen. When you give this fresh meat to someone in need, you are not only earning God’s pleasure; you are bringing happiness to someone at the same time!
Muslims who are adults of sound mind that possess wealth equal or exceeding Nisab (minimum threshold for paying Zakat) must complete Udhiyah (also known as Udhiya or Qurbani).
Muslims should complete their sacrifice after Eid prayer on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah, although it can be done up till Maghrib prayer on the 12th day of Dhul Hijjah.
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