“Prophet (saw) was asked, “What is Qurbani?” and he answered, “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim. For every hair of the Qurbani, you receive a reward from Allah.” Tirmidhi.
Muslims across the world will soon be coming together to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, a celebration of sacrifice which commemorates the completion of the Hajj. The act of Qurbani is to honor and commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (as) to sacrifice his son, Ismail (as).
Each year, through our partnerships across the globe, Penny Appeal performs Qurbani and distributes the meat to areas where the need is greatest, particularly among the following groups: Families with no ability to produce an income, widow-headed families, female-headed families, orphan-headed families, the elderly, people with disabilities, and orphans or vulnerable children and refugees.
Penny Appeal adheres to implementing strict measures when identifying the Qurbani animals, ensuring that our selection process and criteria are in line with Shariah to ensure that our Qurbani takes place in accordance with Islamic principles, and dignity. Penny Appeal ensures that only fresh meat is distributed, and utmost care is taken in ensuring that dignity is maintained throughout our distribution process.
To enhance transparency and foster community participation, we will be forming community groups who will assist with identifying prospective beneficiaries, as well as supporting us in areas of stewardship, distribution, including cleanliness and hygiene-awareness to ensure that a sense of ownership is felt among the communities with whom we work.
For R1800 locally in South Africa, and R700 in India and Uganda, you can support Penny Appeal’s Qurbani programme to ensure needy households benefit.