Qurbani

Qurbani is the act of carrying out a sacrifice and distributing the meat to the poor and needy and coincides with the Eid al-Adha celebrations, also known as the Greater Eid.

Qurbani

Qurbani is a sacred time of the year for Muslims that leads on to the Eid al-Adha celebrations, also known as the Greater Eid or Big Eid celebrations.

Qurbani is a blessed time that follows the Eid al-Adha prayer, which is otherwise known as the Greater Eid. It involves the sacrifice of an animal and can include goats, rams, sheep, camels, cows, or buffalos.

The sacrifice re-lives the Quranic story of the Prophets Ibrahim (AS) and his son Ismail (AS). It is a story about the strength of faith and Allah’s (SWT) favour upon His favourites.

When you make a Qurbani donation, you will need to pay for an animal to be purchased including the cost of the sacrifice and distribution. The larger animals such as camels, cows, oxen, or buffalos are equal to seven shares and the smaller animals are a single Qurbani. You have the option to pay for either or simply pay for a share in a large animal. Generally speaking, the bigger the animal, the higher the price, but prices are confirmed closer to the time. 

There are specific rules on the animals which are allowed, and this includes a requirement for them to be healthy, without any visible defects and be adults so about one year for small animals and two years for large animals.

Qurbani is a strong Sunnah and considered necessary by all the schools and must be given by every Muslim who is of sane mind, has reached the age of puberty, and has a level of wealth beyond the current Nisab threshold.

Qurbani Eid

Qurbani is performed following the Eid prayer and can be done any time over the three days after Eid. Much like Eid al-Fitr, which takes place after Ramadan, Eid al-Adha is a time for feasting, being with friends and family, and praying to strengthen the connection with Allah (SWT). 


Qurbani and Sustainability in Local Farming Communities

ILM UK is committed to working with local farmers to protect the environment and promote sustainability in agriculture and livestock. To this end, we are actively involved in a number of projects with the aim of developing an ethical and eco-focused approach.

Tree Planting during Qurbani

For every animal that is sacrificed ILM will plant a tree. It is recognised that livestock contributes to greenhouse gases. Planting a tree will help counterbalance those emissions and offset our carbon footprint in the years to come. Last year 16,560 animals were slaughtered in the name of Qurbani. This year that equivalent number will be offset by the same number of trees. 

Delivery of meat using biodegradable polybags, and recyclable cardboard boxes 

In line with the United Nations goal of ending single-use plastic by 2022, ILM UK has committed to delivering the meat using only biodegradable or recyclable packaging. 

Community help and support for local farmers

ILM is increasing engagement with local farmers and livestock producers to inform and educate them about the implementation and effects of introducing sustainability into their traditional farming methods.

Using resources provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the agricultural European Innovation Partnership, funded by the European Commission, our Qurbani meat providers will develop new skill is the areas below, as well as practical farming tips and techniques to start making changes.

  • How greenhouse gases are emitted from the bovine livestock industry,
  • The importance of soil as a carbon sink and maintaining biodiversity
  • Grazing and overgrazing
  • Pasture rotation,
  • Organic Farming
Tree Planting

Give Qurbani

Give your Qurbani through ILM and please Allah (SWT) in memory of Prophet Ibrahim (AS). Your kind donations will enable us to support people within the communities we work with as well as giving you the rewards owed to you from your donation. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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