14 million people are tackling food poverty in the Horn of Africa, as of March this year and 5.5 million children are suffering from acute malnutrition (1). The Qurbani you offer through African Relief Fund (ARF) will be a lifeline to families surviving a crisis this Eid ul-Adha.
A large-scale humanitarian crisis is unfolding in the Horn of Africa. After too many consecutive droughts, desperate families are praying for this rainy season to not fail. They are in real need of your prayers and Qurbani.
For Qurbani 2022, we’re distributing Qurbani meat in affected communities across Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and The Gambia. The people who receive your Qurbani, are trying to survive a crisis. Droughts and extreme weather, topped by conflict in some regions, have cost them their homes and livelihoods. Many have been displaced and are living in refugee camps. They are in want of the basics like food, water and shelter. Meat is a luxury they haven’t had in too long. Learn more
When you donate your Qurbani through ARF please be sure to select the country you want your Qurbani to be performed in, and the animal/share of animal you want to donate.
Last year your Qurbani donations enabled us to distribute meat to 1,500 families in Somalia, 500 families in Ethiopia, 400 in Djibouti and 150 families in Zimbabwe.
This Eid ul-Adha, the demand we face is greater. Parents are going hungry so their children can eat. Children are suffering from severe malnutrition. People can’t find food or water to keep their livestock alive.
We’re mobilising our teams and preparing with partners on the ground to reach more families facing starvation this Qurbani. Can you donate your Qurbani to the Horn of Africa this Eid?
ARF has been performing Qurbani on behalf of supporters and donors since 2015. Our Qurbani Programme is one of the ways we help address food poverty in the Horn of Africa.
Meet , the 74-year-old widow with 6 grandchildren to care for. Learn more about the lives of people like Qasnado, who your Qurbani will feed this Eid ul-Adha.
Every year, during Eid ul-Adha, ARF’s Qurbani distribution provides for families living on the brink of starvation. Through your Qurbani donations, we’re able to provide them with Qurbani meat parcels each year, enabling them to celebrate Eid ul-Adha with a meat meal.
Did you know that while performing his own Qurbani, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) would offer a second sacrifice on behalf of someone from his Ummah who could not afford Qurbani? This practice is often referred to as ‘Prophetic Qurbani’ and was a Sunnah that many Sahaba followed as well.
Can you spare to double your sacrifice and rewards, this Eid ul-Adha? Revive a forgotten Sunnah by donating two animals, or two shares, instead of one. Your donations will satisfy the hunger of people who may not have had a proper meal in days. The meat you donate this Eid might be the first time they’ve had protein in over a year.
Qurbani is the tradition of sacrificing an animal (sheep, goat, cow or camel) on Eid ul-Adha for the pleasure of Allah (SWT), and distributing (at least a third of) the meat to needy people. Through Qurbani donations, people who normally cannot afford it, get to eat meat, while donors earn rewards and their piety is increased:
To learn more about Qurbani and the rules that apply, read our blog ‘Qurbani 101’ here.
People usually make their Qurbani donation during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, but ARF accepts donations any time before. Regardless of when we receive your Qurbani donation, your sacrifice will be performed, in the country of your choice, on Eid ul-Adha (the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah) after the Eid Salaah, or on the two days following Eid.
The meat from your Qurbani will be distributed to the neediest and most vulnerable people, especially widows, orphans and the elderly.
We perform Qurbani because it is an obligation, but also because we want to get closer to Allah (SWT) and earn His pleasure. We can do this by making sure our intention is sincere, reflecting on the reasons Allah (SWT) has made Qurbani obligatory and being conscious of Him while we perform Qurbani. Our Qurbani is inspired by the sunnah and devotion of Ibrahim (AS), who was willing to sacrifice his own son for the sake of Allah (SWT).
Read more about the Islamic significance of Qurbani in our blog, ‘Your Qurbani this Eid ul-Adha.’