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IslamiCity Udhiya/Qurbani Program

What is IslamiCity Udhiya Program?

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Since 2000, IslamiCity has been organizing annual Qurbani and working with agencies in distributing the meat to benefit some of the world's poorest and vulnerable people.

Currently we provide udhiya services to more than 20 countries including: Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. However the availability changes every year!

Your donation is tax deductable. IslamiCity is a 501(c) 3 non profit organization.

Our federal Tax ID number is 95-4348674.

What is an Udhiya?

Qurbani (udhiya / udhiyah / udhia / qurban) is a sacrifice that is offered at the time of Eid al-Adha to show gratitude towards Allah and to provide for the poor and needy. The Prophet Muhammad was once asked by his Companions: "O Prophet of Allah! What is this qurbani?" He replied, "It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim SWT." (Hadith - Ibn Majah)

Allah says in the Qur'an: "It is neither their flesh nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him." (Qur'an 22:37)

Qurbani has been performed from the time of Ibrahim and commemorates also Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son, who was replaced by an animal at the time of sacrifice.

More related hadiths:

Learn more: Sahih Bukhari | Sahih Muslim | Sunah Abu Dawud | Al-Muwatta

وَالْبُدْنَ جَعَلْنَاهَا لَكُم مِّن شَعَائِرِ اللَّهِ لَكُمْ فِيهَا خَيْرٌ فَاذْكُرُوا اسْمَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهَا صَوَافَّ فَإِذَا وَجَبَتْ جُنُوبُهَا فَكُلُوا مِنْهَا وَأَطْعِمُوا الْقَانِعَ وَالْمُعْتَرَّ كَذَلِكَ سَخَّرْنَاهَا لَكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ (22:36)-لَن يَنَالَ اللَّهَ لُحُومُهَا وَلَا دِمَاؤُهَا وَلَكِن يَنَالُهُ التَّقْوَى مِنكُمْ كَذَلِكَ سَخَّرَهَا لَكُمْ لِتُكَبِّرُوا اللَّهَ عَلَى مَا هَدَاكُمْ وَبَشِّرِ الْمُحْسِنِينَ (22:37)-"And the camels! We have appointed them among the ceremonies of Allah. Therein ye have much good. So mention the name of Allah over them when they are drawn up in lines. Then when their flanks fall (dead), eat thereof and feed the beggar and the suppliant. Thus have We made them subject unto you, that haply ye may give thanks" (Quran 22:36) -"Their flesh and their blood reach not Allah, but the devotion from you reacheth Him. Thus have We made them subject unto you that ye may magnify Allah that He hath guided you. And give good tidings (O Muhammad) to the good" (Quran 22:37) -

How does the Udhiya/Qurbani program work?

Ideally the meat from the Qurbani sacrifice should be shared between one's own family, friends and the poor. It is very difficult to perform a Qurbani sacrifice in most western countries, and there are also relatively fewer poor people that can accept raw meet as charity, so it is permissible to pay for a sacrifice to be performed on one's behalf in another country, and for all the meat to be distributed to the poor.

The Qurbani sacrifice through IslamiCity is performed according to islamically prescribed methods in a country of your choosing (or where most needed) and the meat is distributed to the poor and needy.

فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَانْحَرْ (108:2)-"So pray unto they Lord, and sacrifice" (Quran 108:2) -

Should you take a loan to buy Udhiyah/Qurbani?

...there is no need to take out a loan in order to buy the sacrificial animal, because it is not obligatory for one who is not rich, according to scholarly consensus.

Hajj and the Animal Sacrifice

Sacrifice upholds the sacredness of life, that it, in fact, constitutes a pledge by the pilgrim that he will slay for sustenance only...

Can I make up Udhiyah/Qurbani?

The correct view is that it is Sunnah mu'akkadah for the one who can afford it, but there is no sin on the one who does not do it.

Learn more: Hajj and the Animal Sacrifice | Should you take a loan to buy Udhiyah/Qurbani? | Can I make up Udhiyah/Qurbani?