Qurbani is the act of sacrificing a livestock animal. It takes place after Eid-ul-Adha prayers, marking the conclusion of Hajj. Millions of Muslims around the world honour the tradition of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) by sacrificing an animal and then distributing the meat to family, neighbours and the poor.

Qurbani is an act of worship and is one of the good deeds that will bring a person closer to Allah during these ten days is offering a sacrifice, by choosing a high-quality animal and fattening it, spending money for the sake of Allah. Al Fatiha Global strives to offer the high-quality animals for sacrifice since the believer is asked to love for his brother/sister that which he/she loves for him/herself.

Qurbani is obligatory upon every sane Muslim whose is eligible to pay zakat.

Fresh Meat Distribution

Al Fatiha Global only distributes fresh Qurbani meat, as all the animals are purchased and slaughtered locally. As a rule, we will distribute one Qurbani meat packet to each family unless there are exceptional circumstances. We do not slaughter any animals in countries like Australia and New Zealand, where the law requires Qurbani animals to be partially stunned.

Al Fatiha Global strives to select the neediest people in the most remote areas we can access, sometimes these people are in conflict areas and Al Fatiha Global is one of a few charities providing aid to these people.

If you are sponsoring a family in Syria, though the cashless system, we will allocate Qurbani meat to be distributed to your sponsored family and you will be able to see the date they collected the Qurbani meat in the monthly invoices.

We strive to keep these costs to a minimum by sourcing animals as close to the needy as possible. The price charged include all the associated costs incurred to ensure your Qurbani reaches the needy, for example, purchase, slaughter, transportation and distribution costs, etc…

Name Being Called Out At The Time Of Slaughter

It is also not necessary to give the name of the person, for whom the Qurbani is being offered. As long as you have made the intention that you are giving this Qurbani on behalf of a certain person that is sufficient, for your Qurbani to be accepted.

However, we can make arrangements for a name to be called out. If you wish for us to try and make these additional arrangements then you need to forward the website payment confirmation email, with the names you wish to be called out to qurbani@alfatihaglobal.com, at least 2 days before Eid-ul-Adah.

Sunnah Of Dhul-Hijjah

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: When you see the new moon of Dhul-Hijjah, if anyone of you wants to offer a sacrifice, then he should stop cutting his hair and nails until he has offered his sacrifice.

According to another report, he Muhammad (PBUH) said: He should not remove (literally, touch) anything from his hair or skin.

Among the good deeds which the Muslim should strive to do during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah is the holiest day in Islam that falls on the 9th day of Dhul Hijja of the lunar Islamic Calendar.

Fasting on this day will expiate for the sins of two years.

This happens to be approximately 70 days after the end of the month of Ramadan. It is the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage and the day after is the first day of the major Islamic Holiday of Eid ul-Adha.

These days also include Yawm al-Nahar (the Day of Sacrifice), the greatest day of the entire year and the greatest day of Hajj, which combines acts of worship in a way, unlike any other day.

It is better to hasten to offer the sacrifice after the Eid prayer, as the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to do, then the first thing he would eat on the day of Eid would be meat from his sacrifice.
The time for offering the sacrifice begins after the Eid prayer on Eid al-Adha and ends when the sun sets on the thirteenth of Dhu’l-Hijjah. So there are four days of sacrifice: the day of Eid al-Adha and the three days after it.

The time for sacrifice ends when the sun sets on the fourth day. Which means you can make payments for your Qurbani, right up until the end of the third day after Eid (13th of Dhu’l-Hijjah) before Maghrib. It is advisable to give the money as early as possible, to ensure that your Sacrifice is done by this date.