Global Qurbani Program: In the Footsteps of the Righteous
Udhiya Qurbani is an Islamic tradition that occurs after the completion of the Hajj pilgrimage season and marks the celebration of Eid-ul-Adha for Muslims all over the world. This act of sacrificing an animal — a goat, sheep, cow, or camel – honors Prophet Abraham's (AS) willingness to sacrifice his son as Allah (SWT) instructed, for which he was rewarded when Allah (SWT) spared his son by substituting him with an animal.
Muslims all over the world continue to follow in Prophet Abraham's (AS) footsteps of obedience to Allah (SWT) and Prophet Muhammad's (SAW) Sunnah by sacrificing an animal every year on the 10th, 11th, or 12th of Dhul-Hijjah. The meat is subsequently shared with loved ones as well as those who are less fortunate.
According to the UN World Food Program, an estimated 957 million people in 93 countries are food insecure, with over 200 million people on the verge of starvation (un.org 2021). "We haven't had any meat since last Eid-ul-Adha," and "I've forgotten what it tastes like," are some of the sad sentiments shared by refugees and children from impoverished and war-torn countries. For many people in need, this is the only time of year when they can eat a good meal, let alone one that includes the luxury of meat.
Your Qurbani/Udhiya helped HHRD feed approximately 1.26 million individuals across 73 countries and refugee populations last Eid-ul-Adha. Throughout the year, your Sadaqah continues to feed individuals who are waiting desperately for their next meal. Our Global Qurbani Program, which starts at just $55 per share, allows donors to choose their country and donation amount with convenience and security. Donating your Qurbani and Sadaqah with Helping Hand USA, one of the highest-rated Muslim charities, means ensuring donations go directly to those in need while staying in accordance with Islamic guidelines and best practices.
“He is not a believer who eats his fill while his neighbor goes hungry” (Bukhari).
As you prepare to celebrate Eid-ul-Adha with your loved ones, consider people who are less fortunate around the world. Share your blessings. Make your Udhiya Qurbani and Sadaqah reservations today!
Nausheen Ahmed is an educator and avid writer. She fondly remembers her childhood trips to Pakistan during the season of Eid-ul-Adha and the excitement of caring for the animals as they arrived days before the Qurbani.
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