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Qurbani 2020: Donate your Qurbani

We at Penny Appeal Canada take your right of Qurbani seriously. That's why we source and sacrifice the healthiest animals with your donation, maintaining your duty as a Muslim and guaranteeing your Qurbani reaches those who need it the most.

This year the coronavirus has made it extremely difficult for some families to put food on the table, but your Qurbani donations could change that for them. Help give poor families a joyous Eid and a delicious meal with your generous donations.

$350 ensures your Qurbani is sourced from trusted farmers and supplied to those most in need, providing protein-filled meat for those that have limited access to it throughout the year.

Prices are for one goat, sheep or 1/7th of a cow, based on the group.

FAQs

Why should I do my Qurbani with Penny Appeal Canada?

As part of our multicultural identity, we are providing opportunities for Muslim communities to fulfill their religious obligations, share in the festivities of Eid Al-Adha, and provide joy for families in need this Qurbani/Udhiyah season.

Penny Appeal Canada will give your one-time qurbani of fresh meat to a needy family and ensure that they are enjoying their Eid Al-Adha.

What is Qurbani?

Qurbani is the religious sacrifice of sheep, goats & cattle between the 10th and 12th days of Dhul Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar.

It is a sacred act to honour the tradition of the blessed Prophet Ibrahim (as) and Ismail (as) and their story of sacrifice and devotion to Allah (SWT). Sacrificed meat is distributed among the poor and needy across the globe.

Who has to give Qurbani and when?

Qurbani will be conducted by Penny Appeal Canada from the 10th of Dhull Hijja after the Eid Khutba till sunset on the 12th of Dhull Hijja (3 days). We stop taking donations at midnight ET of the 11th of Dhull Hijja. Accroding to the Hanafis, Qurbani is a waajib on every adult Muslim. However, the other schools of Islamic jurisprudence hold that it is a stressed sunnah.

Qurbani is made every year on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha.

Qurbani can be undertaken on behalf of another person. It is permissible to make Qurbani in the name of the Prophet PBUH or any other deceased Muslim.

Which animals can be sacrificed?

A Qurbani is 1/7 of a large cattle (cow, ox, water buffalo) or camel, or a whole sheep or goat.

What is the process like for the meat distribution?

We will make sure your sacrifice is carried out in the appropriate Islamic way and at the right time. Rest assured that we only use the healthiest Qurbani animals (sheep, goat or cow) and will deliver the fresh meat straight to those who need it the most.

How is the sacrifice performed?

To be accepted as Qurbani the animals must be slaughtered in the appropriate Islamic way.

Penny Appeal Canada chooses Animals based on the Sunnah requirements:

  • The animal should be chosen from healthy stock without any visible defect.
  • Sheep and goats must be at least one year old and count as one share.
  • Cattle must be at least two years old and count as 7 shares per animal.
  • Camels must be at least five years old and count as 7 shares per animal.
  • Animals should not be blinded, emaciated (sick), toothless or with broken limbs, preferably the ears and tail should be whole, but not a necessity.

What are the ethical requirements followed by Penny Appeal during the sacrifices?

  • Sharpen the knife prior to putting the animal down for slaughter.
  • Ensure that the correct size knife is used to slaughter the animal swiftly.
  • Feed the animal, give the animal water and sooth the animal, show kindness and mercy to the animal.
  • Ensure the area of slaughter is clean and clear of live animals.
  • Make provision for Blood drainage, fly control and general cleanliness.
  • Lead the animal to its slaughter humanely.
  • Do not perform the slaughter process in front of other live animals.
  • Maintain strict hygiene standards.

How is the distribution of the sacrifice handled?

  • Islamically it is preferred that the meat be divided into three parts. One part for own use, one part for relatives and one part for the poor and needy (preferably Muslims). As we are conducting qurbani on your behalf, we distribute 100% of the meat to those in need.
  • We do not give meat and skin as payment for services rendered BUT we do give it as a gift.
  • The skins are distributed to those in need of it.
  • Give such meat as you would yourself like to receive and eat.
  • Ensure that meat is given to reputable organizations for distribution to the needy.
  • We ensure there is no waste.

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Where will my Qurbani be distributed?

We will be distributing qurbani meals to impoverished people across Africa, Asia, The Middle East and right here at home in Canada.

Thanks to all your donations last year, we were able to distribute Qurbani meals to more than 6 million vulnerable people last year,

This year, with COVID-19 affecting so many of our brothers and sisters, it is important that we all remember our responsibility to the less fortunate.

Messages from the field

“I’d like to thank everyone who made this happen, I’m so happy to be home with my family on Eid and spend it with them. Thank you for this meat pack, we haven’t been able to buy meat for the last 3 years, so I am very grateful that we have it this year.” – Afzal Ali, India 2019.

Help us make Qurbani 2020 even more amazing than last year and help us keep our global ummah safe and fed during this global pandemic.

Donate your Qurbani with Penny Appeal today!

What is Qurbani?

Qurbani is the religious sacrifice of sheep, goats & cattle between the 10th and 12th days of Dhul Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar.

It is a sacred act to honour the tradition of the blessed Prophet Ibrahim (as) and Ismail (as) and their story of sacrifice and devotion to Allah (SWT). Sacrificed meat is distributed among the poor and needy across the globe.

Who is Qurbani Compulsory for?

Qurbani holds a special place in Islam. It is stressed upon ithe Qur’an and is a reminder of Prophet Ibrahim’s (as) devotion and obedience.

For many scholars, Qurbanis an obligation for all Muslims who possess the Zakat threshold. Despite this, its critical role within Islam is often missed, resulting in its tremendous barakah being lost.

The Prophet (S) said, “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (as). For every hair of the Qurbani you receive a reward from Allah (SWT)."


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