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The Gift of Qurbani & How to Donate

This Eid you can spread the gift of helping thousands with a nutritional meal while fulfilling your obligation.

Reviving the Spirit of Sacrifice!

Muslims around the globe revive the spirit of sacrifice on the twelfth and the final Islamic month; Duh al-Hijjah. The word Duh al-Hijjah means “Pilgrimage Month” or “Processor of the Pilgrimage.” Muslims from all around the world visit Makkah this month to undertake Hajj to fulfil the fifth pillar of Islam. Not only this but also the festival of Sacrifice – Eid ul Adha is celebrated in this month which serves as a reminder to mankind that their purpose on the earth is to fulfill Allah’s commands and to sacrifice their belongings in His way. The blessed month of Duh al-Hijah holds immense importance for Muslims as the Holy Prophet (PBUH) said:

“There are no days more beloved to Allah that He be worshipped in them than the ten days of Dhu al-Hijjah, fasting every day of them is equivalent to fasting a year; and standing every night of them (in Salat) is equivalent to standing on the Night of Qadr.”

From doing qurbani or udhiya to observing Hajj and giving charity, the month offers abundance of opportunities for the Muslims to earn Allah’s blessings.Don’t miss the chance to earn Allah’s blessings and help empower your community.

Qurbani – A complete Guide

In Arabic, the word Qurbani denotes sacrifice. It also alludes to animal sacrifices to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) devotion to Allah (SWT) and willingness to sacrifice his most prized possessions in the sake of faith. It is also known as Udhiya, and it is the sacrificing of a livestock animal during the Eid ul-Adha holiday, which takes place between the 10th and 12th of Dhul Hijjah, the Islamic calendar’s last month.

Muslims commemorate Qurbani every year to remember this humble act of complete and utter devotion to Allah (SWT), in which hundreds of millions of Muslims conduct Qurbani in remembrance of Ibrahim’s sacrifice.

The meat from the slaughtered livestock is divided into three equal portions: one for the person performing Qurbani, one for the family who provided the animal , and one for the poor and needy.

There are also verses of the Quran and Hadith that emphasize the virtue and significance of Qurbani:

“Say, Indeed, my prayer, my rights of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds.” (Al-‘An’am 6/162)

The Holy Prophet PBUH said

“There is no dearer deed of Ibne Adam in the days of Qurbani than flowing the blood (doing Qurbani) and that animal will come with his horns, hairs, and hooves on the day of Qayamt. The blood of the Qurbani reaches the stage of acceptance before it reaches the floor.” (Tirmizi, Ibnu Majah)

Here’s How to Give Qurbani & Help the Community

If you are worried about fulfilling your Qurbani obligation, the MFBCS has got you covered. We have a transparent and effective process to assist you in giving qurbani and assuring that it reaches the most vulnerable people around the globe. We strive to ensure that every family gets a chance to be part of the festival of the sacrifice and spread happiness by filling up their plates.

Your Qurbani Can End the Global Food Insecurity Crisis

The hunger levels remain alarmingly high globally and will be further worsened if concrete actions are not taken promptly. Under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, conflicts, climate variability, economic downturn and inflation the number of hunger-stricken people around the world is just adding up.
With up to 811 million people going to bed hungry every night, the number of people experiencing severe food insecurity has more than doubled since 2019, rising from 135 million to 276 million. Many are facing acute malnutrition and are battling every day to survive in such hard times and march out of starvation. The numbers look scary but you and us together can make a difference. Your donations and support can help put an end to hunger around the globe.

There is more than enough food in the world to feed everyone on the planet, the only hindrance is the lack of access to resources. Together we can mobilize the value chain to ensure that people with limited resources have adequate food to nourish their bodies and mind. Just check out how we are helping people around the globe.

Hungry Stomachs, Hopeful Hearts in our Community

According to Statistics Canada,”1 in  8 households in Canada were food insecure, amounting to 4.4 million people, including more than 1.2 million children living in food-insecure households”.There are people among us, our own brothers and sisters without access to nutritious one meal a day. Imagine the kid you just passed by on the subway, the elderly man on the street or an immigrant family you just met are all fighting hunger. They are in despair and we all can be a ray of sunshine for them and many others like them. Step up to play your part and help us fill those empty plates.

How Can You Help Fight Food Insecurity with Muslim Food Bank and Community Services?

Together we can create a force to fight world hunger, every helping hand and every dime counts. Your support no matter big or small will create a ripple effect in putting smiles on our less fortunate brothers and sisters. Here’s how you can show your support.

Qurbani

Do Qurbani the Right Way with the MFBCS

Donation

All your charity and donations will help to empower the community.

Sadaqah

Give out Sadaqa to the one who needs it most.

Volunteer

Become a helping hand and put smiles on the faces of your brothers and sisters