Until next year you can still donate to our Monthly Rations Project from as little as
In 2021, Ehsaas performed Qurbani in Pakistan, India & Jammu & Kashmir (IHK).
With your help, Ehsaas provided Qurbani to over 400,000 people in 2021
Our teams purchased quality animals for your Qurbani.
Ehsaas performed Qurbani on your behalf, according to the Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ, and distributes the meat to the most needy. People for whom meat is an unaffordable ‘luxury’ and Qurbani time may be the only time in the year where they get to eat meat.
The need was still desperate this year due to the Coronavirus and your continued generosity really helped the most needy – Jazakum Allah Khair.
It is not their meat nor their blood, that reaches Allah: it is your piety that reaches Him: He has thus made them subject to you, that ye may glorify Allah for His Guidance to you and proclaim the good news to all who do right. Quran: Surah Al-Hajj 22:37
How does Ehsaas give your Qurbani?
- The Animals – we source healthy animals locally in the area (if appropriate) where the Qurbani will be distributed. This helps local farmers and their communities
- The Sacrifice – the animals are slaughtered directly after Eid prayers by local Imams who pronounce the names of the donors (if requested) before they begin
- The Packaging – Ehsaas employs local people to cut the meat in allocated warehouses, which is then packed in crates and delivered to distribution areas – there, the meat is bagged in 2kg portions ready for distribution
- The Distribution – local communities are selected where people hardly eat meat during the year and priority is given to local widows, orphans and low-income families
Who is obliged to offer Qurbani?
- Qurbani is ‘wajib’ (compulsory – according to Imam Abu Hanifah and sunnat-e-muakkadah according to the other Imams) upon every person who possesses 613.35 grams of silver or its equivalent in money, personal ornaments, stock in trade or any other form of wealth which is surplus to their basic needs. Each adult member of a family who possesses this much wealth must perform their own Qurbani separately.
- Hazrat Ibn Umar (ra) reported that the Prophet ﷺ lived in Madinah for ten years and performed Qurbani every year despite the fact that the Prophet ﷺ was not obliged to do so as he never possessed the required amount of wealth.
Can a Qurbani be made on behalf of someone else?
- Yes, it can be made on behalf of others. This offering is not ‘wajib’ (compulsory) but is ‘mustahab’ (desirable). Similarly if one decides to undertake a Qurbani on behalf of their spouse or a father on behalf of an adult offspring (apart from offering their own Qurbani), they can do so with their permission. A Qurbani can also be made on behalf of deceased Muslims such your parents etc.
- Hazrat Hanash (ra) reported: I saw Hazrat Ali (ra) sacrificing two rams. I asked him, “What is this?” He said: “Verily the Prophet ﷺ gave instructions for me to sacrifice on his behalf, and so I am sacrificing on his behalf”. (Sunan Abu-Dawud). So we can also undertake a Qurbani for the Prophet ﷺ if we want to.
- As a matter of fact, the Prophet ﷺ himself performed a sacrifice on our behalf. Abu Talha (ra) reports that the Prophet ﷺ sacrificed one ram and whilst sacrificing the other he said: “This is on behalf of every member of my ummah (“community”) who believes in me and testifies (to my prophethood).” (al-Tabarani).