Minhaj Welfare Foundation – Qurbani Program
Qurbani is a sacred act performed for the sacrifice of an animal slaughtered for the sake of Allah Almighty reminding us of the story of Prophet Ibrahim and Prophet Ismail (Peace and Blessings be Upon them both).
This was a ritual performed by the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessing be Upon Him) during the days of Dhul-Hijjah.
According to Islamic tradition, Qurbani or Adhahi is obligatory (Wajib) upon all Muslims who have the financial means (those who are eligible to give Zakat) to sacrifice a goat, sheep or cow on the days of Eid.
Minhaj Welfare Foundation started the Qurbani program in 1989. The project has been increased in size over the years and almost 25 years later, 100,000s Qurbani have been performed with millions of people worldwide benefitting from this project.
The Qurbani Project provides an opportunity for those people who cannot afford to purchase meat products to receive the nutritional benefit of a Minhaj Welfare Foundation Qurbani Meat Packet. The project involves the distribution of fresh meat to the most vulnerable people; women, children, elderly and refugees. Each Qurbani bag distributed contains a sufficient amount of meat (5kgs on average), for a family of six for at least 3 to 4 days. Each meat bag is designed to consist of fresh meat that is appropriate and acceptable for the dietary culture of the region