Qurbani 2024

Qurbani 2024

“It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is piety from you that reaches Him.” Qur’an 22:37

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The Power of Your Qurbani: Providing Meat to the Less Fortunate


As the blessed month of Dhul Hijjah approaches, we are reminded of the importance of performing Qurbani, in honour of the Prophet Ibrahim’s Alayhim salaam sacrifice. This act of kindness not only fulfils a religious obligation but also allows us to share our blessings with those who are less fortunate.

However, for many families who are living in poverty or facing hardship, the cost of Qurbani can be a heavy burden. Help us make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

By providing your Qurbani donation online, you can help us spread love, compassion, and generosity to those who need it most. Let us make a difference, one Qurbani at a time.

From just £23, you can sponsor a share of a Qurbani animal and provide nutritious meat to families in need across the globe. Not only will you be fulfilling a religious obligation, but you will also be making a significant impact in the lives of those who are struggling to put food on the table, you can help provide meat to families in need in Nepal, Pakistan, Yemen and Malawi

By sponsoring a share of a Qurbani animal, you will also be helping to support local farmers and businesses, who rely on this occasion to generate income and support their families.

Your giving will make a difference this Qurbani season. Together, we can help provide hope and sustenance to those who need it most and come together as a community and make this Eid a truly special occasion for all.


The distribution of Qurbani meat is one of the core aspects of the festival of the sacrifice, with great emphasis placed on the need for those who are most poor and needy benefiting. As per Islamic tradition, each sacrifice should account for three equal shares – one to the person making the sacrifice, one to a friend or relative, and one to someone in need.

For those wondering how to give or pay Qurbani in the UK, In the modern-day, most Muslims will not carry out the sacrifice themselves due to domestic laws that exist. These laws make it illegal for anyone other than registered slaughterhouses to slaughter livestock. This means that Muslims, to appease Allah (SWT), make donations to charities such as Children of Adam, who will ensure that a sacrifice is carried out in their name and shares of meat are distributed, all in keeping with Qur’anic law.

What Meat Can be Given?

There are set Qurbani rules in Islam regarding which animals qualify as a Qurbani sacrifice. The following animals qualify as a suitable Qurbani donation:

  • Sheep (minimum of one year old)
  • Goats (minimum of one year old)
  • Cows (minimum of two years old)
  • Camels (minimum of five years old)

How is Qurbani Worked Out?

For those wondering how to calculate Qurbani, the larger the animal, the greater the number of available shares. Therefore, goats and sheep account for one share, whilst camels and cows are each worth seven shares. Each qualifying Muslim is required to donate one share and the head of the household must also donate on behalf of their dependents. Therefore, how much Qurbani per family will depend on the number of family members.

Many Muslims decide to donate Qurbani on behalf of friends and family members who have passed on. While this is not compulsory, neither is it prohibited and will bring with it extra rewards, both for the person donating and for the person whose name it is being made in. Even if that person is in the afterlife, they will still receive the rewards and benefits from Allah (SWT).

Who Qualifies to Give Qurbani?

Eid al-Adha Qurbani rules state that those with a personal wealth that exceeds the Nisab value are expected to make a Qurbani donation. This is the only parameter for Qurbani, unlike Zakat, which may call on the need for Muslims to calculate their wealth, income, and savings to determine whether they are eligible.

A Qurbani donation should be given as early as possible, allowing ample time for the sacrifice to be made before the end of Eid al-Adha. Should your donation not be made before the end of Eid, you will miss Qurbani and should seek forgiveness from Allah (SWT) for missing this religious due.

If you miss one year’s Qurbani, you may make a donation covering multiple shares to make up for your missed donations.

Who Receives Qurbani Meat?

When you donate through Children of Adam, we will ensure that your shares of Qurbani meat are distributed to those most in need. That means we will distribute cuts of meat to those most deserving, both here in the United Kingdom and overseas.

Make your Qurbani donation with Children of Adam, and we will ensure that your sacrifice is carried out as per the word of Allah (SWT) and that your share of meat is used to support the poorest and neediest.

This is because Qurbani commemorates the sacrifice that Ibrahim (AS) intended to make in the name of Allah (SWT), as well as the miracle delivered by Allah (SWT) to save Ibrahim’s (AS) son, Ismail (AS).

In simple terms, the Qurbani rules in Islam state that the act is obligatory for every eligible Muslim. This eligibility stems from being of sound mind, over the age of puberty, and having a disposable income that meets the Nisab threshold. When it comes to giving Qurbani, rules dictate that one qualifies as soon as one reaches this threshold. This is dissimilar to giving Zakat, wherein your wealth must exceed Nisab for one full hawl, which is a lunar year.

Who Gives Qurbani?

Regardless of location, it’s a Muslim’s duty to perform Qurbani; however, some areas may restrict the actual slaughtering of an animal. For instance, it’s not permitted for individuals in the UK to complete slaughters, as they must be executed by licenced slaughterhouses. Therefore, Muslims in the UK will typically donate an amount that’s equal to the number of Qurbani shares they’re giving.

Similarly, pilgrims may pay for animals to be sacrificed at slaughterhouses near Mecca during the Hajj pilgrimage. This way, they can ensure that the sacrifice is carried out whilst following Islamic practice. Upon the animal being slaughtered, it will be divided into three equal parts, including one for the donor, one for their family/friends, and one for the needy.

Here at Children of Adam, we accept your Qurbani donations, which we will use to perform the sacrifice and distribute the meat to the needy.

Who Do You Give Qurbani to?

As previously mentioned, traditionally, Qurbani will be split into three equal parts, whereby the donor, their family/friends, and the needy will each receive a share. Despite this, since it’s not permitted to carry out slaughters in the UK, Qurbani will typically be received by the needy exclusively. This is achieved by donating to a Muslim charity such as ourselves, in which we will use the funds to carry out the slaughter in one of the communities we work with and distribute it amongst hungry individuals.

How Many Family Members Should Give Qurbani?

Each eligible family member is obligated to give Qurbani; if more than one person in the household meets the eligibility requirements, it’s not permissible to give only one Qurbani. For example, two Qurbani donations would be required of a family consisting of a husband, a wife, and two children so long as the parents’ wealth meets the Nisab threshold.

Despite this, the head of the household may also make Qurbani donations for each of their children. Although this isn’t compulsory, the generous act will make the head of the household appear more righteous in the eyes of Allah (SWT).

With this being said, some animals will account for more than one share of Qurbani. For instance, small animals such as goats and sheep count as one Qurbani share, whereas larger animals, including cows/bulls, buffalos, and camels account for seven shares.

Can Qurbani be Given on Behalf of Someone Else?

Typically speaking, those who have to give Qurbani will also donate on behalf of someone who can’t do so. This can be down to the fact that they don’t meet the above requirements or they’re no longer with us. As a result, the head of the household will usually give Qurbani on behalf of their dependents or even their deceased relatives.

Missed Qurbani

Should you miss an opportunity to give Qurbani, you can reconcile at a later date. For example, you might pay two shares of Qurbani the following year.

It’s the duty of Muslims to do all they can to make a Qurbani donation when they’re eligible. Qurbani is accepted on the 10th, 11th, and 12th days of Dhul Hijjah, and the Qurbani Eid rules state that the sacrifices must take place subsequent to the Eid prayers. In fact, the Eid al-Adha Qurbani rules dictate that any sacrifice that takes place ahead of the Eid prayers or subsequent to the 12th day of Dhul Hijjah won’t count as Qurbani.

Donate Your Qurbani to Children of Adam

If you’re eligible to give Qurbani, you can donate to Children of Adam and we will insh’Allah sacrifice the animal according to our islamic teachings. Be sure to head over to our Qurbani page and make your donation.

Your generous donations enable us to make a difference in the lives of impoverished individuals across the globe. You can make sure someone in need receives a nutritious meal this Qurbani with Children of Adam. Do your bit, feed the hungry, and save a life, today.


The life-changing work carried out by our team simply wouldn’t be possible without the fundraising efforts of you, our supporters.

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