Qurbani donations, As Muslims who are about to embark on the blessed month of Dhul Hijjah, it’s important for us to remember that charity is one of the pillars of Islam. One way we can show our gratitude for what Allah (SWT) has given us in this life is by donating part or all of our qurbani animals to those less fortunate than ourselves. There are many ways you can donate your qurbani online and have it sent directly to a family in need, but here are four stories from people who were able to do just that. Learn more about their amazing experiences below!
The importance of your online Qurbani
Qurbani donations, Qurbani is an Islamic ritual that spans a period of 10 days and it has many benefits. One such benefit is the purification one achieves while sacrificing their animal, which can then be used for other purposes like feeding family or friends during this time of year when everyone’s fasting from food.
The Qurbani ritual provides numerous spiritual rewards, with one being cleansing oneself in order to make amends for past sins so you may enter into Eid on good footing as opposed to feeling guilty about your wrongdoings!
The Isolation of Old Age in Bosnia
Bosnia is a country ravaged by violence. One of the many ways it has been impacted are through its citizens’ growing old years and experiencing isolation due to their age, war wounds, or other health issues.
Bosnia faces an increasingly elderly population with over 20% being 65+. Many Bosnians lived in villages before the 1990s where schools were located on-site so children could attend school as they roamed freely among adults who would often take care of them. The wars have disrupted this sense of community for parents and children alike leading to more isolated lives now led solely indoors because there isn’t enough mobility assistance available outside urban areas.
The Middle East couple, Ali and Fatima, were missing their children dearly. They are all unemployed in the city due to tough economic times so they haven’t had a visit from them in five years! “Eid al-Adha is when families come together but we have not seen our family for many years,” says Mrs Ali. The relief staff at Islamic Relief who visited her was the only visitor this elderly Muslim woman has received during these months of loneliness without her loved ones nearby.
For many of the Syrian refugees living in Jordan, meat is a luxury. These Syrians have been displaced by their own country’s civil war and are now dependent on humanitarian organizations to provide for them. “Without the help of good people,” says Khalid Al-Masri, who works with one refugee organization that has helped these families get back on their feet after experiencing such hardship–continuing his story as he speaks about how they’re blessed enough to taste meat again: “We place our trust in Allah.”
Struggling Families in Albania
Albania is a small country in Eastern Europe with an economy struggling to recover after years of hardship. The two poorest regions are the north-west and south, where residents struggle with unemployment rates at 40%. As more people lose their jobs, it becomes difficult for families juggling multiple responsibilities like education or paying rent while trying to make ends meet. One such family from Vlora had been living on less than $3 per day when they first visited us back in 2016; now thanks to our support they have increased income by 2x and no longer live below poverty line. This vulnerable family’s story shows how even one person can change someone’s life!
In Bangladeshi refugee camps, Eid is being celebrated
The Eid celebration is a joyous time for Muslims, and also the opportunity to reconnect with old friends. For refugees living in refugee camps it can be difficult as they are not able to go back home or have easy access to other places where people celebrate Eid.
One of these locations may be another country such as Malaysia where there are many Muslim communities who live together peacefully- despite their differing cultures – celebrating holidays like Ramadan and Eid al Adha (the three day festival that marks the end of fasting). The Refugee Association has been working hard this past year on reaching out through social media platforms so more citizens know about how those fleeing war zones find refuge here, building new homes even after losing everything else including family members and loved ones abroad.
An Understanding of Pakistani Culture
Pakistan is a country with an amazing blend of beauty and chaos that’s tough to shake. But I met the people who make it worth all the trouble, my family back in Pakistan. They are so much more than just blood relatives; they’re also best friends for life! Their love has helped me survive many difficult times here on this side of Earth too as their support means everything when you feel like giving up.”
In one short trip home to visit Pakistani-expat parents, cousins and grandparents three years have passed by – making memories we’ll never forget about laughter around dinner tables, walking through fields after midnight watching stars fall from heaven onto our heads while being held tightly by teddy bears arms.
Every year on Eid, my family and I sit down to a meal of meat. It’s the only time all year we can afford it! We try our best not to waste any; usually one or two pieces will be fried with vegetables so that everyone stays healthy for an entire month afterwards. My wife is always happy when she sees her children happily eating foods they love once more 🙂
After donating qurbani online, these people found that they felt a sense of gratitude and connectedness to the recipients. One man even said he had “never felt such joy.” By making your own Qurbani donation today- whether it’s in person or by giving items through our website – you can bring this same feeling into your life too! Help us make Ramadan as memorable for those less fortunate than ourselves as we try to be grateful for all Allah (SWT) has given us.