About the Observance
By the Numbers
Nearly 1 Billion people worldwide are considered undernourished
Some 28 countries were supported by IRUSA’s Udhiyah/Qurbani campaign in 2011
More than 530,000 people benefited from IRUSA’s Udhiyah/Qurbani campaign in 2011
(Source: United Nations)
Udhiyah (also referred to as Qurbani) marks the end of Hajj (pilgrimage), and is a time to reflect upon the significance of sacrifice with the Islamic tradition. Muslims observe Udhiyah/Qurbani by sharing meat with the less fortunate. For many people around the world, meat means nutrition—calories and nutrients they cannot get from any other food. It also means celebration—it is an expensive treat that is enjoyed mainly on special occasions.
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How the Udhiyah/Qurbani Campaign Helps
When you send your Udhiyah/Qurbani donation to communities in need, you are sharing something truly special with them. Islamic Relief donors annually provide meat to impoverished communities during Udhiyah/Qurbani. The Islamic Relief program uses 100% halal meat. Meat is sourced locally whenever possible to support the community’s economy. It is distributed fresh whenever possible, though in difficult situations like conflict zones, Islamic Relief may send frozen or canned meat so it can arrive to the recipients in good condition. A single Udhiyah/Qurbani goes a long way—it can feed up to seven needy people!
In 2011, IRUSA delivered meat rations to more than 530,000 people in 28 countries as part of this program.
This year, your donations are helping Islamic Relief provide Udhiyah/Qurbani in 27 countries … that means nutritious and healthy meals for thousands in need … WORKING TOGETHER FOR A BETTER WORLD!
$60 to $115
$120 to $199
$205 to $275
PLEASE NOTE: An * indicates that the Udhiyah/Qurbani in that country will be delivered as a canned item. An ** indicates that the Udhiyah/Qurbani in that country will be delivered as a frozen item. Also, a portion of all Udhiyah/Qurbani purchases for Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon will go to help Syrian refugees in need. Finally, in rare cases where donations exceed what is needed or where local conditions prevent program implementation, Islamic Relief will redirect the funds to help provide Udhiyah/Qurbani meat in another location(s) as needed.