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You make the sacrifice. We take care of the Qurbani.

Muslims all over the world follow the footsteps of the Prophet Ibrahim in offering a sacrifice to Allah on Eid ul Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice. The Sacrifice or Qurbani is an essential part of community and spiritual well-being. It allows others to enjoy the festivities of Eid, and impart an important lesson on the act of giving.

Human Concern International (HCI) has been delivering Zabiha/Qurbani/Udhiya on behalf of generous Canadian donors and supporters since 1980 – our programming is focused in countries, regions and communities that have individuals and families who are the most vulnerable and have the greatest need for fresh, quality meat.

HCI is currently present in over forty-six communities globally, and can efficiently distribute your share of Qurbani to those in need.

Allah does not need the physical aspects of the sacrifice, He accepts the intentions and decrees that the meat be gifted to all who may enjoy it.

Send your Qurbani home
so that everyone can celebrate Eid.

Country Sheep/Goat (CAD) Cow/Ox (CAD)
*cost for one share
Afghanistan N/A $143
Bangladesh N/A $203
Bosnia $290 $266
Burundi N/A $100
Canada $300 N/A
Ethiopia $305 N/A
Gaza $480 $460
Ghana $220 $200
Haiti $220 $200
India $250 $44
Indonesia $220 $266
Iraq $345 $325
Jordan $345 $325
Kenya $110 $43
& Palestinian families inside Lebanon)
$420 $286
Masjid Al Aqsa $345 $325
Morocco $300 N/A
Nepal $320 $71
Pakistan $230 $90
Rohingya $225 $86
Sierra Leone $120 $100
Somalia $85 $44
Sri Lanka N/A $107
Sudan $215 N/A
Tunisia $250 $336
West Bank $480 $460
Yemen $195 $207

 * For Cow/Ox Multiply the cost by 7 to get cost of one whole Qurbani

All donations are collected in Canadian Dollars.

“And the camels and cattle We have appointed for you as among the symbols of Allah ; for you therein is good. So mention the name of Allah upon them when lined up [for sacrifice]; and when they are [lifeless] on their sides, then eat from them and feed the needy and the beggar. Thus have We subjected them to you that you may be grateful.” (Al-Haj 22/36)

Qurbani or Zabiha is another word for Udhiyah, and they both mean animal sacrifice.  Prophet Ibrahim, was commanded by Allah to slaughter his son, as a test. When Prophet Ibrahim passed the test, Allah gave him a sheep to slaughter instead. Prophet Ibrahim and his son Ismail’s complete submission to Allah through this sacrifice, marked the beginnings of an obligatory sacrifice for all Muslims. Thus, Muslims sacrifice animals on Eid ul Adha as a sincere test of faith and submission to Allah.

Is Qurbani/ Zabiha/ Udhiya obligatory?

Zabiha / Udhiya / Qurbani is obligatory on all sane, Muslim, adults who are also eligible to pay the Annual Zakat (Zakat-ul-Maal).

Do I have to do it? What if I can’t afford it?

Animal sacrifice is performed by Muslims who are able to afford to pay the Annual Zakat and who are not going for Hajj. It is done once each year during the season of Hajj (Pilgrimage) to commemorate the action of our Prophet Ibrahim (A.S). It is not obligatory for one who cannot afford it.

Why the rush? Why does it need to be done now?

During this time of the year, Muslims go for the Holy pilgrimage, Haj. The sacrifice must be done on these blessed days in the Islamic calendar, so that the poor can share the meat during Eid.  We work before the Hajj begins to make sure that all the families we support will have fresh meat before Eid celebrations.

How are the animals treated?

The Islamic way of sacrificing animals is very merciful, quick, and kind. The knife used must be very sharp so that animals feel the least amount of pain and suffering.  The animals are even slaughtered in private, to avoid other animals witness the sacrifice.

What animals are sacrificed? How many animals do I sacrifice?

Goats, sheep, cows (bulls or cows), buffalo or camels are the kinds of animals, male or female, that are sacrificed.  They should be in good shape and of the correct age:

  • Goats and sheep: at least 1 year old
  • Cattle: at least 2 years old
  • Camels: at least 5 years old

The amount of meat on a cow or camel differs from that of sheep or goat. A small animal such as a sheep or goat is one Qurbani, while a large animal such as a cow or a camel is worth seven Qurbanis. As with any charity, you may make as large a donation as you like, but to make one complete qurbani it must be at least a goat or sheep.

How soon can I make my donation this year?

There are three days of Eid, but our program reaches to many countries.  We have partners in different countries that we make qurbani to needy families, and the sooner we can get your donation, the better it is for us.

Qurbani must be carried out on the 10th, 11th or 12th of Dhul Hijjah, so you must make sure to give your donation before this date.

How is the meat distributed? Where does it go?

When we receive your donation, we send it to our partners to purchase and perform the Qurbani.

Your donation will help purchase an Eid sacrifice for needy Muslims in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Djibouti, India, Kashmir, Somalia and Yemen, Rohingya at refugee camps in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Morocco, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Sudanese refugees in Eritrea, Bosnia, Nepal and Tunisia, Egypt, Gaza, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, in the West Bank and for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Normally, if you offered a Qurbani yourself, it would be divided up into 3 parts: 1 part for your home, another part for relatives and friends, and the last third for the most needy. What we do is offer the whole amount to charity and give your entire Qurbani to those most in need.

Until when should I avoid cutting my hair and nails?

This hadith of the Prophet Muhammad makes this clear: “When you see the new moon of Dhu’l-Hijjah – according to another version, When the ten days (of Dhu’l-Hijjah) begin – and any one of you wants to offer a sacrifice, let him refrain (from cutting) his hair and nails.” Narrated by Ahmad and Muslim.

Because we can’t be exactly sure when your Eid sacrifice is prepared, it is better to wait until the 13th of Dhul Hijjah before you cut your nails or hair, to make sure that the Qurbani you donated has been completed.

We’ve just had a new baby. Can I donate for an aqiqah with the Qurbani program?

Yes, you can! To fulfill this beautiful sunnah act, you may perform your aqiqah and donate the meat to poor families.