During the holy month of Dhul Hijjah when we’re reminded of the dedication of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) who was willing to sacrifice his son for the sake of Allah (SWT).

Alhamdulillah, Allah bestowed upon Ibrahim His mercy and spared Prophet Ismail (AS). However, the story doesn’t end there. Here in the UK, we too feel the mercy of Allah (SWT) each and every day throughout our lives. Yet for millions of other people across the UK, life is far more challenging.

The holy month of Dhul Hijjah is our time to give back to others – and people at home need our help more than ever.

1 in 5 Britons facing food poverty

Across the UK, a staggering 14 million people are living in poverty. That’s around 1 in 5 people across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Many individuals and families struggling with poverty are unable to maintain a varied balanced diet – going without meat for example – or at worst risk simply going hungry.

By making a sacrifice for Allah (SWT) and donating Qurbani through Islamic Relief, you’ll be feeding a family in need during the blessed days of Eid and worshipping Allah Almighty as prescribed in the Holy Qur’an:

“Say, ‘Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds.’” (6:162)

We work alongside a range of local and national organisations across the country, including FareShare, Sufra NW London and The Children’s Society to reach vulnerable adults and children in need. By working with partners connected to regional centres and smaller local charities such as community groups and soup kitchens, we’re able to ensure that our high quality Qurbani meat reaches those who need it most.

Your Qurbani is cooked at our partner centres, offering a fresh hot meal for those who are unable to cook themselves.

Reaching out: “Thank you very much. Great job!”

At 59 years old, Adam is unable to work due to ill health. With no income of his own, he relies on the food bank to provide for himself and his family. Alhamdulillah, your Qurbani provided Adam with a crucial source of protein at this special time of year.

So as we remember the struggle and dedication of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) during this holy period, what better way to reach out to our community here at home and help our brothers and sisters in need?

Make a sacrifice, give Qurbani.

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