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Donating Qurbani to Syria

Our Qurbani Programme in Syria

Giving Qurbani (a sacrifice) is a sacred act of worship highly encouraged by Allah (SWT). While it is recommended to split your Qurbani between yourself, your family, your friends and those in need, many Muslims instead prefer to have their Qurbani performed in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. When you donate your Qurbani to Islamic Relief, we distribute all three parts to those in need.

Our Quality Assured Qurbani programme in Syria provides meat, an essential resource for many, to thousands of disadvantaged families in Syria, whose only meat source this year will be your Qurbani donation.

In 2022, Islamic Relief carried out almost 2,976 Qurbanis in Syria, reaching over 131,304 people Alhamdullilah.

How much is Qurbani in Syria?

Syria falls into the category Group D, which includes the countries Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Indonesia, Iraq and North Macedonia

Donate your Qurbani in Syria

It is advisable to give as early as possible. At Islamic Relief, we strive to implement the Qurbani sacrifice over 3 days (10th to 12th Dhul Hijjah).
By selecting to give one Prophetic Qurbani, you will be carrying out two Qurbanis in Syria.

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How to do Qurbani in Syria?

Slaughtering an animal for Qurbani (sacrifice) has slightly different guidelines than normal.

It is essential that the slaughter is carried out humanely following Qurbani rules.

Each of our field offices across the world takes careful measures to ensure that the slaughtering of animals is carried out locally and humanely, and according to Qurbani rules.

Below are some of the rules that should be followed:

  • A sharp knife must be used to carry out the Qurbani – dull knives may inflict unnecessary pain and suffering
  • Knives must not be sharpened in front of the sacrificial animal
  • No animal can be slaughtered in front of another animal
  • When the sacrifice is being made, the words “Bismillah Allahu Akbar” must be recited
  • The animal cannot be skinned until the body is entirely cold

How to distribute Qurbani meat in Syria?

Our Islamic Relief field office in Syria source and purchase local livestock and is responsible for the slaughtering locally. After the animal has been sacrificed, its meat is then distributed to those most in need.

If there are issues with livestock supply in Syria, or in any particular country (due to limited local supply, natural disaster etc.), then animals are sourced and slaughtered abroad, and then shipped to the affected countries. All animals are sacrificed according to Islamic guidelines.

Your Qurbani in Syria in action

In 2022, Islamic Relief carried out almost 2,976 Qurbanis in Syria, reaching over 131,304 people Alhamdullilah.

Each day, the people of Syria face dire living conditions due to ongoing crisis in the region. Damaged infrastructure prevent many from accessing fundamental needs such as clean drinking water, food, education facilities and more.

The people of Syria have been suffering the devastating consequences of war and more recently the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes that struck southern Turkey and northern Syria, where living conditions have worsened even further.

However, each year, your Qurbani donations help bring life to communities in Syria – strengthening livelihoods and bringing families together for the festive days of Eid Al-Adha! Your Qurbani donations make all the difference to families during their time of need.

Donate Qurbani and make your sacrifice today.


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We ensure our content is reviewed and verified by qualified scholars to provide you with the most accurate information. This webpage was last reviewed by Sheikh Saalim Al-Azhari.

Page last reviewed: 18 June 2022

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