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Islamic festival of Eid-Al-Adha date announced

Islamic Relief UK prepares to deliver meat to some of the poorest communities in the UK and around the world

Eid al-Adha, the day on which Muslims remember the sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim (AS) has been announced for Wednesday 28 June 2023 (1). Eid al-Adha lasts for three days of commemorations as Muslims give money towards meat distributions for vulnerable families and individuals through charities such as Islamic Relief UK.

Following the Eid prayer on the first day of Eid al-Adha, Muslims offer a sacrifice, Qurbani which is a portion of meat (from a sheep, goat, cow or camel) that goes to help some of the poorest communities across the world.

Islamic Relief UK will be distributing the meat to people overseas and also helping communities in the UK who have been hit hard by the rising cost of living.

The charity will deliver 7,500 food packs as well as cooked meals and Eid gifts through 26 partners across the UK including food banks, football clubs, mosques, and other organisations.

In recent years, the charity has been stepping up efforts in the UK to respond to the growing crisis here as more families are pushed further into poverty. The rising cost-of-living crisis means that many families are struggling to put food on the table.

Islamic Relief UK will be distributing food packs and Eid gifts in the UK with the following partners, Sufra NW, Cambridge Mosque Trust, Kokni Muslim Association (MAF), Al Hikmah Foundation, Newham Community Project, East London Mosque, Crookston Community Group, One Roof Leicester, The Felix Project, Green Lane Masjid Meals, FareShare , Give a Gift, Al Hijrah Food bank, Renaisi, Cann Hall Mosque, Abrahamic Foundation, Birmingham Central Mosque, North Paddington Foodbank, City Retreat, Darul Isra, and a number of football clubs.

Islamic Relief UK Director, Tufail Hussain said: “Eid al-Adha commemorates the importance of sacrifice in the Islamic faith and is a time for Muslims around the country to help support those most in need.

“As well as our efforts overseas, Islamic Relief UK has been increasing its work in the UK to help families who are trying to survive on very little and struggling to feed themselves.

“We are proud to be working with 26 partners across the country to help bring relief through food and Eid gifts on the blessed day of Eid al-Adha.”


Notes to Editors

For any questions or to request to interview one of our spokespeople, please contact: Jonaid Jilani: [email protected] ; 07872 403534;

1.    The date of Eid al-Adha is determined by a moon sighting and religious leaders look out for a new moon at the beginning of the Dhul Hijjah period which signals the start of the month during which Muslims make the holy pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia and celebrate Eid on the 10th day of the month.

About Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief is a faith-inspired, development and humanitarian agency working to transform and save the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in over 40 countries. Islamic Relief assists people according to need and does not discriminate in any way.

Set up in Birmingham in 1984 by a group of volunteers, we have assisted over 117 million people all over the world. We’re saving lives and empowering people to lift themselves out of poverty in over 40 countries – from Bangladesh to Bosnia, Pakistan to Palestine, Kenya to Kosovo. Islamic Relief is on the ground in some of the world’s most dangerous and difficult places – including Syria and Yemen – strengthening the most marginalised communities to withstand conflict and natural disasters and to build a brighter future. We also support vulnerable people in the UK in partnership with local charities and organisations.

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