How does the Qurbani work?
With your Qurbani/Udhiya, we facilitate everything from slaughter to distribution. You choose the region in which you’d like the animal sacrificed and we take care of the rest
At IDRF, we have 0% admin fee on Zakat, Fitrah, Fidya/Kaffara and Qurbani. Donors can be confident
that their donations are being sent to the needy.
Last Qurbani, with your help,
were touched by your generosity with clean, fresh meat.
Frequently Asked Questions
What countries does IDRF conduct Qurbani in?
This year IDRF will be conducting Qurbani in Bangladesh (including Rohingya Refugees), India, Jammu and Kashmir, Palestine, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, Uyghur Refugees (in Turkey). Syria, Chad, Mali, Niger, Sudan, and in Canada. A country-wise price table with various options is listed above.
What happens during the sacrifice?
A guiding prayer is said over the process and a specific phrase is spoken when the animal is sacrificed. We work with experienced butchers and faith leaders in the community throughout the entire process, to ensure that the slaughter of the animal is done in a manner that is appropriate to that specific context and those people being served by it. Everyone there has a vested interested in doing this in accordance with their own religious tradition, and seeing it done properly.
When does the sacrifice happen?
IDRF is committed to ensuring that the sacrifice and distribution of meat occurs in a time and manner that is appropriate for the people in that country to celebrate Eid Al-Adha, under the guidance of local religious leaders.
Can the name of the person donating (or a loved one) be read aloud during the sacrifice?
From IDRF’s side, we follow the majority opinion of scholars, and do not require the name of the donor for the sacrifice. While naming is recommended, mentioning the name at the time of sacrifice is not compulsory. It becomes logistically almost impossible when dealing with hundreds of animals at a time. IDRF facilitates the slaughtering process by asking our partners to mention our donors generically, and this is accepted by a majority of scholars. What is compulsory however, is that at the time of your donation, you must make an intention for sacrifice.
Can I mark my funds for a particular geographic region within the country?
In order to reach those most in need, we need to have the flexibility to allocate meat distribution throughout the country. Therefore donors can choose the country, but not a specific geographical location within that country.
To whom does the meat get distributed?
IDRF is committed to helping people on the basis of need, and work with community partners to make sure that those in greatest need are served the Qurbani/Udhiya and that communities are involved in that process to ensure peace and buy-in regardless of ethnicity or religious beliefs.
Can I choose whether to give a cow, sheep, or goat share?
This year, we are only advertising a price per share, rather than choosing a specific animal, for flexibility and to ensure the best price and acceptability in the community.
What if there is a major crisis or disaster or community unrest or legal crackdown?
IDRF is committed to doing our best to ensure that Qurbani is carried out. That may mean that we have to relocate to a different geographic area, or bear the cost of paying for last minute arrangements elsewhere, then we will find a way. If we truly could not, we will notify our donors, but this would need to be a major global disaster. This has never happened to date.