When you do your Qurbani with IDRF, we will take care of everything from animal care, to sacrifice and distribution. All you have to do is choose the region you’d like to provide to and we take care of the rest!
We ensure that the most vulnerable families receive the best quality fresh meat within three days. We also work with experienced butchers and faith leaders in each community to ensure the entire process is ethical and in accordance to Islamic tradition.
How it works
Choose the region you would like your Qurbani to take place in
We work with partners on the ground, to assess and identify the needs of our beneficiaries
Our office determines and arranges payment for livestock in advance to ensure all shares of meat are met on time
Our teams on the ground ensure that all animals are ethically treated in accordance to Islamic law.
Fresh meat is immediately distributed on the first 3 days of Eid.
Somalia, Kenya, Sudan
Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso
Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Lesotho
Uyghur & Syrian Refugees
Last Qurbani, with your help, 172,768 people were fed by your generosity with fresh meat distributed in 14 countries.
Frequently Asked Questions
What countries does IDRF conduct Qurbani in?
This year IDRF will be conducting Qurbani in Bangladesh (including Rohingya Refugees), India, Kashmir, Palestine, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, and Syrian and Uyghur Refugees (in Turkey), Chad, Mali, Niger, Sudan, and Canada. A country price table with various options is listed on our donation form.
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 who are 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, all shares will be of cows.
What if there is a major crisis or disaster or community unrest or legal crackdown?
IDRF is committed to doing its 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. 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.