Struggling families in Bangladesh can’t have meat but only a few times a year. Many of them only consume meat in the days after Eid-ul-Adha or not at all. This means tens of thousands of individuals go without the proper nutrition and diet that we tend to take for granted today. Our organization reaches out to these families by giving them free portions of meat to feed their entire family.
Meat is even harder to come by for the Rohingya refugees in the camps at Cox’s Bazar. Nutritious food is scarce in the camps and without our help many of these families will continue to be malnourished. Basmah is your link to these people in dire need of your gift of meat.
Through a $875 donation, a bull can be shared across up to 100 families. Our meat is 100% halalcertified and locally sourced, providing the lawful and best quality meat for these families.
Qurbani requirements state that 1/7th parts of a bull or cow is necessary for Eid ul Adha donations.
Volunteers from our partner organization Basmah Foundation (Government of Bangladesh NGO Affairs Bureau Registration Number – 3160) helped in running operations of this project in year 2019. This project and all services offered is approved by Government of Bangladesh.
In the previous year,2019, Alhamdulillah, BASMAH USA sacrificed 47 cows and distributed the meat across 2500 familiesin the Rohingya Refugee Camp and local host community. We are grateful for your support. It makes us want to work harder everyday.
This year,2020, In Sha Allah, we are planning to sacrifice 50 cows for Rohingya refugees and host community. Please join us and donate to make this campaign a successful one.
ALLAH (SWT) says,
“It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is piety from your heart that reaches Him.”
Qurbani is the act of offering a sacrifice on Eid Al-Adha. It commemorates the supreme sacrifice offered by Prophet Ibrahim (as) to show his total submission and gratitude towards Allah (swt). It is also one of the compulsory acts of Hajj. Once our beloved Prophet (saw) was asked, what is Qurbani? The Prophet (saw) answered, ‘‘It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (as). For every hair of the Qurbani, you receive a reward from Allah (swt).’’ [Al-Tirmidhi]
The Holy Qur’an informs us that in a vision, Prophet Ibrahim (as) saw that he offered his son Isma’eel (as) in sacrifice to Allah (swt). When he shared this vision with his son, Isma’eel (as) said: “O my father! Do as you are commanded: you will find me, if Allah so wills, of the patient ones.’’ However, when Prophet Ibrahim (as) carried out the commandment, Allah (swt) replaced Isma’eel (as) with a ram. To remember his incredible bravery and to emulate the piety and example of one of the greatest men of Islam, donating Qurbani is considered a highly rewardable act of worship as demonstrated by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
In developed countries, it is very difficult to perform your own Qurbani. Therefore, it is permitted to arrange for Qurbani in a different country on one’s behalf. In this case, the whole Qurbani is distributed among the poor and most vulnerable. Muslim Aid USA ensures that Qurbani is performed in the country band that you choose. We then distribute the Qurbani meat to the poor.
It is recommended that the meat of the Qurbani sacrifice is shared equally in three parts between Family members of the person performing Qurbani, Relatives and friends and the poor and most vulnerable.
Local customs and the type of animal that would be most suited to beneficiary needs, plays a huge role in the selection of animals. Therefore, it would be difficult and not practical to allocate an animal according to your requirements.
The following animals can be sacrificed; goats, sheep, cattle and camels. It is necessary the following ruling applies, animals that are younger are not suitable for Qurbani: Goat; one (full) year old, whether male or female. Cow, Bull or Buffalo; two years old, Camel; five years. Sheep (of any kind); no less than six months old. If it is six months and is strong and healthy, this will suffice for Qurbani, otherwise it will have to be one (full) year old. If an animal seller stipulates that the animal has reached the required age, and outwardly there is no sign to disprove it, then it is permissible to rely on this statement. No other type of animal is allowed for Qurbani. In addition, the animals should be in good health.
The days of Qurbani are the tenth, eleventh and twelfth of Dhul Hijjah. The first day is better than the second and the second better than the last. In towns, cities and villages where Jumu’ah and Eid prayers are performed, Qurbani is not permissible before the Eid salah. However, you can and should order your Qurbani with Muslim Aid USA any time before Eid. We try our best to carry out the Qurbani on Eid day, however this could extend to the 12th of Dhul Hijjah, where your Qurbani will definitely be fulfilled.
We recommend you make your payment for Qurbani as soon as possible. You can make payments right up until the end of the second day after Eid (12th of Dhul-Hijjah) before Maghrib. The time for the Qurbani sacrifice begins after the Eid prayer on Eid al-Adha and ends when the sun sets on the 12th of Dhul Hijjah, a total of 3 days of sacrifice. Muslim Aid USA has already estimated the required number of units and therefore have purchased the animals ready to be slaughtered after Eid.
According to most Muslims Qurbani is obligatory upon every sane male/female that has wealth in excess to his/her needs. Normally those who are eligible to pay Zakat tend to give a Qurbani – Nisab is the value of excess wealth which makes a Muslim liable for Zakat. We can take your Qurbani to order up until the sun sets on the 12th of Dhul Hijjah. After that, you may have to pay compensation for missing the obligation. Contact your local imam for advice.
Essentially, there is no difference between the two terms. Udhiya is an Arabic word meaning “blood sacrifice”, and ‘Qurbani’ is an Urdu and Persian word derived from the Arabic word “Qurban” which literally means an act performed to seek Allah’s pleasure. Qurbani is far more popular among the Muslims in States, but Udhiyah is also used commonly.