Al Noor Charity Festival of Sacrifice (Udh-hiya/Qurbani) Program 2016

Every year Al Noor Charitable Agency for the Needy of Zanzibar takes great efforts to facilitate the EID AL ADH-HA “Festival of Sacrifice” also known as QURBANI in URDU or UDH-HIYA in Arabic. We offer this service to our supporters and at the same time making sure the meat is distributed to the deserving communities. Last year, more than hundred families from around the world joined our program and more than 200 goats were slaughtered on their behalf ALHAMDULILLAH.

Fresh meat were distributed to more than 500 orphaned families and to other deserving people through our 23 Islamic Centers spread all over the country.  In total, your generosity has benefitted over 1,000 deprived families. Please watch the video clip above to see the work we accomplished on your behalf.

At Al Noor Charity we take a comprehensive approach when it comes to the EID AL ADH-HA sacrifice program. Excellent livestock is purchased well in advance and shipped just-in-time, ensuring competitive prices for our supporters.

We run the program as an ACADEMY where professional butchers are training our youths on the SUNNAH and proper HALAL way of slaughtering and preparing the meat. The whole project from initial planning to final distribution is managed by our volunteers through an efficient, cost-effective and reliable process.

Our recent experience with the “Ramadhan Food Distribution Program” has enable us to expand our scope of distribution. With your continued support, this year we can penetrate even deeper into the Zanzibar Islands to reach more needy communities and share the joy of this coming Eid al-Adha Insha’Allah.

We thank you for the trust bestowed upon us – you are sharing something truly special with the needy families who deserve your support. A single Udh-Hiya goes a long way. It can feed more than six needy families and this raises a real sense of hope for them. It also allows them to celebrate this important occasion along with millions of other Muslims across the world.

The cost of a single healthy goat is US$100 which includes the cost of slaughter and distribution. We request you to confirm to us your participation ASAP and are happy to receive payment at a later date.  You are welcome to also pass over this report to your friends and family members.

We leave you with quotes from the Hadith and Qur’an:

There is nothing dearer to Allah (God) during the days of Udh-hiya than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Judgment with its horns, hair, and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart.  (Sunan Tirmidhi and Sunan Ibn Majah).

Allah Says in the Qur’an: “So turn in prayer towards your Lord and sacrifice (animals).” (Qur’an 108:2)

Jazakum Allah Khairan.

Nadir M. Mahfoudh,
Director General.