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Qurbani (Udhiyah) 2024

Fulfill the Sunnah - Distribute Your Eid al-Adha Meat to the Poor and Needy

This year UKeff are pleased to announce that in addition to the distribution of your Udhiyah/Qurbani right here in our community we are AGAIN working in partnership with Share My Qurbani. Since starting in 2018, Share My Qurbani have distributed over 2,200kg of donated meat and now cover Manchester, Bury, Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Blackburn, Merseyside and East London.

All the Prophets of God Almighty emphasise looking after the people living close to you in your locality, before anyone else.

There are around 13,000 people who reside in Oldham living below the poverty line and one third of your Udhiyah/Qurbani is distributed every single year to the people who live amongst us but are facing real hardship.

In 2023, you donated 103kg of Qurbani meat, which we distributed to vulnerable families here in our community.

How to share your Qurbani

Monday 17th June

Call or text:

07862 258556


Tuesday 18th June

Drop off 9.30am – 3pm

at UKeff, 72 Yorkshire St, OL1 1SR



Qurbani is an important part of the Islamic religion. Qurbani means sacrifice, and all muslims who are financially able are encouraged to offer a Qurbani at this sacred time of year (Islamic month of Dhu-al-Hijjah). This serves as a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) عليه السلام  was prepared to make for the sake of Allah.

Qurbani gives us an opportunity to reflect on the blessings we have been bestowed with, and in following the guidance of how the meat from a sacrificed animal should be consumed, it serves to remind us of those less fortunate than us and our duty to ensure they are looked after.

We are guided to keep a portion of the meat to eat ourselves, share a portion with our wider families and neighbours, and share a portion with the needy and vulnerable amongst us. Traditionally this is interpreted as equal portions of 1/3 each.

Often we are unaware that we have people in dire need on our doorsteps, or even if we do know of them, we have no idea how to get a share of our Qurbani to them. This is why many people choose to send money overseas for a Qurbani to be offered in their name, and distributed amongst the needy.

We feel that whilst it is important to continue to support those in need in poorer countries, it is also important to ensure that Muslims in the UK continue the tradition of Qurbani locally, particularly the sharing of a portion with the needy. This helps to strengthen our communities and ensures our traditions of caring for the less fortunate amongst us are preserved for our future generations.

1/3 – 1/3 -1/3


1/3 stays with you and your family to be eaten

1/3 is gifted to your friends, neighbours and relatives

1/3  should be given as charity to the poor who reside amongst you

It’s very easy…


Purchase or have your Udhiyah/Qurbani delivered to yourself and separate it in 1kg bags (freeze it if you prefer, to preserve freshness).

Bring it to Charity Begins At Home on days 2 and 3 of Eid 11am – 2pm and assist in distributing it to the people locally with your own hands, as per the Sunnah.

Just one location!

Charity Begins At Home,

72 Yorkshire Street, Oldham OL1 1SR

Days 2 and 3 of Eid

From 11am – 2pm

This is a Sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), عليه السلام .

It consists of 3 purposes:

  1. It shows that we as Muslims (ones who follow Islam) offer our very best in the way of our Lord, Creator and Provider.
  2. Udhiyah/Qurbani offers the Muslim the opportunity to value our families, friends, neighbours and the poor that reside in our localities.
  3. It creates humility in the heart of the believer, connecting them with their neighbours and creating self-evaluation and accountability.

The word udhiyah means an animal of the an’aam class (i.e., camel, cow, sheep or goat) that is slaughtered during the days of Eid al-Adha because of the ‘Eid and as an act of worship, intending to draw closer to Allah thereby.

This is one of the rituals of Islam prescribed in the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger ‎ﷺ , and according to the consensus of the Muslims.

In the Quran, Allah سبحانه وتعالى  says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him only).” [Al-Kawthar 108:2]

 “Say (O Muhammad): Verily, my Salaah (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the ‘Alameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists). He has no partner. And of this I have been commanded, and I am the first of the Muslims.” [Al-An’am 6:162]

The word nusuk (translated here as sacrifice) means sacrifice; this is the view of Sa’eed ibn Jubayr. And it was said that it means all acts of worship, including sacrifice, which is more comprehensive.

“And for every nation We have appointed religious ceremonies, that they may mention the Name of Allah over the beast of cattle that He has given them for food. And your Ilah (God) is One Ilah (God, Allah), so you must submit to Him Alone (in Islam). And (O Muhammad) give glad tidings to the Mukhbitoon [those who obey Allah with humility and are humble from among the true believers of Islamic Monotheism].” [Al-Hajj 22:34]

In the Sunnah: 

  1. It was narrated in Saheeh al-Bukhari (5558) and Saheeh Muslim (1966) that Anas ibn Malik (رضي الله عنه ) said: “The Prophet ‎ﷺ  sacrificed two white rams speckled with black. He slaughtered them with his own hand, said ‘Allahu akbar’ and put his foot on their necks.”
  2. It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه ) said: “The Prophet ‎ﷺ  stayed in Madeenah for ten years, offering sacrifice (every year on Eid).” (Narrated by Ahmad, 4935; al-Tirmidhi, 1507; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Mishkaat al-Masaabeeh, 1475.)
  3. It was narrated from ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir (رضي الله عنه ) that the Prophet ‎ﷺ  shared out sacrificial animals amongst his companions, and ‘Uqbah got a sheep that was six months old. He said, “O Messenger of Allaah, I got a sheep that is six months old.” He said, “Offer it as a sacrifice.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5547)
  4. It was narrated from al-Baraa’ ibn ‘Aazib (رضي الله عنه ) that the Prophet ‎ﷺ  said: “Whoever offers a sacrifice after the prayer has completed his rituals (of Eid) and has followed the way of the Muslims.”(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5545)

The Prophet sws  offered sacrifices , as did his companions (رضی اللہ عنھم ). And he said that sacrifice is the way of the Muslims.

Hence the Muslims are unanimously agreed that it is prescribed in Islam, as was narrated by more than one of the scholars.

The scholars agreed that sacrificing the animal and giving its meat in charity is better than giving its value in charity, because the Messenger ‎ﷺ  used to make the sacrifice, and he did not do anything but that which is best and most befitting. This is the opinion of Abu Haneefah, al-Shaafa’i and Ahmad.

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