“Qurbani is an annual re-affirmation of our pledge to Allah, a pledge that:
Verily my prayer, my sacrifices, my life and my death are surrendered to Allah; the Rabb of the worlds.
The Africa Muslims Agency Qurbani project is actually an incredible exercise in empowerment and education. Our campaign slogan this year is “Sustain, Sacrifice, Share”, as we want to educate potential donors about the impact that they can have far beyond Eid, when they donate their Qurbani through AMA.
The word “Sustain” relates to how our Qurbani benefits farmers. AMA ensures that livestock for Qurbani is purchased from local farmers wherever we operate. These herdsmen are trained on how to nurture livestock long before Eid-Ul-Adha is upon us, as donors want to know that the animals we slaughter have been well cared for and are healthy animals. Training allows the herdsmen to raise a better animal which they can sell to others besides AMA. By purchasing the livestock from village herdsmen, we also provide a sustainable income for them, which translates into food and a better quality of life for families in these villages.
The “Sacrifice” part of our campaign is about AMA bringing the practice of Qurbani to people in remote areas of the world who would otherwise not be able to partake of this Sunnah of Nabi Ibrahim (AS). AMA transports live animals into the villages for the days of Eid-Ul-Adha and villagers are educated on the Qurbani process and participate in the slaughtering. Imagine your reward when you donate your Qurbani and enable someone to learn about and practice one of the most important rites of Islam- SubhanAllah!
The third aspect of our campaign – “Share”, is about the distribution of meat to people who go for months with no meat and little food to eat. Our approach ensures that thousands benefit from the nourishment and fulfilment that a full meal brings to a family. Beyond this, however, is also the idea of sharing the spirit of Eid-Ul-Adha.
Alhamdulillah, during the Udhiyyah / Qurbani Campaign done for over 30 years, AMA’s distribution of several hundreds of Qurbani animals and thousands of parcels of meat benefited the neediest in various local Islamic Dawah centres and those orphanages and Masjids that we have built in various parts of the continent.
This has enabled many needy people to experience the spirit and essence of this sacred act of Udhiyyah in slaughtering the Qurbani animal themselves, in their locality / Dawah centre and truly celebrating the day of EID-UL-ADHA upon completion of the Eid Salaah.”
AMA purchases Qurbani livestock from local villages wherever we operate, creating income for local herdsmen. Local herdsmen are also trained to nurture the livestock long before Eid-ul-Adha.
AMA transports live animals into the villages for Qurbani. Villagers are educated on the Qurbani process and participate in the slaughtering to inculcate the Sunnah of Nabi Ibrahim (AS).
Our approach ensures that the local community receives meat, and also fully experiences the true essence of the day of Eid-ul-Adha.