Qurbani with IKCA. Qurbani with Confidence
From taking your order to distributing the meat, Imran Khan Cancer Appeal monitors every step of the Qurbani process to ensure the highest standard – we even collect the leftover animal hide to reduce waste!
For 25 years, donors seeking to perform their sacrifice with sincere faith and without cutting corners have trusted us to offer their best for Allah (swt). Here’s how we ensure your Qurbani is performed to the highest standard and according to the practices of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Placing your Qurbani Order
We offer our donors the best market value without compromising on quality or fairness in pricing. Fortunately, due to our long-standing relationship with local farmers and abattoirs, our rates this year are even better than last year. A share in a cow is just £50; a sheep/goat is £115; a cow is £350.
Selecting your Qurbani Animal
Once we have your order, our staff in Pakistan get involved in the selection of your preferred animal. They make sure all animals bought are healthy, of the correct age, and without flaws that can make your sacrifice void.
Carrying out your Sacrifice
On the first day of Eid, your Qurbani animal is slaughtered under strict supervision and according to the shari’ah ruling on halal. The process is carried out humanely by the professional abattoirs we work. We do not work with cheaper slaughterhouses, where bad practices, poor conditions, and a lack of monitoring could compromise the validity of your offering.
Processing and Packaging
The meat from your Qurbani is then divided into 5-10 kg portions, ‘blast frozen’ to ensure freshness, packaged and transported under controlled temperatures to the poorest neighbourhoods in different parts of the country. Any short-cut in this step risks the meat becoming spoilt in the summer heat before it reaches the needy. We take every care to avoid this from happening.
Delivering your Qurbani
In 2019 we made multiple trips to the outskirts of Peshawar (Bannu), Multan, Sheikhupura, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Karachi and Hyderabad to deliver 276,400 kgs of meat to 40,500 families living in poverty. We anticipate the need will be even greater this year. Right now, our staff are working hard to mobilise the safe and effective distribution of your Qurbani to reach those hit the hardest by the global pandemic. Just like we are there at the start of the process, we are there at the end!
Putting the Hides to Good Use
After Eid ul-Adha, Shaukat Khanum Hospital workers and volunteers take to the streets, collecting the surplus of animal hides from Qurbani’s performed across Pakistan which would otherwise be buried or badly disposed of. We sell the hides for a nominal profit, investing the money back into our hospitals and cancer patients.
Remember, Qurbani donations are time-sensitive and the last day that we can accept them is the day before Youm al-Arafah – two days before Eid ul-Adha.
We do not take Qurbani orders on the day before Eid ul-Adha so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.Sacrifice a share in a cow for £50 Sacrifice a goat/sheep for £115 Sacrifice a cow for £350
If you can afford to donate a little bit more to support our vital work, please consider adding a Sadaqah donation to your Qurbani this Eid ul-Adha. Find out more.