The Story of Qurbani

The Story of Qurbani

O, my father, do as you are commanded. You will find me, if Allah wills, of the steadfast. (Holy Qur’an 37:102)

The story of Qurbani begins long before the advent of Islam, when Allah (SWT) commanded Prophet Ibrahim (AS) to sacrifice his eldest son, Ismail (AS), as a test of his faith and devotion. Ibrahim (AS) dutifully obeyed Allah (SWT) but just as he was about to perform the act, Archangel Jibreel appeared and stopped him; Ibrahim (AS) had demonstrated his obedience to Allah (SWT), and his sacrifice had been accepted.

This enduring tale about trials and tribulations has been passed down through the generations as a powerful reminder. If we remain steadfast in our devotion to the Almighty, He will reward us with the best outcome to all our challenges.

Learn more about Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) sacrifice in the video below.

Keep the story alive within your family. Watch our video together and download our quiz to test your knowledge.

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At Eid ul-Adha, we are presented with an opportunity to make a sacrifice and earn blessings from Allah (SWT). Last year, this time-honoured Sunnah allowed us to distribute 562,000 kgs of premium meat to 93,000 families in need across Pakistan. Your generosity allowed them to mark the Eid holiday with a protein-packed meat dish for the first time in months.

To support our drive this year, we encourage you to book your Qurbani as early as possible up to and on the day of Eid ul-Adha.

Simply book online today or contact us at +44 (0)1274 424 444 during office hours and provide us with the names of those on whose behalf the sacrifice will be carried out.

Offer a share in a cow for £60 Sacrifice a goat/sheep for £128 Sacrifice a cow for £420

75% of patients at Shaukat Khanum Hospitals come from backgrounds similar to those who receive your Qurbani. Can you add a small Sadaqah donation to your order and help with their treatment and recovery? Find out more.


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