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 sacrifice of Ibrahim (AS) is a timeless reminder of faith, humility and obedience to Allah (SWT), passed down through the ages, even before the advent of Islam. It stands as a testament to man’s willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice when asked by the Almighty.

The story begins with Ibrahim (AS) being asked by Allah (SWT) to sacrifice his son Ismail (AS) as a test of his devotion. Despite his deep love for Ismail (AS), Ibrahim (AS) dutifully obeys Allah’s (SWT) command. But just as he is about to act, the angel Jibreel appears and stops him, informing him that his sacrifice has been accepted.

This short video gives us a glimpse into the power of faith in Allah (SWT), as demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and his son Ismail (AS). It reminds us that even if we find ourselves in difficult trials and tribulations, if we remain steadfast in our devotion to the Almighty, He will reward us with the best outcome.

Let’s share this inspiring tale with our family and friends and take a bit of time to reflect on its important message. Download our Qurbani Quiz and test your knowledge.

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Every year, during Dhul Hijjah, the 12th and final month in the Islamic calendar, Muslims around the world offer Qurbani to honour Ibrahim (AS) and his son Ismail (AS). In 2022, this time-honoured Sunnah allowed us to distribute 492,000 kgs of meat to 82,000 impoverished families in Pakistan.

Sadly, the global crisis and devastating floods of last year created additional hardships for Pakistan’s poorest. By booking your Qurbani with Imran Khan Cancer Appeal, you can provide hope and sustenance to those who need it the most.

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. We recommend booking early to guarantee your request, as we can only accept orders up to and on the 8th day of Dhul Hijjah – two days before Eid ul-Adha.

Offer a share in a cow for £45 Sacrifice a goat/sheep for £97 Sacrifice a cow for £315

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, global crisis and devastating floods is also being felt by our most vulnerable cancer patients. Can you add a small Sadaqah donation to your Qurbani to help them this year? Find out more.


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