4 September 2017
FareShare is partnering with two Muslim faith charities to help distribute donations of lamb to vulnerable people as part of the festival of Qurbani.
Qurbani means sacrifice and can be thought of as the Muslim ThanksGiving. Every year during the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims around the world slaughter an animal – a goat, sheep, cow or camel – to honour the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son, for the sake of God. This story is common to all Abrahamic faiths and traditions.
Traditionally, one-third of the meat from the animal goes to poor or vulnerable people with the donor keeping one-third for their family and the final third given to friends and neighbours.
This year, FareShare has partnered with the charity Islamic Relief to help collect donations of meat for FareShare Centres in England and Wales. From there it will be distributed to hundreds of charities and community groups serving vulnerable people.
Islamic Relief’s UK Qurbani programme provides high-quality fresh lamb to families and individuals in England, Scotland and Wales who are struggling to make ends meet, so that they know they are not forgotten at this time of festivities. This year the international humanitarian aid organisation is running its second UK Qurbani appeal to once again give donors the chance to “give back” closer to home.
FareShare is one of four charities to receive donations from Islamic Relief. The charity are committed to delivering 500 Qurbanis – some of which will be organic – across England, Scotland and Wales.
At a local level FareShare Greater Manchester is also partnering with the charity Human Appeal to collect donations from local Muslim supporters.
To donate to Islamic Relief’s Qurbani campaign please visit www.islamic-relief.org.uk/qurbani
To find out more about Human Appeal’s work please visit www.donate.humanappeal.org.uk/qurbani