Did you know that other than the last 10 days of Ramadan, there are days in the Islamic calendar that are just as superior? It’s the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah. Dhul Hijjah means “month of the pilgrimage” as Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, is performed from the 8th to the 10th day of this month. Eid al-Adha, in which qurban is made sunnah muakkadah, also falls in the same month. Allah has made these days greater and more special to allow us the opportunity to chase the rewards that come with it. Let’s take a closer look.
Commemorating the Divine Sacrifice
Eid al-Adha that we celebrate on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah every year is not just a festive celebration for Muslims but it commemorates the greatest divine sacrifice in history.
In obedience to Allah, Prophet Ibrahim sacrificed his beloved son, Prophet Ismail, whom he was only bestowed upon in his old age, after many years of longing for a child. To his surprise, Allah had replaced the son with a ram as a qurban (sacrifice), and his son was left unharmed. It was a divine miracle and a test from Allah to His chosen servant, which Prophet Ibrahim had passed with flying colours.
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Feed the Poor across 13 Countries
This Eid al-Adha, let’s #CirculateGood by offering qurbani meat to the poor and most vulnerable communities around us via GlobalSadaqah Qurban campaigns. Through these campaigns, you can choose to offer your qurban across 13 countries securely and conveniently from the comfort of your home.
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Offering qurban is sunnah muakkadah, a highly recommended act for Muslims who could afford it. The Prophet ﷺ said, “Whoever can afford it, but does not offer a sacrifice, let him not come near our prayer place.” [Sunan Ibn Majah]
Apart from fulfilling a religious obligation and reviving the sunnah, your qurban also means the world to those who are less privileged. Families in poor countries look forward to Eid al-Adha all year long, as it is the only time that they get to enjoy a meal with meat. Starving children in Yemen, for example, are forced to eat leaves on a daily basis to survive.
Spread smiles and bring food relief across the world by offering your qurban via our Qurban Campaign!
Some of our campaigns include:
Blessed Moments: Qurban for Poor Families in Makkah (Sheep)
Spreading Smiles In Eid: Qurban 2022 in Nigeria (Sheep/Ram)
Developing Strong Imams: Qurban 2022 in Malawi (Goat)
You can also donate any amount to these campaigns as sadaqah if you have offered your qurban elsewhere.
Automate Your Donation
The Prophet ﷺ said, “There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these 10 days.” [Bukhari].
Grab the rewards these first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah present us with regular sadaqah, among other good deeds. We understand that your time may be limited and your schedule may be hectic at times. You can focus on other deeds while we take care of your donation for you when you automate your donation with GlobalSadaqah.
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