How to Donate for Qurbani 2024: Secure Methods for Impact

Jun 11, 2024
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Nibras Hamza


As the sacred month of Dhul Hijjah approaches, Muslims worldwide prepare to observe the profound practice of Qurbani, or Udhiyah, during Eid al-Adha. This act of sacrifice commemorates the faith and obedience of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) when he was willing to sacrifice his son at Allah's command.  

Qurbani symbolizes devotion, charity, and community support, making it a pivotal practice for Muslims globally. In 2024, ensuring that your Qurbani donation reaches those in need securely and effectively is paramount. This article delves into the significance of Qurbani, various donation methods, and how the Feeling Blessed platform can facilitate your charitable efforts.

The Significance of Qurbani

Qurbani, or Udhiyah, is performed to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim's (AS) willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to Allah. This event is celebrated annually during Eid al-Adha, which is one of the holiest festivals in Islam. Muslims who can afford it are required to sacrifice an animal, typically a goat, sheep, cow, or camel, and distribute the meat among family, friends, and those in need. This act of giving ensures that everyone, especially the less fortunate, can participate in the festivities.

Importance of the Day of Arafah

The Day of Arafah, the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah, holds immense significance. It is a day of fasting, prayer, and seeking Allah's mercy. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) emphasized the importance of this day, stating, "The best of supplications is the supplication on the Day of Arafah, and the best of what I and the Prophets before me have said is: 'La ilaha illallah, wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa huwa 'ala kulli shay'in qadir' (There is no deity but Allah, alone, without any partners. His is the dominion and His is the praise, and He has power over all things)" (Tirmidhi).

Secure Methods to Donate for Qurbani

1. Local Mosques and Islamic Centers

Local mosques and Islamic centers often organize Qurbani programs, providing a reliable way to donate. These institutions have established networks ensuring the meat is distributed to deserving recipients in accordance with Islamic guidelines. Donating through your local mosque supports your community and ensures your Qurbani is performed correctly.

2. Online Islamic Charities

Several reputable Islamic charities facilitate Qurbani donations online. Organizations such as Islamic Relief, Edhi Foundation, and Helping Hand USA offer comprehensive Qurbani programs, allowing you to donate animals in various regions worldwide. These charities ensure that your donation is Shariah-compliant and reaches those in need efficiently.

3. Feeling Blessed App

Feeling Blessed is a versatile platform designed to streamline charitable giving. It offers multiple methods to donate for Qurbani, ensuring security, transparency, and significant impact.

a. Blessed 10 Program

The Blessed 10 program allows you to set up automated daily donations during the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah. This feature ensures you benefit from the immense barakah of consistent giving. By setting up a reminder to give your Zakat and Sadaqah through the Blessed 10 program, you ensure your contributions are timely and effective. 

b. Direct Qurbani Donations

Feeling Blessed offers a straightforward way to donate for Qurbani directly through its platform. You can choose from a variety of causes and organizations, including those supporting Gaza, Palestine, and other regions in need. The app interface simplifies the process of selecting the type of Qurbani (e.g., cow, goat) and specifying the donation amount. 

c. Mobile App Convenience

The Feeling Blessed app, available on Google Play and the App Store, enables you to donate on the go. The app allows you to manage your donations, track their impact, and make Qurbani donations effortlessly.

4. International Qurbani Services

International services like Hidaya Foundation and Penny Appeal provide Qurbani donation options across multiple countries. These organizations often offer packages allowing you to donate in regions where the need is greatest. This ensures your Qurbani has a far-reaching impact, supporting communities worldwide.

Detailed Steps to Donate for Qurbani Using Feeling Blessed

  1. Download the App

    • Visit Google Play or the App Store to download the Feeling Blessed app.

  2. Set Up an Account

    • Create an account or log in if you already have one.

  3. Choose Your Qurbani Type

    • Navigate to the Qurbani section, select the organization, and the type of animal you wish to donate (e.g., cow, goat).

  4. Specify Donation Details

    • Enter the required details, such as the number of shares and the names for the Qurbani.

  5. Complete the Payment

    • Use the secure payment options to complete your donation.

  6. Track Your Impact

    • Use the app to monitor how your donation is making a difference.

Impact of Your Qurbani Donation

Your Qurbani donation can significantly impact the lives of those in need. For instance, past contributions through Feeling Blessed have helped:

  • Raise critical funds: Over $2M raised last Ramadan, providing essential needs supplies.

  • Support essential services: Fund the construction of water wells and supply clean water to communities.

  • Distribute aid in Gaza: Provide food, medical supplies, and other essential aid to families in Gaza.

Concluding Thoughts

Donating for Qurbani is a profound way to participate in Eid al-Adha, reflecting our faith and commitment to helping those in need. In 2024, platforms like Feeling Blessed make it easier and more secure to fulfill this important obligation. By leveraging these methods, you can ensure your Qurbani reaches its intended recipients, bringing joy and relief to countless families.

This Dhul Hijjah, make your Qurbani donation count. Choose a method that aligns with your values and ensures the greatest impact. May your sacrifices be accepted, and may Allah bless you abundantly for your generosity.

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