Qurbani in Floods 2010

Sacrifice, commonly known as Qurbani, means slaughter of an animal in the name of Allah on the 10th, 11th or 12th of the Islamic month of Zil Hijjah.

It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah: it is your piety that reaches Him: He has thus made them subject to you that ye may glorify Allah for His guidance to you: and proclaim the Good News to all who do right.

In chain cycle, each day thousands of animal are killed for food purpose and there is nothing wrong about this. But if we kill an animal just to please the divine power and then discard the dead body of animal, I think it is shameful. if you understand the purpose of qurbani/sacrifice in Islam you will be soon aware of the fact that at Eid-ul azha/eid-ul-Qurban, sacrifice is done by Muslims not by animal. Because for animals it is a daily routine to be killed by man in cities or by beast in the jungle as food chain. At Eid-e Qurban Muslims sacrifice their money to buy the best available animal according to their financial position and then they sacrifice time, to manage all necessary arrangement to slaughter the animal and distribute it in needy persons.

So Islam does not want muslim to ” just kill a living being ” for the sake of ALLAH but Islam demands a muslim to show his affection for his ALLAH with in the natural circle ( kill and live)

So to please Almighty Allah by their deed Denis Feneri (Turkey) and The NGO World (Pakistan) slaughtered 222 large animals (Cows) for the help of flood affected people of district Layyah-Pakistan on this Eid ul Azha and the purpose of this act was;

  • To fulfill Sunnat e Ibrahimi;
  • To facilitate and help the poor flood affectees;
  • To turn people’s attention towards flood affectees.

These 222 animals were slaughtered on nine locations and meat was distributed among poor flood affectees of surroundings.

Sr. Location UC Tehsil/Dist No of Animals Slaughtered Beneficiary families
1 Dera Ashiq Ali, Village Samtia Samtia Karor-Layyah 25 1152
2 Dera Qazi Tariq Basti Qazi Sahu Wala Karor-Layyah 24 874
3 Dera Dr. Javed, Basti Kanjal Kotla Haji Shah Karor-Layyah 30 794
4 Basti Shadu Khan Shadu Khan Layyah 25 896
5 Basti Darman Wala Lohanch Nashaib Layyah 19 449
6 Basti Jakkhar Jakkhar Layyah 23 684
7 Basti Bakhari Ahmad Khan Bait Wasawa Shumali Layyah 23 658
8 Basti Bait Wasawa Shumali Jamman Shah Layyah 28 684
9 Dera Haji Ramzan Jamman Shah Layyah 25 798

One packet of meat was distributed to one family and each packet contained on average 04-05 kilogram meat.


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