Qurbani Summary 2011

    Ummah Welfare Trust spent £848,921 for this year’s Qurbani projects – the largest amount since the charity’s inception alhamdulillah.

    The Qurbani programme has always been a crucial part of the relief work at Ummah Welfare Trust. With preparations starting months in advance, UWT purchased suitable animals, fed them and then sought out the most deserving recipients.

    This year, through the generosity of UWT’s donors, the blessings of Eid reached poor Muslim communities in 19 countries around the world – including Ghana and Senegal for the first time. With priority for the disaster regions of Pakistan and Somalia, 3226 large animals 5888 small animals were sacrificed in total.

    In Somalia, UWT sacrificed an unprecedented 2,700 goats for this year’s drought victims. In the rural towns of Hudur, Burhakaba, Ufurow, Wajid and Baidoa, 2100 goats were sacrificed, benefitting well over 8,000 displaced families alhamdulillah. Over 2,000 refugee families benefitted from the distribution of 600 goats in Mogadishu. In the rest of Africa, Udhiyah meat was enjoyed in Gambia, Ghana, Malawi, Senegal and Sudan.

    In Pakistan, over 2,700 animals were sacrificed for the long-standing flood victims of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan. While from Pakistan, the Udhiya meat of over 1000 animals was trucked to poverty-stricken families in Afghanistan and Kashmir alhamdulillah.

    Around half a million Muslims benefitted from this year’s Qurbani thanks to the generosity of UWT’s donors. UWT ask Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala to accept the sacrificing of these animals on behalf of all of UWT’s donors.

    ‘It is neither the meat nor their blood that reaches Allah, but it is piety from you that reaches Him. Thus have We made them subject to you that you may magnify Allah for His Guidance to you. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to the Muhsinun (doers of good).’ (22:37)