Qurbani Meat Program 2013 – Questions & Answers

October 3, 2012

What is Qurbani and why is it done?

Qurbani is a religious practice performed at the time of Eid al-Adha involving the sacrifice of an animal. The event commemorates the sacrifice that Prophet Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) made to Allah (SWT) to show his devotion and commitment to Him.

What animals are used in Qurbani? 

The animals that are being sacrificed for the Qurbani 2013 Appeal are Cows.

Where will the Qurbanis be given? 

In Kenya: mainly in rural areas where we carry out our health projects. Locations will include Lamu Islands, Tana River and Kwale County.

How many shares are in each animal?

Each animal is divided in to 7 shares.

How many shares can I donate?

You can donate as many shares as you wish.

Can I donate shares on behalf of my family members and friends?

Yes,  you can donate shares on behalf of others. There is an opportunity to include their names during the donation process. Please use the comments/reference box  in the checkout section to advise us of each persons name.

Can I donate a share in memory of someone?

Yes, you can donate a share in memory of a loved one. Please use the comments/reference box in the checkout section to advise us of the name of the person you would like to donate in memory of.

What is the rice element of the Qurbani Appeal?

As a holistic approach, Doctors Worldwide is distributing rice as part of our Qurbani Appeal. The benefit of this is that beneficiaries will also have rice to eat with the meat that you have donated.

How will I know my Qurbani has been carried out and distributed?

Doctors Worldwide has a unique tracking system in place. Our qurbani animals are tracked using special code numbers. We will then be able to feedback to you with GPS coordinates and Google maps the exact location of your Qurbani and hopefully a picture. This feature enables you to see where your Qurbani has taken place. We don’t subcontract our work and it will be done by our own local staff.

How many people will benefit from my Qurbani donation?

The meat from each Qurbani share weighs between 10-11 kilograms. Each beneficiary will receive up to 2 kilos which means that five families will benefit from each Qurbani share. We give to the poor and needy, widows and orphans. We give with dignity and love.

Will I get feedback about my Qurbani donation?

Doctors Worldwide strongly believe in feeding back to our supporters. With our unique tracking system, we can provide detailed feedback, photos and location of your Qurbani donation.