"The physical act of slaughtering an animal (Qurbani) is not optional, but wajib (necessary) for those with the means to do it."
This simple educational campaign resulted in an astounding increase in the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA's practice of Qurbani on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adhia over the past two years.
This year, we ask you to continue to protect our Islamic symbols and fulfill this obligation. Remember, Eid-ul-Adhia will be celebrated on September 24, 2015. We encourage you to consider one of the these two options:
Option 1: Ask your local Muslim, Amish, and Jewish contacts, or simply ask Google about the nearest slaughterhouse or farm. Then call. Typically the farm or slaughterhouse will ask you to come in and select an animal - on site. They’ll prepare the meat on the same day. Lamb, sheep, and goats are priced between $150 to $300, depending on the animal’s size, age, etc. This price includes the cost of preparing the meat. Most places accept cash only. The whole process can take anywhere from one to five hours, depending on their resources and expertise.
Option 2: Pay the following amounts to your Jama`at Finance Secretary so Qurbani in your family's name could be offered in Africa, Pakistan or India:
Sacrifice of Goat/Lamb: $155.00
Sacrifice of Cow/Calf: $535.00 per seven families (You can pay $77 for your single family)
That’s it. Go the extra mile this year – you’ll feel good about it, insha’Allah.
Why not make it a topic for your Jumua sermon this coming Friday? Click here to access religious materials.
The idea is not to kill an animal. But to rekindle the true spirit of sacrifice. Learn more by clicking here for a list of frequently asked questions.
How does Jamaat do Qurbani in your name? Check out a video from Rabwah here (start from 4 minute time stamp).
Want to educate your membership? Use this PowerPoint.
Watch more video resources here.
And then don’t forget to submit your Qurbani photo or testimonial here.