The month of sacrifice
During Dhul-Hajj, we’re encouraged to make the most of the first 10 days. These are the most blessed days in the Islamic calendar. At a time when pilgrims in Mecca are performing Hajj, Muslims across the world are encouraged to make the most of these 10 days by fasting, making supplications and giving extra in charity.
Usually, during these days pilgrims in Mecca begin their journey through the many steps taken to complete the Hajj, followed by Eid-al-Adha. Whether or not you are performing the Hajj or not, Waqf Qurbani is mandatory for every sound-minded Muslim who is old enough and financially able to.
Qurbani translates to sacrifice and the ritual of Qurbani share directly reflects back to the story of the prophet Ibrahim (as) and the sacrifice he made, as well as some of the acts of the Hajj.
“In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. So, pray to your Lord and sacrifice [to Him alone].” ( Qur’an 108:2)
This year, International Waqf Fund is offering our donors a chance to contribute towards a Qurbani Waqf share.