There are millions of Muslims who eat meat once in a while. Their income doesn’t allow them to buy meat. They eat vegetables & lentils. However, as every one of us knows meat is an important part of our diet. It helps us grow and make our immune system strong to fight off diseases, viruses & infections.
Qurbani is our chance to provide meat for some of these families. On average each family will be given 3-4kg of meat, which will last them for a couple of weeks. This is also an act of compassion. By sharing the Qurbani with our poor & needy Muslim brothers & sisters we are telling them that we care about them.
The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
“The parable of the believers in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other is that of a body. When any limb aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness and fever.” (Bukhari)