|Yes! I would like to donate high quality Qurban, nutritious lamb, to the poor of Afghanistan.|
A highlight in the Muslim calendar coinciding with one of the main celebrations of the year, Eid al-Adha, and the conclusion of the Hajj, Qurban refers to the act of sacrificing a livestock animal.
The ritual comes from the story of Allah’s test to the prophet Abraham on whether he would give up the life of his son.
To remember this sacrifice the Muslim world make an offering, usually a lamb or a goat. This is called a Qurbani.
For those who can afford it is an opportunity to share with the poor, and for the poor it is a chance to enjoy the nutritious value of meat – for many a rare occasion. The ceremony then serves as a means to look out for the poor and the needy.
Qurban requests through Mahboba’s Promise
Every year Mahboba’s Promise facilitates the provision of meat to those in need in Afghanistan. Last year we had nearly 200 Qurban requests that were sent out from our Sydney office and which were carried out around the country – in Kabul, Panjshir Valley, Takhar and Parwan. In the village of Paghman in Parwan there were people who had not been able to eat meat, and enjoy its protein value, for nearly two years!
As the cost of a Qurbani request is determined by the price of a sheep, the price is fixed at $100.
A message from Mahboba
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh
Brothers and sisters
Soon it will be the festival of Eid al-Adha again. For the Islamic world this is a time when we come together, when our hearts are united and we are given the opportunity to show our generosity. One of the most important events during this time is the sacrifice of livestock which can be passed onto the poor and the needy. Mahboba’s Promise will ensure that we provide the best quality meat to the women and children in our care. For just $100 per Qurbani, women and children will receive much needed sustenance.
Orphaned children and widows of Afghanistan are hoping to receive your Qurban. This year your generosity can be the source of their joy.
The story of Hanif
Hanif was quite young when he was found by Mahboba’s Promise. Even so he had to beg in the streets from dawn to dusk to support his family. They had migrated to Kabul as a result of war in Samangan Province. Hanif is in year eleven at school now. He is very good at maths and physics.In fact Hanif is tutoring orphans at Hope House in maths and physics after he’s finished with school for the day.
Thinking about the last Qurban Hanif made the comment, “On behalf of all orphans at Hope House I want to thank all brothers and sisters who gave us a whole lamb. We dried the lambs like every year and used them for almost six months!”
“Having good food will help us to grow up well and fast,” he said. “May Allah reward you with success in this life and the hereafter.”
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