“ … And when he (Ishmael) was old enough to run along with him (Abraham), he said, ‘O my dear son, I have seen in a dream that I offer thee in sacrifice.
So consider what thou thinkest of it!’ He replied, ‘O my father, do as thou art commanded, thou wilt find me, if Allah please, steadfast in my faith. And when they both submitted to the Will of Allah, and Abraham had thrown him down on his forehead, We called to him ‘O Abraham thou has fulfilled the dream.’ Thus indeed do We reward those who do good …”
The Holy Quran 37:103-105
Eid-ul-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) is a festival that comes about ten weeks after Eid-ul-Fitr, and marks the completion of Hajj (Holy pilgrimage to Mecca). It is the festival of Sacrifice that commemorates the obedience of Hazrat Ibrahim عليه السلام and his son Hazrat Ismail عليه السلام to the commandment of Allah. Hazrat Ibrahim عليه السلام had a series of dreams in which he saw himself sacrificing his eldest son Ismail. He inferred that it was perhaps the will of Allah that he should sacrifice the life of his son. Hazrat Ibrahim عليه السلام, being most obedient to Allah, was about to sacrifice the life of his son Ismail, when Allah commanded him to stop and gave him the good news that he had indeed fulfilled His command. Allah was so pleased with Ibrahim because of his obedience that He multiplied his progeny into billions. He was also given the great honour of being the forefather of the Holy Prophet of Islam ﷺ. On the day of Eid those Muslims who can afford to sacrifice an animal are enjoined to do so after Eid Prayer.
On the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha, Humanity First has made arrangements for the sacrifice of animals to take place through our international office network. All the meat will be distributed to the poor and needy by Humanity First in these countries.
The rates for sacrifice are as follows:
Per Sheep/Goat - £110
Per Cow - £360
One Part Cow (of Seven) - £52