An increased awareness of our Lord in imperative, it enables us to attain everlasting peace, happiness and contentment – both in this world and the Hereafter. At the epicentre of a Muslim’s belief is their eternal relationship with their Creator, Allah SWT. 

It is undeniable that the cost of living in recent years has skyrocketed. The prices of everyday items - as well as more expensive, luxury items - have massively crept up, pricing many people out of the market – even for the bare necessities in life such as food and shelter. This has only made things worse for the poorest people in the community, with many falling into a spiral of poverty, leaving them unable to provide basic provisions for their families. 

As one of the Five Pillars of Islam, the Qurbani ritual is essentially a re-enactment of the famous incident involving Prophet Abraham and his son Ismail atop Mount Arafat. 

The Prophet (SAW) said: “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (AS). For every hair of the Qurbani, you receive a reward from Allah (SWT).” 

For many of us, fresh quality meat on Eid is the norm, but for the world’s poorest communities this is considered a very rare luxury. Many families in rural communities are unable to afford a kilogram of meat for their families and it is worse yet for orphans, widows and poor families as they are already struggling to buy the everyday food and sustenance essentials required to live. 

Therefore, the distribution of Halal meat on the festive day of Eid-al-Adha helps to fulfil and alleviate their suffering, thanks to your generous donations. 

The prophet of Allah (PBUH) has said: “Help the poor because the help and sustenance Allah grant you is through them”. (Bukhari) 

 AMWT is ensuring that your donation goes to those in need by distributing locally sourced quality meat to the most vulnerable members of society. After all, as well as being a time of celebration, Eid Ul-Adha is a time for reflection, renewal, sacrifice and giving. 

Salih is 48 with five children in Thatha. She is just one woman, and one example of many families that rarely eat meat as they are simply unable to afford it, despite working on a farm all day. 

Salih greatly appreciates the gift of Qurbani to keep her strength up. She said; 

“We will eat this meat for two days. We haven’t eaten meat for a few months because we don’t have enough money to buy it as it is very expensive. Thank you so much.”

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