SPCA issues warnings to Qurbani farms

Authorities have issued a stern warning to Qurbani farms that they will be shut down, if they are found to have treated any animals inhumanely. This comes after the Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) SPCA issued six warnings to a number of Qurbani farms in the Western Cape after they[…]

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SANZAF Qurbani campaign underway

With haj Eid-ul-Adha celebrations on Thursday, it’s all systems go for the final implementation phase of the South African National Zakah Fund’s (SANZAF) Operation Qurbani 2015 Campaign. Operation Qurbani is an annual SANZAF project, which commemorates the sacrifice of Nabi Ibrahim (AS) [Prophet Abraham] through the ritual sacrifice of Qurbani. The[…]

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IRSA launches global Qurbani project

International humanitarian organisation Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) is calling on the broader community to help them feed a family on Eid ul-Adha in South Africa, India, Palestine and Syria amongst other impoverished countries. In an attempt to try and mitigate poverty within the Southern African region, Islamic Relief SA[…]

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Qurbani operation accused of mistreatment

Eid al-Adha, the Muslim Feast of sacrifice, is a significant holiday for Muslims across the world. An integral part of the feast is the ritual sacrifice of livestock, and although the Qur’an has strict restrictions and guidelines on the slaughter of these animals, reports of violations often pop up. Athlone[…]

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Qurbani for contemporary Muslims

With Eid al Adha this weekend many Muslims will be participating in the ritual of qurbani (festival of sacrifice). For those wanting to make this spiritual connection through sacrifice but without the hassle of slaughtering at home, there are a number of farms to visit. The Qurbaan Farm is a[…]

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‘Qurbani with kindness and care’

With Muslims across the globe preparing themselves for the religious practice of Qurbani over Eid al-Adha celebrations this weekend, Islamic scholars and animal rights activists, have appealed for slaughtering to be conducted with ‘kindness and mercy for the animal’. In an in-depth discussion on the conditions of Qurbani on Tuesday[…]

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IRSA calls for support for Qurbani

Having embarked on its annual Qurbani campaign for 2014, Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) has reiterated its call for South African Muslims to help sponsor, and donate the gift of meat to some of the poorest and underprivileged communities across the world. Latest statistics have suggested that more than 824[…]

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IRSA embarks on Qurbani campaign

As Muslims across the globe eagerly await the auspicious Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA) are in turn set to embark on their annual Qurbani campaign for 2014. The local relief group has called on South Africans to assist with the sponsorship of Qurbanis’, which will[…]

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