Qurbani Initiative

Introduction

The partnership Initiative is attempting to assist and provide an opportunity for the Muslim community in Glasgow to be able to fulfil its Qurbani obligation of dispersing one 3rd of the meat to the poor and needy.  Allowing them to practically support the socially excluded communities of the city at the same time.

Main Aims of Project

  • Enhance good community relations between stakeholders of Lodging House Mission and the Muslim community in Glasgow

  • Muslim community is more aware of discharging their duties and have increased opportunity to do so in relation to Qurbani.

  • Increased opportunities for Muslim community to support the socially excluded communities.

  • Positive information exchange and interfaith understanding between Muslim and indigenous community in particular the poorer members of Glasgow society

  • Develop partnerships with organizations working at grass roots level with destitute individuals in Glasgow

Target Communities

Muslim Community in Glasgow and clients of Lodging House Mission

What is Qurbani (sacrifice)?

During the celebration of Eid al-Adha “Festival of Sacrifice”, Muslims commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God but instead was able to sacrifice a ram (by God’s command).  (This year Eid ul- Adha is due to be celebrated in November)

The meat from the sacrifice of Eid al-Adha is mostly given away to others. One-third is consumed by immediate family and relatives, one-third is given away to friends, and one-third is donated to the poor.

Funded By

The Qurbani (sacrifice) Food Initiative is a partnership between West of Scotland Regional Equality Council (WSREC) and Lodging House Mission (LHM) since 2010.

Project Staff

Mohammed Razaq
Mohammed RazaqExecutive Director