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Udhiyah

We hit the road again. We will stand by the poor and needy again and deliver your udhiyah to the needy in 106 countries and territories. Just like we have done over the past 25 years we are going to bring them udhiyah this eid too. 

DONATE UDHIYAH

While these campaigns concentrate on areas of conflict and war the operations during eid al-adha does not only involve slaughter and distribution of udhiyah meat but also building mosques, wells, education centres, orphanages and other permanent facilities for the local community.

Across 135 countries IHH has so far opened 6.089 wells, 32 orphanages, dozens of masjids and mosques, health clinics, hospitals, schools and culture centres out of which some were facilitated during Eid al-Adha campaign trips that are possible thanks to your donations.

2016 In our sacrifice journey 

5  continent
471.000 km covered
89 country
324 city we arrived.
Sacrifices with your help and donations;
Shared 43.155 parts  and 345.240 
cuts.
1,726,200 beneficiaries benefited from these shares.
On the occasion of the Udhiyah visits;
34,179 orphan children were given a holiday dress.

BEEN THERE

Allah`s salam draws us close.

It feels like in an Anatolian village that we are performing eid prayers. In this foreign land when Quran recitation starts all feelings of unfamiliarity disappear and things become beautiful. We line up with jolly children in their best outfits, and young boys with chinky eyes and bright faces to perform our prayers. After the prayers everyone greets each other one by one. We too says eid greetings to each and everyone. So the eid turns to an eid.  Then we proceed to the site for slaughter of udhiyah animals. It feels festive here. IHH banners are put up. Hundreds of people have already come with their families to busk in the festive mood. Be it needy or not needy everyone is there to celebrate this intercontinental meeting; Malaysian, Cambodian, Thai, Jordanian, Gazan, Vietnamese, and Turkish people are together with a Mohammedan consciousness. It does not matter where we come from. Allah’s salam draws us close.

Mustafa Yumluk / Vietnam, 2012

 

How Do We Do It?

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When you donate your udhiyah and appoint our foundation to take care of it by way of wakalah you can either wire the money via bank, credit card or post cheque, can do it online or on phone, or bring it in cash to our headquarters.

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The donations are distributed in line with the donors’ requests among the countries covered in this year’s campaign while factoring in each country’s needs.

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IHH teams travel to the countries and territories on the campaign program and purchase the animals to be slaughtered there while following the criteria for al-udhiyah according to Islamic principles.
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On the first day of Eid Al-Adha following the eid prayers the animals are slaughtered according to Islamic rules. Following the meet and greet with the local Muslims the meat is divided and distributed to the needy.

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Once the donor’s udhiyah is slaughtered we give feedback to the donor via SMS that the task has been fulfilled.

 

Pakistan'da Kurban

 

Countries and Territories Covered in Eid Al-Adha Campaign 

Africa

Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Djibouti, Chad (Chad, Central African and Nigerian refugees), Ethiopia (Ethiopia and Ogaden), Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, South Africa (South African and Malawi refugees), South Sudan, Cameroon (Cameroon, Central African refugees), Kenya (Kisumu, Somalian refugees), Comoros, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Ruanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somali, Sudan (Darfur, Khartoum and Kesele Eritrean refugees), Swaziland, Tanzania (Shinyanga), Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Middle East

Morocco, Palestine (Gaza and West Bank), Iraq, İran, Northern Iraq, Libya, Lebanon (Lebanon, Palestinian and Syrian refugees), Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Jordan and Yemen.

South East Asia

Bangladesh, (Bangladesh, refugees from Arakan), Indonesia, Fiji, Philippines (Moro), India (India, Kashmir, Kerala and Assam), Myanmar (Myanmar ve Arakan), Nepal, Pakistan (Pakistan and Azad Kashmir), Sri Lanka, Thailand (Patani), Vanuatu ve Vietnam.

Middle Asia and Caucasus

Abkhazia, Adıgey, Afghanistan, Ahiska, Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan, Chechen refugees), Chechnya, Dagestan, East Turkistan, Georgia (Georgia and Ajara), Ingushetia, Kabarday Balkar, Karachay Circassia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Crimea, Mongolia, Ossetia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Ukraine.

Balkans

Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Kosovo, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia (Sandjak ve Preshovo)

America

Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Haiti.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does IHH get ready for Eid Al-Adha Campaign?

    How do we select destination countries?
    IHH Eid Al-Adha committee reviews the countries where IHH carried out eid campaigns in past years. The committee also takes into consideration recently emerging conflict areas to draw up a road map.

    How do we set up teams?
    Teams that will be sent to the countries on the campaign plan consist of three to four persons. Teams include IHH staff, volunteers from different walks of life, housewives and students and journalists and writers who will share the situation in the field with the public.

    Partner organizations also prepare
    While IHH is operating from its headquarters in Istanbul the partner organizations carries out the tasks in the field. Partner organizations are briefed ahead of eid al-adha and the preparations start.

    Teams get ready for the mission
    The teams are briefed about the reports and critical information about their destination countries during the meetings held in IHH headquarters. IHH teams monitor and manage the operations carried out during their mission in the destination country.

    Feedback and reporting
    On teams’ return from abroad IHH organizes meetings and gets feedback about each team’s observations, experiences and problems about the country they were sent to. Current needs are identified based on the teams’ hands-on observations. These new reports are sent to IHH desks in charge with each country.

  • How are the needy people identified?
    Throughout the year IHH is engaged with various aid operations in the regions that are on aid plan. During these operations with the help of partner organization needy areas are identified and aid campaigns are focused on resolving the problems these areas. Refugee camps, war and disaster struck areas, orphanages, orphans’ families, elderly, homeless, widows, impoverished sections of society, schools, madrasas, and hospitals come first in IHH’s list of priorities for distributing udhiyah. Prior to every eid al-adha detailed reports are prepared about the destination countries. 
  • What criteria do we use when selecting the destination countries?
    The poverty level in each area is considered while identifying the destination countries for eid al-adha campaigns. Accordingly war zones and conflict areas, countries and territories struck by natural disasters, poor countries and territories plagued by famine and drought, countries and territories where Muslims suffer as a minority are put on the agenda. 
  • Is it permissible to appoint an institution for the task of udhiyah?
    One can appoint various charity organizations engaged with udhiyah slaughter and distribution at home and abroad for this task by way of wakalah. The only prerequisite is that the organization concerned follows the Islamic rules and fulfills Islamic conditions for this task while delivering the meat and the skin of the animals to the right places and needy people. 
  • How does appointing for the task by way of wakalah take place?
    Those who wish to appoint IHH to the task of slaughter and distribution of al-udhiyah meat to the needy needs to send the money set for this to IHH. Like in everything else, in case of wakalah as well a person’s intention and will are what matter. A charitable person who appoints IHH to the task of udhiyah has put out his will and showed his intention. It needs not be verbally expressed in addition to that as the action is an expression of will. 
  • How does IHH set a price for al-udhiyah? 
    As you can guess prices for al-udhiyah that happens to be a cattle vary depending on the country. In some regions the price is lower than it is in Turkish market in other regions it is higher. Therefore it is estimated that countries where cattle prices are lower will receive more donations than countries where cattle prices are lower. Hence IHH notes down prices in all areas and sets the median price as the price of al-udhiya. One single price helps avoid donations concentrate on countries with lower prices while allowing us to deliver al-udhiya to every region as needed. Despite urgently needing al-udhiya the cattle prices can be very high in some regions which would lead to very little or no donations. This scheme allows us to send them al-udhiya as much as needed.
  • Can donor request al-udhiya carried out in place of his/her choice? 
    Donors can notify IHH of their place of choice among the countries on the eid al-adha campaign. However it is more desirable to leave the decision to IHH as this will prevent donations concentrate on certain places. 
  • How can donor know that the task is fulfilled?
    The donors will receive text messages from IHH when the task of slaughter of al-udhiya on behalf of the donor has taken place. After completing the slaughter of the cattle IHH teams in the field give feedback to IHH headquarters. Once the staff in the headquarters gets feedback they then text the donors that the task is done. 

 

 

Nepal'de Kurban

 

BEEN THERE

We are in a village located off Kazan city in Republic of Tatarstan. Due to traffic and icy road situation I am worried if we will be able to make it back to city in the evening. As we keep distributing meat to the needy I grow colder. The temperature goes down as low as -20 while the wind blows in the open space which makes the situation even more unbearable. When they notice that I am shivering the locals tease me and say “Normally in this time of the year it gets -40. You should not be feeling cold as it is hot now.” I cannot imagine any colder than this.

After we are done distributing udhiya we get on the road to catch the train in Kazan. What I fear most happens. Our car gets stuck in snow. After a half-hour ride we get off the snow After half an hour struggle we get off of the snow and make it to the train on time. After a long hard day we feel cozy inside with the happy smiles of those people that we handed out udhiyah shares.

Ümit Sönmez / Tatarstan, 2007