Udhiya, also known as Qurbani, is an Islamic tradition of sacrificing an animal during the Eid al-Adha festival as a symbol of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son for Allah's sake. It is a mandatory religious obligation for financially capable Muslims who are not on a pilgrimage to Mecca during the Hajj season. In Saudi Arabia, like many other Muslim countries, people usually perform their udhiya by buying a goat, sheep, cow, or camel and slaughtering it according to Islamic rules.
In recent years, some organizations in Saudi Arabia have started to offer the option of performing udhiya on behalf of people in Balochistan, Pakistan, who may not have the means to perform the ritual themselves. These organizations work with local partners in Balochistan to identify needy families and distribute the meat from the sacrificed animals. This allows individuals in Saudi Arabia to fulfill their religious obligation while also supporting those in need in a less privileged part of the world.
This approach to performing udhiya is based on the Islamic concept of sadaqah, or voluntary charity. By donating the meat from their udhiya to those in need, Muslims can earn rewards and blessings from Allah while also helping to alleviate poverty and hunger in their communities. This approach to udhiya highlights the importance of social responsibility and community solidarity in Islam, and it offers a practical way for people to support those in need while also fulfilling their religious obligations