What is Qurbani?
Qurbani means sacrifice. Every year during the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims around the world slaughter an animal – a goat, sheep, cow or camel – to reflect the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail, for the sake of God.
What is the purpose of Qurbani?
Donating your Qurbani can provide meat to people living in some of the most disadvantaged and remote regions of the world, where many people are suffering from poverty and starvation. The aim is to provide these people and their communities with enough food so that they, too, can enjoy Eid al-Adha along with millions of their Muslim brothers and sisters.
When does the Qurbani happen?
Qurbani sacrifices happen every year between the morning of the 10th and the sunset of the 13th day of Dhul-Hijjah. This is also the time that the end of Hajj is celebrated. On the day itself, there are special prayers – Eid Salah – to be read before the animal is sacrificed.
Which animals are eligible for Qurbani?
The animals which are eligible for Qurbani are: Sheep and goats at least one year in age (for one person’s Qurbani), cattle or camels at least two years in age (for seven people’s Qurbani)
Can a Qurbani be made on behalf of another person?
Our beloved Prophet S.A.W made multiple Qurbanis also on the behalf of the Ummah. You can also give Qurbani on behalf of our beloved Prophet S.A.W. You can also give Qurbani on behalf of the deceased Muslim. These will all be in addition to your own Qurbani.
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