“Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds.”
This year Qurbani is expected to fall on or around 21st August 2018. Donate your Qurbani with Al Mustafa Welfare Trust this year and help a family in need enjoy the festival of Eid-ul-Adha in comfort, too.
Qurbani 2018 is almost here and soon, Muslim’s around the world will be celebrating Eid-ul-Adha with their family and friends.
The practice of Qurbani dates back to the story of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) and his son, Hazrat Ismail (AS).
According to the narration in the Holy Qur’an, Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) had a dream, not once, but several times, where he was being asked by Allah (SWT) to sacrifice his beloved son. On narrating this dream to his son, Ismail, too, agreed to abide by Allah’s (SWT) wishes without any hesitation.
Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) took his son Hazrat Ismail (A.S) to Mount Arafat to perform the sacrifice. Just when he was about to sacrifice his son, Allah (SWT) replaced Ismail with a dead ram instead. His son was standing next to him, fit and healthy.
This demonstrates an unconditional act of devotion on Prophet Ibrahim (A.S)’s part towards his Lord.
Eid-ul-Adha is a festival celebrated to honour and celebrate this selfless deed – which occurs within the last month of the Islamic calendar, Dhul Hijjah, between the 10th and 12th day of the month.
Qurbani is to be performed on the actual day of Eid-ul-Adha and the sacrificed animal can either be a goat, sheep, bull, buffalo, camel or a cow.
A goat should be at least a year old, a camel should be at least five years old, a cow or bull should be at least two years old and sheep should be six months old to be eligible for Qurbani. They should all be in good health with no injuries and no broken body parts, including horns.
Only one person can give Qurbani of a goat or sheep, whereas seven people can perform Qurbani of a camel, bull, cow or buffalo at the same time by way of shares. It is virtuous to buy the Qurbani animal prior to the festival and take care of it until the day of the sacrifice.
Qurbani is obligatory upon every Muslim who is of sound mind, has attained the age of puberty and has sufficient disposable income in excess of their nutrient needs.
The Qurbani meat is divided into three parts; one to be distributed to the family, friends or neighbours, one part for yourself and one part to be given to those in need.
More questions? View our Qurbani FAQ's page.