When is Qurbani 2019?
Qurbani 2019 will happen on Eid al-Adha 2019, which falls on Monday the 12th of August this year.
Do I Need to Do Qurbani Every Year?
Bar a few exceptions, every sane, able, adult Muslim is required to perform Qurbani every year.
Why Do Muslims Perform Qurbani?
The meaning of Qurbani comes from the account in the Holy Qu’ran which describes the sacrifice made by the Prophet Ibrahim (S.A) atop Mount Arafat.
The Qu’ran records that the Prophet Ibrahim (S.A) had a deep and vivid dream that could have only come from the lips of Allah (SWT) himself. Following this encounter, Ibrahim (S.A) knew he had been instructed to take the life of his son Hazrat Ishmael (S.A) as a divine and holy sacrifice. Both Hazrat Ishmael (S.A) and Ibrahim (S.A) submitted to the will of Allah (SWT) and went to the top of the mountain. Yet in the most vital last moment, Allah (SWT) performed a miracle, moved Hazrat Ishmael (S.A) to safety, and replaced him with a beast.
Eid al-Adha is the celebration of this supreme act of submission to Allah (SWT), and Qurbani is the remembrance of the specific moment.
What is the Purpose of this Sacrifice?
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.
What Animals are Eligible for Qurbani?
This is a very important question because not all animals are eligible for Qurbani, and even then, there are some restrictions as to whether a particular animal can be sacrificed for Qurbani.
Animals that are eligible for Qurbani are: