QURBANI / UDHIYA – A Sacred Act
In Islam, Qurbani implants and nourishes among its followers, the spirit of total submission to Allah’s will equipping mankind with the most superior of qualities necessary to keep humanity in a state of lasting peace and welfare.
Qurbani is a religious sacrifice of sheep, cattle, goats or camels which is made after Eid al Adha prayers, between the 10th and 12th days of Dhul Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar.
The blessed tradition was passed down to us by our Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) and Ismail (peace be upon him) reflecting on their ultimate devotion to Allah (subḥānahu wa-taʿālā) and the sacrifices they were willing to make.
Prophet Ibrahim (alayhi s-salām).) had a number of dreams where he was being commanded to sacrifice his one and only, beloved son, Ismail (alayhi s-salām).
In his devotion to Allah (subḥānahu wa-taʿālā)), Prophet Ibrahim (alayhi s-salām) agreed to follow his dream and perform the sacrifice. Allah (subḥānahu wa-taʿālā) intervened and sent a ram to be sacrificed in Ismail’s place.
Qurbani, or Udhiyah in Arabic, means sacrifice. Every year Muslims around the world slaughter an animal – a goat, a sheep, a cow or a camel – to reflect Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail for the sake of Allah (subḥānahu wa-taʿālā).
Giving Qurbani means that you can share the joy of Eid al Adha with those in need around the world. Your Qurbani donation will go towards feeding those who have not had a nutritious meal in months and who live in abject poverty. Your support truly makes a difference.
How does Qurbani work? Here's the process...
‘WHOEVER OFFER A SACRIFICE AFTER THE (EID) PRAYER, HAS COMPLETED HIS RITUALS (OF QURBANI) AND HAS SUCCEEDED IN FOLLOWING THE WAY OF THE MUSLIMS.’ [BUKHARI]
Who is Qurbani WAJIB upon? (According to Hanafi Fiqh)
Qurbani is Obligatory upon every sane, mature Muslim man and woman who meet the financial threshold. Simply anyone who is able to give Zakat should give Qurbani.
Do you need to give names when giving Qurbani?
It is permissible and rewarding according to Prophetic traditions. In a Hadith narrated by Sayyiduna Jaabir (May Allah be pleased with him) he reports that he read Eid-ul-Adha Prayer with the Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
After the Prayer a ram was bought to the Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) which he sacrificed. As he did so he pronounced ‘In the name of Allah; Allah is the greatest. O Lord! This sacrifice is from myself and from whoever has not made a sacrifice from my Ummah’. (Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal).
So according to Prophetic traditions you can give Qurbani on behalf of loved one and those that have passed away. WA includes all the names in a collective prayer.
How does WA select its animals for Qurbani?
We have a team of expert local farmers and Islamic scholars who ensure your Qurbani is performed according to Shariah (Islamic law). The animals are bought from various farmers and are bought in advance, looked after and then sacrificed. You can choose the animal which you want to sacrifice:
- A cow or buffalo (which is divided into 7 parts, this is the minimum size of Qurbani animal)
- A goat and sheep.
We ensure the animal is healthy and meets all the requirements of Islamic law
How does World Appeal distribute Qurbani meat to the poor and needy?
Minhaj Welfare Foundation assess the local situation on the ground, we provide meat to the following:
- The Aged to the disabled
- Those affected in the disaster areas
- Our team visits the homes of old people
- We visit the ill in hospitals.
How is Qurbani programme performed?
WA holds various collective Qurbani points in association with one strategic partner across its areas of implementation; we have thousands of experience volunteers who spend their Eid days ensuring Qurbani meat reaches the poor:
- As soon as Eid prayers have been offered, our expert team oversees the beginning of the Qurbani programme and sacrifice of animals.
- Qurbani meat is packed into bags and then delivered to location in which our field officers distribute meat to their local community.
- The second and third day of Eid-ul-Adha is in which we mainly distribute Qurbani meat to the beneficiary.
When is Qurbani performed?
Qurbani is performed on the day of Eid-ul-Adha on the 10th, 11th and 12th Dhul Hijjah (the final day is the 12th of Dhul-Hijjah before Mahgrib prayer). If we have received your donation or confirmation your Qurbani will be performed on the day of EID. We take Qurbani’s till the 11th of Dhul-Hijjah and in certain circumstances we can take Qurbani till the morning of the 12th Dhul-Hijjah.
Terms & Conditions
Please take a moment to read the points below.
- A small animal will count as 1 share. A large animal will count as 7 shares.
- Kindly provide a name when donating your Qurbani.
- Deadlines for Qurbani donations are subject to country quotas being filled.
- Cheques and postal orders, with details of your Qurbani must be received by no later than Friday 9th July 2021. Personal details, including a contact number, should be provided.
- Prices have been rounded up. Any surplus money will also be used for charitable purposes.
- When paying directly into our account, please include either a reference, an address or Donor ID. Kindly also email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your Qurbani and donor details. If no information is received within one working day of making the transfer, World Appeal will receipt it according to the nearest Qurbani price. Otherwise the donation will be receipted as ‘Sadaqah.’