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Qurbani Abroad

What is Qurbani?


Qurbani, or Udhiyah as it known in Arabic, is the word that describes the sacrifice of an animal to Allah (swt) during the period of Eid ul Adha. 
On Eid Ul Adha, which marks the completion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the Muslims then follow the footsteps of the Prophet Ibrahim (peace & blessings be upon him) by sacrificing an animal. 

 

Who should perform Qurbani?


Any sane, adult, Muslim male or female who possesses the Nisab amount for Zakat must also perform the duty of Udhiya. Furthermore, Qurbani is also compulsory for every family member. In short, if you are eligible to pay Zakat, you must also perform Qurbani for yourself and every family member including children.

What animals are sacrificed at Qurbani?


The health and condition of the animal is also very important. Animals that are weak, blind, physically disabled, or those who are young, have broken horns or no teeth are not fit for Qurbani,  Regarding the types of animals that can be used for Qurbani, people generally opt for a goat. However sheep, cow, bull, buffalo or camel are also acceptable.

When is Qurbani performed?
Qurbani can be performed from the 10th day of the month of Dhul-Hijjah until the sun sets on the 12th of Dhul-Hijjah. The best time is to perform the act of Qurbani is immediately after the completion of the Eid-ul-Adha prayers.

The Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) was once asked by his Companions: “O Prophet of Allah! What is this qurbani?” He replied, “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (A.S).” (Hadith – Ibn Majah) Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an: “It is neither their flesh nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him.” (Qur’an 22:37)

Qurbani has been performed from the time of Ibrahim (as) and commemorates also Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son, who was replaced by an animal at the time of sacrifice.

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