We are approaching the days of Qurbani, wherein a believer sacrifices an animal to show his obedience to Allah.
The prophet (peace be upon him) was asked, what is Udhiyyah (Qurbani)?’ He replied, ‘It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (peace be upon him).’
Qurbani is a highly blessed and virtuous act, with the number of sins forgiven equal to the number of hair on the body of the sacrificed animal.
Quba Trust will be conducting your Qurbani in 4 countries. You have the opportunity to fulfill your Qurbani and feed thousands of poor and needy around the world.
– Deadlines for Qurbani donations are 15th August 2018. Qurbani donations for Syria and India can be ordered until August 19th 2018.
– Cheques and postal orders, with details of your Qurbani, must be received by 13/08/18. Personal details, including a contact number should be provided. Let us adhere to the traditions of this noble religion in these coming days by following the Sunnah of our father, Ibrahim ‘alayhis-salaam, for whom nothing was dearer than to serve Allah.
Qurbani Questions Answered
The sacrifice takes place on the tenth day of Dhul Hijja, marking the completion of the Hajj pilgrimage.
The Hanafi school states that every adult eligible to pay Zakat should fulfill the obligation of Qurbani whereas the Maliki and Hanbali schools purport that the Qurbani is prescribed per household.
The Hanafi school states that a separate Qurbani should be done per adult. The Maliki and Hanbali schools purport that the Qurbani is prescribed per household. The Prophet (saw) told the people to slaughter another animal if they slaughtered too early (before the eid prayer).
Narrated Jundab bin Sufyan Al-Bajali:
‘I witnessed the Prophet on the Day of Nahr. He said, “Whoever slaughtered the sacrifice before offering the Eid prayer, should slaughter another sacrifice in its place; and whoever has not slaughtered their sacrifice yet, should slaughter now”’. (Bukhari)
You can also choose to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet who used to perform an extra sacrifice on behalf of his Ummah.
We advise giving your Qurbani as early as possible. However, you can pay right up until maghrib time on the fourth day of Eid (13th Dhul Hijja) as Muslim Hands has already slaughtered the Qurbanis in time for Eid distribution with the intention that some donors will give their money on the fourth day.
It is strongly encouraged that the one who intends to give the Qurbani – normally the head of the household- does not cut their hair or nails, starting from the first day of Dhul-Hijjah up until after the sacrifice. The Prophet (saw) said, ‘When the ten days’ start, and one of you intends to sacrifice, then let him not cut his hair or his nails’(Muslim).
You can give your Qurbani money with Quba Trust right up until maghrib time on the fourth day of Eid as Quba Trust has already carried out sacrifices on behalf of donors who will give later.
The sacrifice coincides with the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Qurbani can only be performed after the Eid al-Adha prayers from the 10th of Dhul-Hijja to the 12th of Dhul-Hijja (the last month of the Islamic Calendar). This means Muslims have three days to perform this ritual. If it is performed before this it must be repeated. If performed after, it will not be accepted.
Quba Trust works hard to ensure that the meat your Qurbani provides is distributed to those in need during the days of Eid al-Adha.
We choose the best value animal for each location. This can be either cows, sheep or goats. Whether you give one small animal or a share in a large animal, the reward will be the same meaning your sacrifice will amount to one Qurbani.
When performing the Qurbani, the names of the people should be mentioned after mentioning Allah’s name and glorifying him. For example, one should say ‘Bismillah, Allahu Akbar. Oh Allah, this is from you and for you on behalf of so and so’. After the sacrifice they should say, ‘Oh Allah accept this from so and so’. Muslim Hands will take the names if you so desire. Our respective field offices will then utter them before the Qurbani is offered.
No we do not. Quba Trust only distributes freshly slaughtered meat on the days of Eid.
Our local experts on the ground come from the communities we help. This makes them best placed to find those most in need. Every Qurbani they are out in their local communities looking for the families that will benefit most from your sacrifice.