Qurbani is mandatory for every Muslim who has reached the age of puberty, and who can afford it.

Qurbani is one of the most important rituals of Islam, and by doing Qurbani we remember the Unity of Allah, His blessings upon us and the obedience of Hazarat Ibraahim. In Qurbani there is much goodness and blessings and all Muslims must pay attention to its importance.

Allah says in Quran

“Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him only).” [al-Kawthar 108:2]

“Say (O Muhammad): ‘Verily, my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the ‘Aalameen (mankind, jinns and all that exists).” [al-An’aam 6:162]

“And for every nation We have appointed religious ceremonies, that they may mention the Name of Allaah over the beast of cattle that He has given them for food. And your God is One God, so you must submit to Him Alone (in Islam)” [al-Hajj 22:34]

Qurbani This Year

The special day of Eid-al-Adha will Insha’Allah soon be with us, providing us the opportunity to share our Qurbani (Udhiya) with the poor; a Qurbani that reaches around the world to tens of thousands of people who have nothing and no one else to turn to for help.

Celebrate this Eid with Poor Families

For only £70, we will perform Qurbani, on your behalf, for poor families. We will Insha’Allah perform Qurbani in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kashmir, India, Sri Lanka, Somalia etc. Qurbani is performed of locally purchased cows and other animals during Eid days and fresh meat is distributed to the orphans, widows and the poor.

We can also perform Qurbani for £250 in Palestine and for £180 in Yemen and Syria.

It’s no secret that millions of children suffer in extreme poverty without food, water and medical care. For these brave children, every day is a struggle to survive. Your Eid Gift of £35 could help provide poor children a lasting gift of education, healthcare and life skills.

Please share your Qurbani with the poor and give a life-changing Eid Gift that could go a long way to help as this will have a direct impact not just on one life, but on entire villages and communities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

People who are not mentally stable, those who have not yet reached and passed puberty, those who are travelling and are away from home (approx 40-45 KM) and those who do not possess 52.5 tolas of silver, or equalling wealth.

Every eligible Muslim should provide one share of Qurbani and parents should provide a share in the name of their children. One small animal such as a goat or sheep is equivalent to one Qurbani share, while a cow or camel, is equal to seven shares and can be split between seven individuals.

With regard to the Qurbani that you gave entirely in charity, that is acceptable according to all scholars.

However, if you ate the entire Qurbani, and did not give any of it in charity, you have to buy some meat, even if it is only in small quantity, and give it in charity to the poor, to compensate.

Being a vegetarian is a personal choice, and is permissible in Islam.

Similarly eating meat is also permissible but not mandatory.

However it is obligatory for a “Muslim” to accept and submit to the Commands of Allah, in whom we believe (iman), and performing Qurbani is one the Commands of Allah as He commanded past Prophets and their people.

The animal should not be blemished, blind, obviously sick, have a limp, undernourished or extremely weak. The animals to be slaughtered must be goats, cows or camels. For camels, it must be older than 6 years. For cows it must be older than 3 years and for goats, it must be older than 2 years.