General Knowledge

Everything You Need To Know About Qurbani

Jul 25, 2019
Eid Al Adha is one of the two major festivals in Islam, which is celebrated on the 10th of Zil Hajj, the last month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Eid Al Adha or the "Sacrifice" marks the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son out of faith in Allah. The festival is celebrated by 1.6 billion Muslims around the world. For men and women, prayer in the community is obligatory. It takes place in mosques and in a large area called Eidgah. Eid greetings are also exchanged between friends, family, and strangers. The celebration of Eid Al Adha can take up to three days. It is common to wear new clothes and prepare a variety of dishes.

Qurbani Rules:

Qurbani is a commitment that we are asked to perform by Allah (SWT). Therefore, it is important that we comply with the rules and regulations for the distribution of Qurbani meat. Every Muslim has to perform Qurbani. The only exceptions are as follows: Those who do not have 52.5 tons of silver or the corresponding wealth Those who have no sound mind Those who have not reached and exceeded puberty yet. You may donate Qurbani on behalf of other people, including those who have died.

Distribution of Meat:

Meat from Qurbani animals should be divided evenly into three parts. It should be given to family, friends and the poor (both Muslims and non-Muslims). When using Qurbani with a partner, the meat should be divided by weight rather than by approximation.

Qurbani Performed:

Qurbani must be performed on the tenth, eleventh and twelfth days of Zil Hajj, the time of the festival of Eidul-Adha, depending on the visibility of the moon. Qurbani must be performed as short as possible before the completion of Eid Salah.

Qurbani Animals:

Qurbani animals should be purchased a few days before the victim. They must be cared for in the intervening days. The animals that are suitable for Qurbani are: Sheep and goats aged at least one year (enough for a person's Qurbani). Cows or buffaloes aged at least two years (sufficient for Qurbani of seven people). Camels at least five years old (sufficient for Qurbani of seven people).


The animal should be slaughtered with a sharp knife to avoid unnecessary suffering. The knife should not be sharpened in front of the animal. No animal should be slaughtered in the presence of another. It's best to slaughter the beast yourself, but if you do not know how, you should stay present while someone else sacrifices the creature. It is also necessary to say "BismillahiAllahu Akbar" when the animal is slaughtered. Slaughtered animals may only be skinned when completely cold.

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