In Islam Qurbani implants and nourishes among its followers, the spirit of total submission to Allah’s will equipping man with the most superior of qualities necessary to keep humanity in a state of lasting peace and welfare.
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All acts of Worship, including Qurbani, must be carried out with a spirit of total submission to Allah, SWT irrespective of their economic, social or political benefits. This is what Ibrahim (Álayhis salaam) did, and this is what every true Muslim is required to do.
Help Feed Poor & Needy
In 2018, we have seen the rise of extreme poverty in some of the world’s poorest regions. MWF is committed to ending the hunger crisis this Qurbani.
How your Qurbani reaches the poor & needy
- Place your donation in your own name or on behalf of a loved one
- Your Sharia compliant Qurbani animals are purchased sustainably from local farmers.
- We work in marginalised regions of the world providing a source of hope to the most vulnerable especially; Orphans, Widows, Refugees and the Destitute.
- Our team will be conducting your Qurbani and distributing fresh meat to the most needy during the days of Eid-ul-Adha- 10th, 11th and 12th Dhul-Hijjah.
- are collected from
USA / Canada / UK / Europe / Scandinavia / Turkey / South Africa / Middle East / Pakistan / India / Australia
- in marginalised regions
Africa / Bangladesh / Gaza / India / Kashmir / Nepal / Pakistan / Palestine / Rohingya / Refugees
Qurbani Frequently Asked Questions
What is Qurbani?
Qurbani is a sacred act performed for the sacrifice of an animal slaughtered for the sake of Allah Almighty.
“So pray to your Lord and offer sacrifice (a token of gratitude).”(Chapter 108:2 – Translation from Irfan ul Quran by Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri)
Qurbani/Udhiya is an annual obligation performed by Muslims to mark the end of the sacred pilgrimage of Hajj. Every year Muslims are reminded of the divine sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim (Alayhi Salaam) when he sacrificed a heavenly animal has ordained to him by Allah Almighty.
This tradition was revived by the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon Him) during His life and He (peace and blessings be upon Him) was asked, What is Qurbani? The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon Him) answered: ‘It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (AS). For every hair of the Qurbani, you receive a reward from Allah (SWT).’ (Hadith – Tirmidhi).
What day can you perform Qurbani on?
According to the Hanafi School of thought, the act of sacrifice takes place during the three days of the Islamic month Dhul-Hijjah, after Eid prayers namely 10th, 11th and the 12th. Minhaj Welfare Foundation works hard to ensure that the meat your Qurbani provides is distributed to those in need during the days of Eid al-Adha
How many types of Qurbani are there?
Wajib – According to the Hanafi school of the thought, the act of Qurbani is wajib (compulsory) for all sane, adult Muslims (both men and women) who are eligible to pay Zakat.
Nafal (optional) – Nafl Qurbani can also be performed in addition Wajib Qurbani. This is for Eesal-eThawab (to bring reward) for one’s parents, relatives, friends, etc, and for our beloved Prophet.
Abu Talha (radhiyallahu anhu) has related that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon Him) sacrificed one ram and while sacrificing the other he said, “This is on behalf of every one of my Ummah who believed in me and testified (to my Prophethood).” (Tabrani)
It is a matter of deep thought and consideration that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon Him) kept his Ummah in his mind whilst offering the sacrifice and it is extremely unacceptable for the Ummah not to remember him at the time of Qurbani.
Who is Qurbani Wajib (obligatory) upon?
According to the Hanafi School of Thought, Qurbani is Wajib upon every sane adult (male or female) that is eligible to pay Zakat. There is no certain Nisab (threshold of Zakat) to offer a Qurbani; the only thing which is mentioned by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon Him) is that a person should be able to financially afford it.
If I can afford to give Qurbani but I do not perform Qurbani what is the ruling?
If a person does not perform Qurbani (whilst he/she can afford to give), then he/she will be sinful. It will remain pending with him/her until they give Sadqah for the Qurbani they missed.
Note the Sadqah is for them to seek forgiveness from Allah Almighty. It is also important to note that charity; whether that is Zakah or Sadaqah cannot compensate for Qurbani.
If a person, on whom Udhiyah (Qurbani) was Wajib failed to carry it out for a number of years, he should give as a charity the value of that number of animals, i.e. one animal per year. Though this will not compensate for the Udhiyah (Qurbani) missed in the past, it will, however, be regarded as a charity – which is also Wajib as the Udhiyah (Qurbani) was Wajib. This will also be in the hope for obtaining forgiveness for his previous lapses in making the sacrifice in due time.
What is the virtue of Qurbani?
Zayd lbne Arqam (Radhi Allahu Anhu) relates that the Companions (Radhi Allahu Anhum) asked, “O Messenger of Allah! (peace and blessings be upon Him) What is Qurbani?” He replied, “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (Alayhis salam).” They asked again, “What benefit do we get from it?” He answered, “A reward for every hair (of the sacrificed animal).” “And (what reward is there for animals with) wool, Oh Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon Him)?” they asked. “A reward”, he said, “for every fibre of the wool.”,(Ibne Majah)
How animals sacrificed?
- The animals are brought locally by MWF officials to sustain local farmers, reduce transport costs and any other costs.
- The animals are sacrificed in accordance to correct Islamic practices and monitored by religious scholars.
- The meat is distributed to poor and needy families by hand.
How many Qurbani animals do I have to sacrifice?
Qurbani animals have shares. Sheep and goats have one share each, camels and cattle each have seven shares. So for a single person, Qurbani is fulfilled with a sheep or a goat. Up to seven people can share in the purchase of a cow or a camel, and the sacrifice will be made for the seven.
1 small animal (Sheep or Goat) = 1 Qurbani
1 large animal (Cattle) = 7 Qurbanis
You can make as many Qurbanis as you want – for example, two or three shares in a cow – and on behalf of as many individuals as you like, including those who have passed away.
When Should You Give Money for Qurbani?
We advise giving your Qurbani at the earliest. However, you can pay right up until Asr time on the third day of Eid (12th Dhul Hijjah).
Does Minhaj Welfare Foundation mention the names of people who give Qurbani?
When performing the Qurbani, a collective prayer of all donors of MWF is mentioned after mentioning Allah’s name and glorifying him (Bismillah, Allahu Akbar).
Note, it is not necessary to give the name of the person, even if you are making a Qurbani on their behalf, as long as you have made the intention that you are giving the Qurbani on their behalf.
How Does MWF Select Qurbani Beneficiaries?
The MWF field team carries out extensive research and gathers data of potential beneficiaries prior to Qurbani. We look at families who live below the poverty line (as defined by the UNDP, income of less £2 a day), focusing mainly on women, children, the disabled and the elderly.
When should the Takbeerat of Tashreeq be read?
It is Wajib (incumbent) for every adult muslim to recite the Takbeeraat of Tashreeq after every Fardh Salaat-performed with Jamaat or individually from the Fajr of the 9th of Zul-Hijjah to the Asr of the 13th of Zul Hijjah. The Takbeeraat should be recited once only. The words are as follows:
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar laa ilaha illallahu wallahu akbar. Allahu Akbar walillaahil hamd.
Translation: “Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. There is no deity besides Allah and Allah is the Greatest. Allah is the Greatest and all praises belong to Him Alone.”