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What is Qurbani

What is Qurbani in Islam?

Qurbani is the act of offering the sacrifice of an animal in the path of Allah (SWT) on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.It is one of the obligatory rituals of Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam. Hajj and Qurbani are performed in the blessed month of Dhul Hijjah, the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar. Qurbani is a highly recommended Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW) and an obligatory act of worship according to some schools of thought. There is a lot to be learnt about the customs and rules of Qurbani.

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Qurbani is the act of offering the sacrifice of an animal to Allah (SWT)

Qurbani: A Sacred Act of Worship in Islam

The word Qurbani means ‘offering’, which is the ritual of sacrificing an animal, usually a goat, sheep, cow, or camel, during the days of Eid-al-Adha. The practice of Qurbani is a recognition of the sacrifice made by the Prophet Ibrahim (AS), who was willing to sacrifice his son for the sake of Allah (SWT). Every year, Muslims take part in Qurbani to commemorate the great sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (AS).

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A food parcel is a valuable lifeline when a family loses the breadwinner of the house to an accident, disease or even murder.

Traditionally, Qurbani donations are made in the form of a sacrifice, but due to the laws of countries like the UK, many people now donate Qurbani online. In several countries, only certified people and establishments can carry out animal slaughter, which necessitates organising Qurbani through proper means. Here at Orphans in Need, we accept Qurbani donations, which we use to perform and distribute the slaughter in needy communities.

We understand the importance of quality sourcing from hard-working farmers, and we work closely with our partners to ensure that Qurbani animals are raised well and according to Qurbani rules. Our teams on the ground will ensure every needy family can enjoy a nutritious meal for Qurbani Eid 2024.

If you are to make a monetary Qurbani donation, the amount you pay will be influenced by several factors. First of all, some animals are more expensive than others (i.e., a cow will cost more in the way of a donation than a goat.) Secondly, prices of the slaughter vary between different countries because of the availability and other socio-political factors. Qurbani 2024 prices will be confirmed closer to the time. 

How much Qurbani is per person will depend on the type of animal an individual has selected for sacrifice. For example, a share in a cow might be cheaper than a goat in some countries. Please note a large animal is made up of seven shares and can be offered on behalf of seven people. In India, a large animal refers to a cow. 

There is a disagreement amongst scholars regarding the obligation of Qurbani. In Hanafi school of thought, Qurbani is compulsory. Apart from that, there is great emphasis in Islam on the performance of Qurbani. To offer Qurbani, a believer should have independent means to support themselves and surplus money for the offering in excess of their own and their family’s needs. Anyone in possession of extra income should do Qurbani.

Qurbani in 2024 will be performed during the days of Eid-al-Adha, which is estimated to begin on 16 June this year and lasts three days. The exact days of Qurbani will be determined by the moonsighting of Dhul Hijjah

Eid al-Adha is the second of the two Eid celebrations, which is observed on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah and lasts three days. The Qurbani Eid 2024 is expected to fall on the evening of Sunday, 16 June but the actual dates will be decided after the sighting of the moon.

Eid celebration is a time for family and friends to come together, enjoy delicious meals and spend quality time with loved ones. It is an occasion of showing gratefulness to Allah (SWT) by declaring His greatness through Takbir and engaging in congregational prayers. 

Orphans in Need and Qurbani

Every year, your UK Qurbani donations help provide healthy meals to thousands of families living in poverty. This year, we want to help even more people enjoy their Eid. Qurbani gives the less fortunate a chance to enjoy the festivities of Eid al-Adha. With your Qurbani donations, you can give the gift of joy to someone in great need of help.

As a Qurbani charity, we recognise that many families living in abject poverty do not have the means to participate in Eid-al-Adha. With your help, we will carefully select an animal and distribute the meat locally to the needy widows and orphans. Our teams always ensure that the meat is sourced locally, meaning that the benefit of your donation is not only felt by the supported families but also by their local communities, too.

Qurbani in the UK could not be easier! Donate your Qurbani online to Orphans in Need and make this Eid a time of great delight for our widows and orphans.