Qurbani for orphans, widows and the poor
Qurbani is the act of offering the sacrifice of an animal to Allah (SWT) on Eid ul-Adha and is one of the obligatory acts of Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam.
Being a mandatory act, there is much to know about the Qurbani rules.
What is Qurbani?
The word Qurbani means ‘offering’ and is the ritual of sacrificing an animal, usually a goat, sheep, cow or camel, during the month of Dhul Hijjah, the 12th and final month of the Islamic Calendar. The practice of Qurbani is a recognition of the sacrifice made by the Prophet Ibrahim, who was willing to sacrifice his son for the sake of Allah (SWT).
Every year, to commemorate his sacrifice, every able-bodied Muslim is expected to provide a Qurbani donation in three shares: one to help those living in poverty, one to feed friends and family, and one to keep for themselves.
How to Make a Qurbani Donation
Traditionally, Qurbani donations are made in the form of a sacrifice, but due to the law of the land in countries like the UK where only certified people and establishments can carry out animal slaughter, many people now give Qurbani in the form of a charitable donation. Here at Orphans in Need, we accept Qurbani donations which we use to provide animals to communities in need.
We understand the importance of quality sourcing from hard-working farmers and we work closely with our partners to ensure Qurbani animals are raised healthily and according to Qurbani rules. Our teams on the ground will ensure every needy family can enjoy a nutritious meal for Qurbani Eid 2021 with their share of the Qurbani donation.
How Much is Qurbani?
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, a person might choose to give Qurbani on behalf of someone else, like a deceased relative, and this will require more money.
Qurbani 2021 prices will be confirmed closer to the time.
Who Does Qurbani?
There are strict rules surrounding who must perform Qurbani. The following group of people are liable to make the sacrifice/donation:
- Adults of sound mind
- Who possess more than 52.2 tolas of silver (1 tola = 11.7g of silver)
- Who are not travelling
- Who meet the nisab threshold for Zakat