Every year, Muslims from around the world perform Qurbani to remember what Ibrahim (AS) did. We use his deed to inspire devotion, obedience, and submission in our own lives. Muslims sacrifice animals (preferably a goat, cow or camel) using special rules and practices, in memory of Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) sacrifice.
As we remember the story of Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) sacrifice every year, and we remember the obedience, devotion, and submission that he showed on that fateful day atop the mountain, we think of the importance of the celebration of Qurbani, and what we must do to honour it.
By donating to HAUK so that your Qurbani obligation may be fulfilled, you serve those most in need and unite the Ummah in this time of joyous celebration. For many families, these are rare moments where they have meat served…
Ibrahim (AS) had a dream that Allah ordered him to sacrifice his only son, Ismail. At first, he did not trust this dream, but after having the same dream night after night, he began to believe it Ibrahim (AS) loved his son, Ismail (AS). Yet he was fully prepared to follow Allah’s (SWT) command and do as He instructed.
He took his son to the top of Mount Arafat and brought with him a knife and rope. Being an obedient son, Prophet Ismail (AS) immediately obliged to the wishes of Allah (SWT) and his father. In his devotion to Allah, Ibrahim agreed to follow this dream and perform the sacrifice. However, Allah intervened and sent a ram to be sacrificed in his son’s place.
A divine miracle had taken place. Ibrahim (AS) and Ismail (AS) had just passed a difficult test from Allah.
Qurbani, or Udhiyah as it is known in Arabic, is the sacrifice of an animal to Allah during the period of Eid ul Adha. According to hadith, it is a Sunnah of Ibrahim (as) and for every hair of the Qurbani animal you receive a reward from Allah.
The general ruling is that Qurbani should be performed by adults of sane mind and affordable means. This means that anybody who meets the threshold for Zakat, should be performing Qurbani also.
The animals we slaughter at Qurbani are goats, sheep, camels and cows. The animal must be healthy and the slaughter must be conducted in the correct manner according to the fiqh of halal. Animals which are lame, old, ill or injured are not eligible to be given in Qurbani.
Qurbani can be performed from the 10th day of the month Dhul-Hijjah (Eid ul Ahda) until the sun sets on the 12th day. The best time to perform Qurbani is immediately after the completion of the Eid ul Adha prayers.
We offer a wide range of countries and price bands for your Qurbani donation. The reason the prices differ is due to the cost of the animal and the distribution within each country. We strive to keep costs as low as possible to ensure we can feed as many people as possible.
If you think you are unable to afford to give Qurbani, you should check your eligibility against the Nisab. If you do not hold the level of Nisab then you are not required to give Qurbani. If you choose to give a smaller or another amount in charity, this will be accepted as sadaqah from you (voluntary giving).
Eid-ul-Adha is on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah, the Islamic month. In the lunar calendar, this moves through the year according to the moon. For 2019, Eid-ul-Adha is expected to be on or around 11th or 12th August.