The story of Qurbani is more than a sacrifice. Ismail (as) was spared as his father was prepared to pay the ultimate sacrifice; Allah himself rewarded Ibrahim with His favours:
’And We left for him (favourable mention) among later generations, “Peace upon Ibrahim”. Indeed, We thus reward the doers of good. Indeed, he was of Our believing servants. And We gave him good tidings of Ishaq, a prophet from among the righteous. And We blessed him and Ishaq’. (Qur’an 37:108-113)
Qurbani is more than just the act of sacrificing meat; it is about shedding the ego and submitting to Allah in absolute devotion. It is about increasing our faith and increasing our piety, as Allah says in the Qur’an:
‘Their meat will not reach Allah, nor will their blood, but what reaches Him is piety from you. Thus, have We subjected them to you that you may glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and give good tidings to the doers of good’. (Qur’an 22:37)
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Your Qurbani is a source of hope for many who rarely have meat on their table spreads and supporting local economies as we source all meat in the region.
Why not make your Qurbani a Prophetic Sacrifice? ‘The Prophet ﷺ sacrificed for the one who could not sacrifice from his Ummah, one who bore witness to the Oneness of Allah and [his] Prophethood’. [Tabarani and Ahmad]
As well as completing his personal sacrifice, the Prophet ﷺ gave an additional Qurbani in the name of the Muslims who could not afford to do so. Complete the Sunnah of two Prophets by adding another sacrifice, with prices starting at £30 - give your sacrifice as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who needs to offer a Qurbani?
The majority of the scholars have mentioned that it is a confirmed Sunnah. but they have also mentioned that it is very disliked for someone who is able to do it not to do so. Some scholars and the Hanafi Madhab have mentioned it is obligatory on any adult, sane Muslim who possesses wealth above theNisabvalue. Soif you are eligible to pay Zakat, you need to offer a Qurbani.
When do I need to offer my Qurbani?
It is important to offer your sacrifice as soon as you can –as quotas can be filled up fast. This year, Eid will most likely be on 9th July 2022. We will stop taking Qurbani orders by 10pm on the day of Eid.
If you donate the night before Eid by 10pm, it will be delivered on the 1st day of Eid Insha’Allah. Any further donations made on the 1st day of Eid by 10pm -will be delivered on the 2nd day of Eid.
NB: If the day of Eid in any of our listed countries is the day after UK Eid,then your Qurbani will be delivered on the 3nd day of UK Eid.
How will my Qurbani be distributed?
Human Aid works hard to ensure that the meat from your Qurbani is distributed to those in need during the days of Eid al-Adha.
Which animals are offered for Sacrifice?
According to the Shariah we can sacrifice camels, cows, sheep and goats.We choose animals based on their availability in each region. Whether this is a sheep, goat or a share in a cow.
What is the ‘Need is Greatest’ category?
If a country is short of completing its quota, this category will enable us to complete and feed as many people as possible.
When can I cut my hair and/or nails?
If you offered your sacrifice before 10pm on the night before Eid then your Qurbani will be completed by Maghrib on the 2nd day of Eid In sha Allah. If the country you have donated to celebrates Eid one day after the UK, or if you have donated after 10pm the night before Eid, then your sacrifice will be completed by Maghrib on the 3rd day of Eid In sha Allah. (This applies to ‘The Need is Greatest’ category).
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