What is Eid Qurbani?

What is Eid Qurbani?

Qurbani is a sacrifice performed in remembrance of Allah (SWT).

We replicate Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) sacrifice to Allah (SWT), demonstrating his reverence and devotion to his Lord.

This is observed on the holy day of Eid al-Adha.

When is Eid Qurbani?

Eid al-Adha is likely to happen on Saturday, July 9, 2022 (depending on moon sightings).

On Eid al-Adha, Qurbani occurs after the Eid prayer, not before. Eid al-Adha is celebrated for three days.

Any sacrifice performed before the Eid prayer is considered Sadaqah, not Qurbani. Therefore, another sacrifice must be made to count as Qurbani.

“Whoever slaughtered the sacrifice before offering the Eid prayer, should slaughter another sacrifice in its place; and whoever has not slaughtered their sacrifice yet, should slaughter now”.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)- Bukhari

You can give to Islamic Relief until the end of the third day after Eid (the 13th of Dhul-Hijjah) before Maghreb salah.

What is Eid Salah?

Eid celebrations are incomplete without prayer. On this day, Muslims gather in congregational prayer to praise Allah (SWT). The Eid celebration lasts three days and begins with the Eid Salah (prayer).

On the first day of Eid al-Adha, after the Eid prayer, Muslims give a sacrifice – Qurbani – to honor Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) sacrifice to Allah (SWT).

A part of the meat (from sheep, goats, cows, or camels) is then given to people in need.

Where does prayer happen?

The Eid prayer, which is generally held in the early morning (after Fajr) on the first day of Eid, is traditionally held in an open space or field, depending on the weather. Eid prayers are also held inside mosques. On times such as Eid, Muslims are urged to pray in Jama’ah (congregation) with their local Muslim community.

Please check with your local mosque about the prayer schedule in your region.

What is the significance of Eid al-Adha?

We follow in the footsteps of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and know his devotion to Allah (SWT) by performing Qurbani. Eid al-Adha is also a time for us to reflect on the sacrifices we made for Allah (SWT) throughout the month of Dhul Hijjah. During these lucky days, Muslims all around the world fast and perform Hajj. Learn more about Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) Sacrifice and the Virtues of Dhul Hijjah.

So, as we remember the millions of people around the world suffering from poverty, why not make your sacrifice today? You can ensure that your Qurbani will be performed on the beautiful day of Eid al-Adha by giving it today.

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