Who is Qurbani compulsory on?

Qurbani is strongly encouraged by most Muslims, and according to the Hanafi madhab, it is mandatory for any sane adult Muslim male/female who possesses riches over his/her requirements.

If you are eligible to pay Zakat, you are also required to make a Qurbani under the Hanafi madhab.

And complete the Hajj and ‘umrah for Allah. But if you are prevented, then [offer] what can be obtained with ease of sacrificial animals. And do not shave your heads until the sacrificial animal has reached its place of slaughter. And whoever among you is ill or has an ailment of the head [making shaving necessary must offer] a ransom of fasting [three days] or charity or sacrifice. And when you are secure, then whoever performs ‘umrah [during the Hajj months] followed by Hajj [offers] what can be obtained with ease of sacrificial animals. And whoever cannot find [or afford such an animal] – then a fast of three days during Hajj and of seven when you have returned [home].

Qur’an 2:196

Who is Qurbani compulsory on?

According to the Hanafi school of thinking, Qurbani is obligatory for:

  • Every sane Muslim of mature age (who has reached puberty)
  • Non-traveling persons
  • Those who additionally own wealth that is beyond their needs, equal to (or more than) the current level of Nisab (87.48 grams of gold or 612.36 grams of silver)

Who is eligible for Qurbani?

According to Islamic Relief’s guidelines, selected people of the Qurbani project are considered eligible based on a scoring technique that rates households based on need.

The system of scoring is based on the objective criteria listed below:

  • Families who live on less than the minimum income for that particular country
  • Female-headed households
  • Families with disabled and/or elderly persons
  • Children under five years old
  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding mothers
  • Families with little or no access to the market

A complete needs assessment will be carried out to objectively determine the weighting and importance of each of the factors mentioned above. These are then used when selecting beneficiaries to ensure that we reach the most vulnerable people without bias or subjectivity.

Islamic Relief has a policy of distributing only one Qurbani meat pack to each family, regardless of family size.

Give a Prophetic Qurbani

Qurbani is categorized as:

1 sheep or goat = 1 Qurbani
1 cow = 7 Qurbanis (1 Qurbani – 1/7th of the share)

You can help vulnerable individuals in need by providing Qurbani, ensuring that they have a required supply of protein during the beautiful days of Eid al-Adha.

Give Qurbani now to reap the benefits of the beautiful days of Dhul Hijjah.

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