When asked about Qurbani, the Messenger (ﷺ) answered, “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim. For every hair of the Qurbani you receive a reward from Allah.” (Al-Tirmidhi).
During a time where millions of people have been affected by a global pandemic, suffering from war and displacement or struggling in poverty – a small gesture can make a life-changing impact. You have the power to help them celebrate their Eid-Ul-Adha with you this year.
The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) sacrificed his personal comforts for the sake of Islam and for the betterment of the Ummah. He continued his acts of sacrifice through Ibrahim’s legacy (as), by performing a second Qurbani each Eid for the one who did not have the means to do it themselves.
Today, you can fulfil your Islamic duty with Zaimah and ensure it reaches those who need it the most. The time is now!
“There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” (Bukhari).
Join Zaimah and revive the Sunnah by giving an additional Prophetic Qurbani. By doing this, you will be providing meat to even more needy families, many who can not afford to purchase meat any time of the year.
To donate to one of these countries other than India, please call Zaimah on 0300 365 7 786.
What is Qurbani?
The word Qurbani describes the sacrifice of an animal for the sake of Allah (SWT).
The animal slaughtered could be a goat, cow, sheep or camel and it follows the story of Ibrahim (as) who was willing to sacrifice his only son, Ismail (as), as a way of showing his devotion to Allah (SWT).
In His Lord’s infinite mercy and compassion, He sent a ram in Ismail’s place to be sacrificed. As we continue this tradition, we carry the Prophet’s sense of obedience and piety to Allah (SWT), reaping infinite rewards whilst giving joy to those in need.
How is the meat distributed?
The meat is provided to 3 separate groups of people:
- The individual who provided the animal.
- To the friends and relatives of the individual who performed the sacrifice.
- To the poor and needy.
When does Qurbani take place?
The sacrifice of an animal takes place during the blessed month of Dhul Hijja, when the islamic celebration of Eid-Ul-Adha takes place. It is performed every year, from the morning of the 10th, until the 13th day, upon sunset.
Eid Salah is completed before the animal is sacrificed.
Who is Qurbani compulsory for?
Qurbani is Fardh for every adult Muslim who has the means to pay Zakat. They must perform this act of Ibadah for him/herself and every family member, including children.
- You must be a Muslim of sound mind.
- Of mature age (having reached puberty).
- Not a traveler.
- In possession of 52.5 tolas of silver, or the equivalent in wealth.
Qurbani cannot be substituted for an equivalent amount of money, but must be carried out as its own form of worship.
Where does Zaimah perform Qurbani?
Zaimah is providing Qurbani in Africa, Asia and The Middle East.
How many animals do I sacrifice?
Every Muslim needs only one share to fulfil their Islamic obligation.
The prices provided are for one share or one Qurbani, sacrificing a full cow is seven shares. Meaning, seven people can contribute collectively and receive their share of the meat.
1 small animal = 1 Qurbani.
1 large animal (Cattle) = 7 Qurbanis.