What is Qurbani

Every year Muslims around the world offer a sacrifice of an animal to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s (pbuh) willingness to sacrifice his son for the sake of Allah (swt). The word Qurbani means sacrifice and leads to Eid-Al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice which takes place during the 12th month of the Islamic calendar year Dhul-Hijjah. You can read the Full Qurbani story here.

Do I have to give Qurbani?

Qurbani is a Sunnah mu’akkadah (encouraged) for the one who can afford it, but there is no sin on the one who does not do it. If a person does not offer Qurbani although he/she can afford to do so, he/she is missing out on the rewards that results from offering the sacrifice, but they are not sinning, and do not have to make up what they missed in years past.

When should I give my Qurbani?

It is advisable to give as early as possible. The Qurbani Sacrifice is offered after Eid Salah on the 10th day of Dhul-Hijjah and up until the end of the 13th day. Charity Right asks that you donate your Qurbani before 4pm(GMT) the day before Eid. This allows us the time to purchase the animals for sacrifice.

What are the conditions of sacrifice?

There are six conditions for the sacrifice:

  1. It should be one of the an’aam class of animals, which are: camels, cattle, sheep and goats
  2. It should have reached the age of maturity as stipulated in sharee’ah:  five years old for Camels. Two years old for Cows. One year old for sheep.
  3. The animal is free of any faults or injuries which would render it unsuitable for sacrifice. For example, on obvious defect in the animal’s eye, sickness, lameness which prevents the animal from walking, and a state of emaciation which leaves no marrow in the bones.
  4. The animal should not belong to the person who is offering the sacrifice, or he should have permission for that either on the grounds of sharee’ah or from the owner.
  5. No one else should have any rights to the sacrificial animal; the sacrifice of an animal that is held in pledge is not valid.
  6. It should be slaughtered at the time specified in sharee’ah, which is from after the Eid prayer on the Day of Sacrifice until sunset on the last of the days of al-Tashreeq, which is the 13th of Dhul-Hijjah.

Can I cut my hair and nails if I offer a Qurbani?

When the new moon of Dhul-Hijjah appears, it becomes haram for the one who wants to offer a sacrifice to remove anything from his/her hair, nails or skin. This ruling is general in meaning and applies to everyone who wants to offer a sacrifice, man or woman.

Can I share my Qurbani with non Muslims?

There is nothing wrong with giving meat from the sacrifice to a non-Muslim, especially if he is a relative or neighbour or is poor. Charity Right does not discriminate against those we support. We want to ensure your Qurbani is distributed to those who need it the most, regardless of their race, religion, age or gender

Can I give Qurbani on behalf of the deceased?

It is permissible to offer a sacrifice on behalf of one who has died. Prophet Muhammad said “When the son of Adam dies, all his good deeds come to an end except three: ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge, or a righteous son who will pray for him.” Narrated by Al-Bukhari. Slaughtering a sacrifice on behalf of the deceased is a kind of ongoing charity, because it benefits the person offering the sacrifice, the deceased person, and others.

How can I give my Qurbani through Charity Right?

You can donate your Qurbani by visiting our Donation page. Just select the currency you wish to pay in and which animal you would like to offer as your Qurbani. You will then need to complete a short donation form.

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How much is Qurbani with Charity Right?

Full Cow Sheep / Goat Cow (1/7th share)
Sudan £450 £125 £65
Pakistan, Thar £500 £180 £72
Somalia 90
Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh £500 £125 £72

How will Charity Right Distribute my Qurbani?

We work in Eastern Sudan during Dhul-Hijjah which means we buy and distribute all Qurbani offerings ourselves. We begin by purchasing all the animals and then transporting them to the camps. We then carry out each sacrifice after Eid Salah, prepare and package the meat and then we personally distribute the meat to each family in their home ourselves. Each member of the Charity Right team in Sudan will visit every family benefiting from the Qurbani offering and ensure they receive freshly cut meat which they are able to eat on Eid Day.

Why should I give my Qurbani to Sudan?

In Eastern Sudan, thousands of vulnerable men, women and children struggle on a daily basis with food. The little food they have is rationed and sparsely received by each person. They have been forgotten and are left to fend for themselves. Although Charity Right supports families in Eastern Sudan with regular food, we are only able to provide the bare essentials. Many of the families we support have not tasted meat in years. Meat is a rare luxury not found in refugee camps. By giving your Qurbani in Eastern Sudan not only are you giving many people their first taste of meat, but you will be benefiting from higher rewards for providing Qurbani to such vulnerable and forgotten people.

Can I add Gift Aid to my Qurbani?

Yes. If you are a UK TaxPayer then we ask that you please tick the Gift Aid It box when completing your donation. This allows Charity Right to claim an additional 25% on top of your donation. Gift Aid is essential to support Charity Right operational costs.