Offering Qurbani: A Prophetic Sunnah
Qurbani (also known as udhiyah) is the sacrifice of a livestock animal during Eid al-Adha. It’s the sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim (as). It is a means of getting closer to Allah (swt) and this action is obligatory upon every capable adult who can afford it. It is normally performed on the days of sacrifice which are the 10th, 11th or 12th of Dhul Hijjah. You can sacrifice a hundred animals on days other than these, but it will never be looked upon or considered as qurbani/udhiyah. As a result, qurbani is a sacred act which can only be done during the three days of Dhul Hijjah as stated.
Regarding the qurbani, Allah says:
“It is not their meat, nor their blood, that reaches Allah, It is their piety that reaches Allah.” [Surah Al-Haj:37]
Suggestion: It is best to go about the sacrifice the traditional way by going to a farm or slaughter house and offering it in your local community. However, for some, that may not be an option. In this day and age it is much easier for us to fulfill this sacred act by the simple click of a button where we can purchase an animal to be sacrificed. If the latter option is something that is easier for you, click the link below!
Times flies. It seems like Ramadan just ended, but we’re already fast approaching Eid al-Adha. Before we know it, we’ll be sitting down to Eid dinner with a rack of lamb chops or beef curry in front of us.
Alhumdulillah, we might have the luxury of meat-filled dinners, but consider that many don’t — even in the United States. ICNA Relief ensures that our refugee brothers and sisters and families struggling financially across the country get to enjoy the holiday season, too.
When you donate your udhiyah/qurbani to ICNA Relief, your worries are over. You will no longer have to search for people in need to donate the meat to. Right after the slaughter, ICNA Relief immediately begins distribution of the meat on your behalf to those who truly need it.
For an udhiyah experience as easy as 1-2-3, donate today at www.icnarelief.org/qurbani.