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What is Qurbani in the UK?

What is Qurbani in the UK?

Qurbani refers to the act of sacrificing particular types of animals, such as sheep, cattle, or goats, for the love of Allah (SWT). How do we celebrate Qurbani in the UK?

How Do We Celebrate Qurbani 2024 in the UK? 

“Once our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was asked, what is Qurbani? The Prophet (SAW) answered: ‘It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (AS). For every hair of the Qurbani, you receive a reward from Allah (SWT)” – Tirmidhi 

Qurbani refers to the act of sacrificing particular types of animals, such as sheep, cattle, or goats, for the love of Allah (SWT).

How to Do Qurbani in the UK 

For those wondering how to do Qurbani in the UK, once you make a donation (£158), Muslim Aid will then carry out the sacrifice on your behalf in one of the countries where we work. We follow strict Shariah guidelines to ensure this is implemented on the 12th of Dhul Hijjah, which will be on Sunday, 16 June 2024 (depending on the sighting of the moon and confirmation of Eid.) 

When it comes to the sacrifice, each animal is slaughtered quickly and painlessly to ensure they do not suffer needlessly. The meat of the animal is then distributed to those in need globally. 

The Process 

The day before Eid, all animals are checked for good health and to ensure they are of the right age and have more than half of their teeth. Animals that are not suitable for Qurbani are then removed; such reasons may be because they are limping, blind, have missing teeth, and/or are injured. Only the best quality animals are selected for Qurbani. 

After Eid Salah, the animals then go through the slaughter process. A list of those who have placed orders for Qurbani through Muslim Aid’s UK Qurbani is also given to the slaughterer. This is to ensure the animals sacrificed are in the donor’s name (which is very important as the animal must belong to the person before slaughter for the Qurbani to be accepted). Alhamdulillah, your Qurbani obligation is then complete. 

We work hard with our partners to ensure that the Qurbani rate in the UK reflects the quality and availability of the meat around the world. Our UK Qurbani prices will vary year on year, so keep an eye out for our website to ensure you get the best possible price.

What is Qurbani Meat? 

Qurbani meat refers to an animal that was sacrificed during the days of Qurbani. This meat was traditionally split into thirds, whereby the donor received two shares: one for them and one for their family/friends. The final third was given to those in need. Today, the entirety of the Qurbani share is typically donated to those in need. 

What is Qurbani Called in English? 

The term Qurbani is derived from the Arabic “qurb,” which translates to nearness. As a result, Muslims perform Qurbani to bring themselves closer to Allah (SWT). 

Am I Allowed to Do More Than One Qurbani? 

It is permissible to carry out more than one Qurbani, as you can donate and/or sacrifice on behalf of someone unable to carry out their own. This means that, as well as your own, Qurbani rules allow you to donate in the name of a Muslim brother or sister who is no longer with us. 

One Qurbani is the minimum, though there is no upper limit set, which means that you can carry out as many Qurbanis as you like, and this will, of course, depend on UK Qurbani prices. As long as you offer at least one Qurbani, this will be in keeping with the rules. 

For example, you may wish to undertake one Qurbani on your own behalf and one on behalf of the Ummah, which is permissible. Our Prophet (PBUH) himself carried out multiple Qurbanis. 

This year, we ask you to support the Ummah with Muslim Aid and donate your Qurbani online in the UK.

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