Q. What is Qurbani?
Once our beloved Prophet (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).’’ [Al-Tirmidhi]
Q. Why do we sacrifice an animal during Qurbani?
To remember his incredible bravery and to emulate the piety and example of one of the greatest men of Islam, donating Qurbani is considered a highly rewardable act of worship as demonstrated by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Q. Where can I carry out my Qurbani?
Muslim Aid ensures that Qurbani is performed in the country band that you choose. We then distribute the Qurbani meat to the poor.
Q. What happens to the Qurbani meat once sacrificed?
Q. Why can't I choose which animal to sacrifice?
Q. Which animals can be sacrificed?
If an animal seller stipulates that the animal has reached the required age, and outwardly there is no sign to disprove it, then it is permissible to rely on this statement. No other type of animal is allowed for Qurbani. In addition, the animals should be in good health.
Q. How much meat (kg) is distributed to a family/individual?
Q. Is the meat distributed fresh, cooked or both?
Q. When will Qurbani be carried out?
Q. When should we give money for Qurbani?
Muslim Aid has already estimated the required number of units and therefore have purchased the animals ready to be slaughtered after Eid.
Q. Is performing Qurbani obligatory?
Q. What is the difference between Qurbani and Udhiyah?
Q. Why have banding systems?
Q. How does the Qurbani programme work at Muslim Aid?
Q. Do I need to do anything special if I intend to offer a sacrifice?
*Some believe that this applies on everyone who is doing a sacrifice, and some say it is only for the people who are performing Hajj.
Q. If I pay for Qurbani on behalf of someone else, will their name be called out at the time of the slaughter?
Q. How does Muslim Aid decide who is the most needy when distributing Qurbani meat?
Q. How can we really be sure that the Qurbani we pay for in some of the poorest countries are actually taking place?
Q. What is Need is Greatest?
Q. What is the family Qurbani? In which country will this take place?
Q. Why does Muslim Aid no longer offer canned meat?
Q. Why are Muslim Aid’s Qurbani prices lower compared to some charities e.g. Ummah Welfare Trust Qurbani for Sierra Leone is £130 compared to Muslim Aid, which is £65?
Q. How is Qurbani distributed in the UK?
One third goes to those in most need in the UK. Through our partners and agencies in the UK, we identify disadvantaged and poor members of the community to distribute one third of Qurbani meat.
Q. How can I perform a Qurbani with Muslim Aid?