Qurbani FAQ's

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Qurbani FAQ

What is Eid ul Adha (Udhiya) & its obligations ?

It is a day of celebration for the Muslims around the globe. The celebration is known as ‘Udhiya’ in the Arabic speaking world and in English it means ‘sacrifice’. It is to commemorate the steadfastness and the readiness of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) to follow the commandment of Allah SWT to sacrifice his son Prophet Ismail (AS). It was a test from his lord and as he was on the brink of sacrificing his son, Allah the most merciful commend the angel to replace Prophet Isamil (AS) with a ram and instructed him to sacrifice the ram in his place.

It is essential (Wajib) upon those who meet the threshold (Nisab) of Zakat during the 10th, 11th, and 12th of Dhul Hijjah to sacrifice one of the following animals: Sheep, Goat, a share of a Cow or Camel. As it is narrated in the following blessed hadith of the Propeht SAW:

“There is nothing more dearer to Allāh during the days of Udhiyah than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Judgement with its horns, hair and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allāh before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open heart.” (At-Tirmidhī, Ibn Mājāh)

The Night of Eid ul Adha?

The days that precede Eid-ul-Adha are very sacred and the night in particular before ‘Udhiya’ is as just as the blessed night of Eid-ul-Fitr. It is strongly recommended that one worships throughout the night and engage in meditation and worship. It is one of the most blessed nights of the Islamic calendar which has immense virtues and rewards. It is recorded in the prophetic narration that

“Mu’ādh ibn Jabal (Radhiyallāhu ‘anhu) relates that Rasūlullāh (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Jannah is wājib (incumbent) for those who stay awake with the intention of making ‘ibādah on the following nights: 8th & 9th, the night of ‘Eid-ul-Adhā (10th of Dhul Hijjah), the night of ‘Eid-ul-Fitr and the night of the 15th of Sha’bān.” (At-Targhīb)e

What is the difference between Qurbani and Udhiyah?

The terms "Udhiya" and "Qurbani" hold very similar meanings within the Islamic tradition. "Udhiya" is an Arabic word translating to "blood sacrifice," while "Qurbani" stems from the Arabic word "Qurban," meaning an act done to seek Allah's (SWT) favor. "Qurbani" enjoys wider usage among Muslims in the UK, but "Udhiya" remains a familiar term as well.

Is the meat distributed fresh, cooked, or both?

Goreeb Yateem Trust Fund provides fresh meat to beneficiaries.

How much Qurbani do I need to give?

Smaller animals, such as goats and sheep, account for one Qurbani share. Larger animals, such as cows and camels, account for seven shares. You must give at least one share of Qurbani meat.

How can I perform a Qurbani with Goreeb Yateem Trust Fund

You can donate a Qurbani by sending a cheque, cash, online, or by calling us on 0207 247 8245.

Who needs to give Qurbani?

Normally those who are eligible to pay Zakat are obliged to give Qurbani

Where do you carry out Qurbani?

All our Qurbanis are carried out in Bangaldesh

When will my Qurbani be carried out?

We will carry out the Qurbani on 1st, 2nd or 3rd Day of Eidul Adha

Who do you help and suport with the Qurbani programme?

We support poor, needy, orphans, widows and disable people with our Qurbani project. We also support madresa and yatim khana where they have many poor and needy students

How does my Qurbani help your beneficiaries?

Some of the people we support can not afford to buy and eat meat and they look forward to the qurbani season and it makes them very happy.

How is the meat distributed?

We distribute the meat fresh on the day so people can eat and enoy the fresh meat. Some meat is stored by madresas and yatim in freezer so they can eat later.



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