The Story of Qurbani
Qurbani, a ritual that has transcended time
Udhiyah, also known as Qurbani, refers to the sacrifice of animals made by non-pilgrims during the days of Eid ul-Adha. Every year, millions of Muslims around the world take part in the ritual of Qurbani by slaughtering an animal - typically goats, sheeps and cows. This ritual has transcended time, and is a symbolic act which reflects the Prophet Ibrahim's (Abraham) devotion and submission to God, who commanded him to sacrifice his beloved son, Ismail.
The Meat from Qurbani
From the meat that is acquired from Qurbani, a minimum of 1/3 must go to people who are poor or in a dire situation. Any Muslim who has reached the age of puberty has a mandatory obligation to give Qurbani so long he or she can afford it. Due to the difference in sizes/ volumes of animals (sheeps, cows, goats etc) the number of people that can give Qurbani per animal will vary. For example:
Qurbani on Eid ul-Adha
Qurbani may take place across any of the days of Eid ul-Adha however individuals are encouraged to give money for Qurbani as early as possible. The timeframe for the sacrifice is between post-Eid prayer and the thirteenth of Dhul Hijjah. The Messenger of Allah (upon whom be peace) used to hasten to offer sacrifice after Eid prayer, and the first thing he would eat would be the meat from his sacrifice.
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