Qurban

Qurban

Qurbani is an obligation that we are commanded to perform by Allah (SWT). Therefore, we must follow the Qurbani meat distribution rules and regulations. Below is a brief guide to the rules and recommendations of Qurbani;

Qurbani must be given on the 10th, 11th or 12th days of Dhul-Hijjah
Sacrifices can only be made after the Eid prayer (sacrifices made before do not count as Qurbani)
Any able Muslim should give Qurbani, especially those that have reached the age of puberty and possess the Nisab value
Animals for sacrifice must meet minimum age and health requirements
Qurbani sacrifices must be given in three shares - one for you, one for family or friends and one for the poor and needy
We have also provided further detailed answers to some of the frequently asked questions about how Qurbani works.

What is Qurbani?
Qurbani is an annual tradition for Muslims across the world and involves an animal sacrifice in recognition of the Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) own willingness to sacrifice his son for the will of Allah (SWT). At the last moment, Allah (SWT) replaced Ibrahim’s (AS) son with a ram, saving his life and rewarding Ibrahim’s (AS) devotion. That is why Muslims give Qurbani and in doing so, we also help impoverished families and communities receive their share.

Who Must Perform Qurbani?
Every Muslim must perform Qurbani. The only exceptions are as follows:

Those who do not possess the Nisab value
Those not of sound mind
Those who have not yet reached and passed puberty
Those who are travelling and are more than the Shar’i distance from home (approximately 40-45 kilometres)
You are permitted to donate Qurbani on behalf of other people, including those who have passed away; however, you are not expected to provide Qurbani animals on behalf of your adult children who can pay their own share.

Of those who it is required of, Qurbani rules for cutting hair and nails stipulate that one should refrain from doing so until after the sacrifice has been made.

At What Age is Qurbani Fard?
Whether Qurbani is compulsory differs between different schools of thought; however, for the greater good of those less fortunate, Qurbani should be considered Fard for anyone who has reached the age of puberty and who possesses the Nisab value.

Who Can Receive Qurbani Meat?
Meat from Qurbani animals should be distributed equally in three parts. It should be given to the family, friends and the poor (both Muslim and non-Muslim alike). If you perform Qurbani with a partner/partners, the meat should be shared by weight, not by approximation. You cannot pay the butcher with the meat, fat and by-products of the slaughtered animal. The skin can be kept for personal use, but if it is sold, the amount must be given to the poor.

How Many Qurbani Per Family?
Every able Muslim should be able to give at least one Qurbani which is then divided into three shares. An example of one Qurbani is a small animal such as a sheep or goat. Larger animals such as camels, cows and buffalo can count for up to seven people’s Qurbani. The Qurbani rules for a husband and wife stipulate that they can make a joint donation, but the animal must be big enough so that each person still gives their required one share. It is common for households to donate a larger animal worth seven shares, but it is not mandatory.

When Must Qurbani Be Performed?
Qurbani must be performed on the 10th, 11th or 12th days of Dhul-Hijjah, the time of the festival of Eid ul-Adha. Eid ul-Adha, also known as the Greater Eid, Bakra Eid and Qurbani Eid changes in the Gregorian calendar each year. Eid ul-Adha 2021 and Qurbani preparations are anticipated to start on Tuesday 20th July, ending on Friday 23rd July 2021, depending on the sighting of the moon. The time for Qurbani must be performed as close to the completion of Eid Salah as possible and not before. Any sacrifice carried out before Eid Salah is considered Sadaqah.

Which Animals Can Be Sacrificed?
The animals which are eligible should meet minimum requirements, such as the age of the animal for Qurbani and their condition, including:

Sheep and goats at least one year in age (enough for one person’s Qurbani)
Cows or buffalo at least two years in age (enough for seven people’s Qurbani)
Camels of at least five years in age (enough for seven people’s Qurbani)
In addition, all animals must be healthy and free of disease, including the following conditions:

They must not be blind, one-eyed or have lost a third (or more) of their sight
They cannot be missing a third (or more) of their ear or tail, either through loss or since birth
Their horn(s) cannot be broken off from their root
They must not have a lame leg that is sufficiently weak that they are unable to walk on it
They cannot be excessively thin or lean
They must be able to walk themselves to the site of the slaughter
They cannot be toothless, or missing over half their teeth
There is no preference between male or female Qurbani animals. Male Qurbani animals should be castrated, but this is not compulsory
How Should Qurbani Animals Be Sacrificed?
To fulfil the rules of the Qurbani festival, slaughterers and slaughter-houses should abide by the following regulations:

The animal should be slaughtered with a sharp knife to avoid causing undue suffering
The knife should not be sharpened in front of the animal
No animal should be slaughtered in the presence of another
It is best to slaughter the animal yourself, but if you do not know how, you should remain present whilst someone else sacrifices the creature. It is also necessary to say "Bismillahi Allahu Akbar" when slaughtering the animal. Slaughtered animals are not to be skinned until completely cold.

Every year, MARSA  strives to share the joy of Eid al-Adha with those who are in desperate need. We have many Muslim brothers in the Arakan camps and some poor families of Bangladesh who could not afford meat to eat for months. As assist program of MARSA, we slaughter and distribute your akika, wajib, nafilah and Charity sacrifices to those who cannot afford, in accordance with Islamic rules.

1- Small Goat

Goat slaughtering in accordance with Islamic rules and distribution to the needy, presenting the cut and distribution picture & Video to the Donor association.

2-Big Cow

Cattle, calves, cows are slaughtered and distributed to the needy in accordance with Islamic rules, and the slaughter and distribution image is presented to the Donor association.

This year, our campaign aims to distribute sacrificial meat to the less fortunate families in Bangladesh. Donate your Udhiyah to bring happiness to poor Muslims and let the hope continue.