According to most Muslims, Qurbani is compulsory on every sane adult Muslim male/female who has wealth in excess to his/her needs.

Normally, if you’re eligible to pay Zakat, then you’re also obliged to give Qurbani.

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Allah (SWT) tells us in the Holy Qur’an:

And complete the Hajj and ‘umrah for Allah. But if you are prevented, then [offer] what can be obtained with ease of sacrificial animals.

And do not shave your heads until the sacrificial animal has reached its place of slaughter. And whoever among you is ill or has an ailment of the head [making shaving necessary must offer] a ransom of fasting [three days] or charity or sacrifice. And when you are secure, then whoever performs ‘umrah [during the Hajj months] followed by Hajj [offers] what can be obtained with ease of sacrificial animals. And whoever cannot find [or afford such an animal] – then a fast of three days during Hajj and of seven when you have returned [home]. (2:196)

Who is Qurbani compulsory on?

The Hanafi school of thought states that giving Qurbani is obligatory for:

  • Every sane Muslim of mature age (who has reached puberty)
  • Non-travelling persons
  • Those who additionally own wealth which is beyond their needs, equal to (or more than) the current level of nisab (87.48 grams of gold or 612.35 grams of silver)

You are allowed to offer more than one sacrifice. For example, you may wish to undertake one Qurbani in the UK with Islamic Relief and another abroad.

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Give a Prophetic Qurbani

Many Muslims give multiple Qurbani on behalf of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and for deceased parents. The Prophet (SAW) himself carried out multiple Qurbani for himself and the Ummah.

Qurbani is categorised as:

1 sheep or goat = 1 Qurbani
1 cow = 7 Qurbanis (1 Qurbani – 1/7th of the share)

By giving Qurbani, you can help vulnerable people in need, ensuring that they have a vital source of protein for the blessed days of Eid al-Adha.

Reap the rewards of the blessed days of Dhul Hijjah, give Qurbani today.

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