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How Much is Qurbani Per Person in 2024?

Allah (SWT) says in the Quran:

“For every Ummah (religious community) We have appointed a way of worship they are to observe. Therefore, they should never quarrel with you in the matter. And do call (them) to your Lord. Surely, you are on straight Guidance.” [22:67]

The History of Qurbani

Qurbani commemorates the great sacrifice of the Prophet Ibrahim (AS). Muslims offer Qurbani to remember the story of his complete submission to Allah (SWT), which involved his willingness to sacrifice his son. Qurbani is also a confirmed Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). According to sound reports, the Prophet (SAW) performed a sacrifice every year during his time in Madina. He also performed an additional Qurbani on behalf of people from his Ummah. Another example of the Prophet’s (SAW) eagerness to participate in Qurbani is the account of his sacrifice during the farewell Hajj. It is reported that the Prophet (SAW) slaughtered 63 camels with his own hands and then requested Ali (RA) to continue on his behalf.

How Much is Qurbani in 2024?

Qurbani prices slightly change every year due to an increase in the cost of basic necessities. The cost of Qurbani in 2024 depends on the chosen animal and the selected country. The price of sacrificial animals differs from region to region. The number of shares in an animal affects how much Qurbani costs an individual. An increase in the shares or animals is likely to enhance the total expense.

How Much is Qurbani per Person?

Qurbani per person is subject to the above-mentioned circumstances. In some countries, Qurbani options offer affordable or cheap packages. You can check for the updated packages for Qurbani 2024 closer to the time here.

According to the Qurbani rules, a small animal comprises of one Qurbani share, whereas a large animal, like a camel or a cow, contains seven shares. This means the Qurbani of a large animal can be shared between seven people.

How Much is Qurbani per Family?

According to scholars, one Qurbani offered by a Muslim is sufficient for the whole household. Many individuals ask about how many Qurbani donations should be given per family. The following hadith of the Prophet (SAW) explains in detail how one Qurbani is enough for all family members. In the light of a hadith, the Prophet (SAW) said the following words before slaughtering a ram for Qurbani.

“In the name of Allah, O Allah, accept (this sacrifice) on behalf of Muhammad and the family of Muhammad and the ummah of Muhammad.” [Narrated by Muslim]

Qurbani on Behalf of Deceased Relatives

It is permissible to offer Qurbani on behalf of loved ones who have passed away. It is a form of continued charity on their behalf, which is a matter of great reward for the deceased.

“When a human being dies, all his deeds cease, save three: a ṣadaqah jariyah (continued charity, [religious] knowledge [one leaves behind] from which others benefit, and a righteous child who prays for one.” (Muslim)

You can purchase a Qurbani share for your parents or relatives who have passed away or offer a separate Qurbani for them. Donate an additional sacrifice to UKIM and send the gift of multiplied reward to your loved ones.

The Conditions of Qurbani

To be valid, Qurbani should meet certain conditions specified by Quran and Sunnah. The first condition is that the person owns the sacrificial animal and forms a clear intention for sacrifice. The Sunnah words to say before slaughter are as below.

Translation: “In the name of Allah, Allah is most great. O Allah, this is from You and to You. This is on my behalf.”

The other conditions include the animal’s good health and suitable age according to the set rules. In addition to this, the chosen animal should be free of any defects or illness. The age-related requirements are as follows:

  • For camels, the minimum age is five years old.
  • Cattle must be at least two years old.
  • For sheep, it’s required that they be at least one year old.

The timing of sacrifice is also important for the validity of Qurbani. The prescribed time for this is between the Eid prayer on the first day of Eid al-Adha and the sunset on the last day. The sacrifice made before Eid prayer is not considered Qurbani, as mentioned in the following hadith.

“Whoever slaughters the sacrifice before he prays, let him replace it with another.”

How to Distribute Qurbani

The days of Qurbani bring hope to those living in conditions of poverty. Eid al-Adha is the only time when some people get to eat meat in the whole year. This is achieved because of generous donations by those performing Qurbani. Traditionally, Qurbani meat is distributed in three parts. One part is given to family and friends as a gift; the other is donated to the poor and needy; and the last portion is kept for oneself. This is also in line with the guidance of the Quran as mentioned in the following verse.

“So that they witness benefits for them, and recite Allah’s name in specified days, over the provision He gave them from the cattle. “So, eat thereof and feed the distressed, the poor.” [22:28]

Donate your Qurbani to UKIM this year and help the vulnerable in areas going through conflict, war, and disaster. Your generosity can help save lives.

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