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Where and How to Pay Qurbani Online

“And for every nation We have appointed religious ceremonies, that they may mention the Name of Allah over the beast of cattle that He has given them for food. And your God is One God, so you must submit to Him Alone (in Islam) …” [al-Hajj 22:34]

Allah (SWT) says in the Quran:

“Indeed, We have granted you, [O Muhammad], al-Kawthar. So, pray to your Lord and offer sacrifice [to Him alone]. [Al-Quran 108:1-2]

Also known as Udhiyah, Qurbani is a noble act of worship that has been highlighted in the Quran and hadith. Another verse mentions the requirement of complete submission to the Lord and forming a pure intention.

“Say, ‘My prayer, my offering, my life and my death are for Allah, the Lord of all the worlds’.” [6:162]

Who Pays Qurbani?

Qurbani is obligatory for all able Muslims in Hanafi fiqh. Even in view of other scholars, it is a highly recommended sunnah of the Prophet (SAW). All adult Muslims with sufficient financial means are supposed to offer Qurbani. According to one report, the Prophet (SAW) said:

“Whoever can afford it but does not offer a sacrifice, let him not come near our prayer-place.” [Ibn Majah, 3123]

It is reported that the Prophet (SAW) offered Qurbani every year during his time in Madina. Furthermore, he offered an additional Qurbani as stated by the scholars. It is reported that the Prophet (SAW) used to slaughter two sheep – one on his behalf and the other on behalf of his Ummah.

“The Prophet (SAW) sacrificed two horned black and white rams, placing his foot on their sides; he said the name of Allah and said takbir, and slaughtered them with his own hand.”

[Bukhari 5558; Muslim 1966]

The believers are strongly advised to perform Qurbani following the Prophet’s illustrious example. During the farewell Hajj, the Prophet (SAW) offered a sacrifice of a hundred camels. This demonstrates the importance and virtue of the ritual of Qurbani. Due to its significance, most Muslims offer sacrifice at the time of Eid al-Adha, with many opting for an additional Qurbani as well.

When to Pay Qurbani

Qurbani is offered at a specific time stipulated by the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW). The valid time for Qurbani begins after Eid prayer on the first day of Eid al-Adha and lasts until the end of the third day.

The Prophet (SAW) said about the time of Qurbani:

“The first thing with which we begin on this day of ours is the prayer; we pray then we go back and offer the udhiyah. Whoever does that has acted in accordance with our Sunnah, and whoever has already slaughtered (the sacrificial animal), that is just meat that he has given to his family, and there is nothing of the udhiyah in it.” [Bukhari 5545]

You can pay for Qurbani online when donating to a charitable organisation. It is advisable to make the payment in advance as this helps the relevant charity organise your Qurbani on time. The Qurbani appeals by most charities are likely to continue until the beginning of Dhul Hijjah. You can find out the updated prices online and plan to pay for your chosen Qurbani at a time convenient for you.

Can You Give Qurbani Online?

The scholars state that it is better to offer the sacrifice yourself, but it is permissible to appoint someone else to do so. Similarly, it is permissible to donate the Qurbani price to a charity who will purchase the chosen animal and sacrifice it on your behalf. UKIM is one of the charities who has made an online Qurbani possible for those who cannot make the sacrifice themselves.

How Much to Pay for Qurbani

The price of your Qurbani depends on the selected animal and the number of shares you purchase. More than one share might incur a higher price. Similarly, a small animal is normally more expensive than a share in a large animal. The prices also vary from country to country. There are a number of factors that affect animal prices in a particular place, including drought, disaster, conflict, transportation issues, etc. Check out the online packages and choose where and which Qurbani you want to make at the time of Eid al-Adha.

How to Pay for Qurbani

In Muslim countries, people pay for their Qurbani in person. Whereas in the UK, most individuals prefer to offer Qurbani by paying the price to a charity. UK Islamic Mission has facilitated the process of Qurbani for you. You can select the animal, number of required shares and the country of Qurbani, and make the payment online. UKIM will make sure your sacrifice is offered in line with Islamic rulings and traditions. Our hardworking team will deliver your Qurbani to those who need it most. Donate your Qurbani to UKIM and fulfil your religious obligation from the comfort of your home.

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