Eid ul-Adha and Qurbani
Qurbani is the act of sacrificing a livestock animal, which represents the ram that Prophet Ibrahim (AS) sacrificed in the name of Allah (SWT) atop Mount Arafat.
Eligible animals for Qurbani are as follows:
- Sheep (at least one-year-old) – one share
- Goats (at least one-year-old) – one share
- Cows (at least two-years-old) – seven shares
- Buffalo (at least two-years-old) – seven shares
- Camels (at least five-years-old) – seven shares
All Qurbani animals have a set number of shares; each Muslim performing Qurbani must provide at least one share. This means that a single sheep or goat equals one Muslim’s Qurbani, whereas larger animals (cows, camels and buffalo) each have seven shares. As a result, up to seven Muslims can contribute towards the cost of a single animal in order to fulfil their Qurbani obligations.
You can learn more about Qurbani with our Qurbani FAQs, which can be found here.
In accordance with Qurbani rules, the meat from each animal must be divided into three equal parts and distributed to the individual performing Qurbani, their friends and family, and those in need.
Qurbani Donations with UK Islamic Mission
In the UK, many Muslims choose to donate their Qurbani with a charity such as UK Islamic Mission in order to ensure their contribution is able to reach those who are most in need.
This means that your contribution will go directly towards helping those who would benefit most while giving your brothers and sisters around the world the chance to celebrate Eid ul-Adha as part of the global Ummah.
When you choose to make your Qurbani donations with UK Islamic Mission, you can rest assured that your contribution will go directly towards those in need, transforming lives.
Donate your Qurbani today ready for Eid ul-Adha 2019.