What is Qurbani?

Qurbani translates to sacrifice and every year, during the last month of the Islamic calendar, the month of Dhul-Hijjah, Muslims around the world are required to offer a sacrifice. This sacrifice must be either the slaughter of a goat, sheep, cow or camel . The significance of this sacrifice relates back to the story of Prophet Ibrahim (AS).

Qurbani is performed for the sake of Allah and the meat is to be distributed amongst ones family, neighbours and the poor.

Who is it compulsory on to give and receive Qurbani?

Any sane, Muslim adult, who is eligible to pay Zakat is also required to offer a Qurbani. As meat is to be distributed into 3 equal parts, for family, neighbours and the poor, these are the 3 types of recipients of Qurbani meat.

Which animals are to be sacrificed for a Qurbani?

A goat, sheep, cow, buffalo or camel are the types of Animals that are eligible for Qurbani to be performed on.  However, there are some restrictions, such as, the sheep and goats should be at least one years old in age, cows and buffalo’s at least two years old in age and camels at least five years in age. Animals must have been well cared for, free of diseases, must not be blind, be excessively thin, have broken horns from their roots, have more than 1/3 missing from their tail or ear and must be able to walk to the place of slaughter.

When is Qurbani 2021 performed?

Once pilgrims have complete their Hajj, it is required for Qurbani to be performed on the 10th, 11th and 12th days of Dhul-Hijjah. These are the days of Eid-ul-Adha and Qurbani signifies the completion of the hajj and is a celebration for Muslims all around the world. This year, Eid-ul-Adha is likely to fall on Tuesday 20th July 2021.

Ensure you have donated your Qurbani a few days before the 10th of Dhul Hijjah so it can be performed on time. Once you have donated your Qurbani for this year, consider securing yourself a Qurbani for life with our Qurbani Waqf Share.

What is a Qurbani Waqf share and how does it work?

A Qurbani Waqf Share is a one-off donation that ensures you are giving Qurbanis every year for life and beyond. After you have performed your Qurbani for this year, donating towards a Qurbani Waqf Share will secure a Qurbani in your name every year from Eid-ul-Adha 2022 onwards.

One Qurbani Waqf share costs £1600. Your one-off donation will be invested in our low-risk investment fund. These typically accrue around 5-7% of returns. A majority of these profits we will use towards a Qurbani next year and a portion will be re-invested back into our fund. Each year your investment will help us feed more and more families, up to 5 people per Qurbani, building on your sadaqah jariyah.

From the many years we’ve been providing Qurbani Waqf shares, since 2015, we have issued over 990 Qurbanis from the returns, directly benefitting over 14,000 people.

Donate a Qurbani Waqf Share today and reap the rewards for years to come.