Eid Al-Adha and Qurbani

What is Eid Al-Adha?

Eid Al-Adha is the biggest Islamic festival celebrate by Muslim people between 10th of Dhul Hijjah and 13th of Dhul Hijjah every year. The unique item in the celebration is Qurbani. Qurbani means an occasion which get you closer to Allah (swt) in Arabic dictionary. There is also hidden historical narratives of Prophet Ibrahim.

Allah (swt) came to Ibrahim’s (as) dream and ordered him to sacrifice his son in order to see and assess his devotion to the way of Allah (swt). Afterwards, Ibrahim (as) was about to sacrifice his son, Ismail, when Allah (swt) stopped him and sent a lamb to slaughter instead of his son. By doing so, Prophet Ibrahim (as) had been asked to show his loyalty and faithfulness to O Almighty’s (swt) orders. Muslim people every year celebrate Eid Al-Adha on this date.

Qurbani Options

  • Udhiyah Qurbani
  • Aqeeqa Qurbani
  • Adaq Qurbani

On whom is Qurbani wajeeb?

Muslim people need to have the following conditions in their live to be responsible for Qurbani. People who meet with the following needs should sacrifice an animal as a symbol in order to illustrate their faithfulness and devotion to Allah (swt).

  • Being a Muslim
  • Being a sane and baaligh
  • Being free
  • Being inhabitant
  • Being possessor of Zakaatable wealth

Conditions for Qurbani animals

Sacrificing Qurbani is an ibadah. Therefore, the Qurbani animals should be flawless. The main defects prevent an animal to be sacrificed as follow;

  • Blind or half-blind animals
  • Very thin and weak animal which can’t even walk easily
  • Lame animal which can’t even walk to the slaughtering place
  • Animals that lost one-third or more of their eye-sight, or one-third or more of one ear is cut, or one-third or more of the tail is cut
  • Animal that lost more than half of its teeth
  • Inborn tailless and earless animals
  • Deadly ill animals
  • Animals that lost more than of their tongue
  • Animals those starved and ate their scat
  • Animal that lost one of its legs

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