Many people around the globe wonder what Qurbani is? The term Qurbani is an Urdu word that literary means “Sacrifice”. The Qurbani is fard upon every Muslim. The wisdom behind it is explained by the Quran and “Ahadees”.
Why do we do Qurbani? So here we go, the sacrifice of livestock animals that revives the Sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim. What is the suitable time to perform a sacrifice? Qurbani is performed by the Muslims every year on an auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Adha that begins from the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah (A month in which Hajj is performed)and continues for the next 2 days before the sunset, according to the Islamic lunar calendar.
What does the Quran say about Qurbani?
The most important part behind Qurbani(sacrifice)is the pious intention and sincerity that should be done only for the sake of Allah.
In the verse of the “Quran”, it is mentioned that Prophet Ibrahim A.S had contributed a lot to spreading Islam. He had made a lot of efforts and sacrifices in the way of Islam. He was once punished and ordered by the king to throw him into a wild burning fire but he was a Nabi of Allah and was saved from that evil fire by the order of Allah Subhana Ta’ala.
Prophet Ibrahim got married at the age of 100years and later was blessed with a son named Prophet Ismail A.S but Allah tested Ibrahim A.S and ordered him to separate his son and wife from himself and leave them in the forest. Prophet Ibrahim did the same according to the will of Allah. That was Ibrahim’s huge sacrifice for the sake of Allah. This was the first time Allah had asked Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his beloved son.
Later Prophet Ismail was returned to Prophet Ibrahim as a reward by Allah.
Prophet Ibrahim dreamt to sacrifice his son. Prophet Ibrahim decided to sacrifice his 11-year-old beloved son Prophet Ismail A.S for the sake of Allah, in his way Ibrahim was found by the devil(Shaitan) who disguised himself as an old man and tried to misguide Prophet Ibrahim thrice but Ibrahim had full faith on Allah. According to the will of Allah Subhana Ta’ala, and as an act of obedience he decided to sacrifice his son for the sake of Allah. As soon as he was about to sacrifice his son, Allah sent his Angel Jibreel and asked him to replace Prophet Ismail with a rump sheep and ordered the knife to not even touch Prophet Ismail.
Allah was testing Prophet Ibrahim’s intentions, faith and sincerity towards him(Allah) and he was proved to have pious and pure intentions towards Allah. He proved himself to be a faithful, true and obedient devotionalist and disciple of Allah.
(Quran 37:105 – You have fulfilled the vision.” Indeed, We thus reward the doers of good).
Is it compulsory to give Qurbani on Eid?
Performing Qurbani on Eid-ul-Adha is rightful (Wajib) to those who have the mentioned things.
- Unserviceable things
These things are counted on the 10th of Dhu’l Hijjah till the sunset of the 12th of Dhu’l Hijjah. The value will be counted after deducting daily expenses and removing debt. If one has this much wealth present is capable of giving Qurbani.
Note-The value of the materials is counted according to 52.5 Tola silver.
If one has only gold then it must be more than 7.5 Tola, then only it will be obligatory to perform Qurbani.
Those who sacrifice their beloved will get the reward.
One who has pure intentions will be rewarded.
Good is the one, who has faith in Allah.