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Tadh-hiyah (Qurbaani)

Sacrifice or Qurbani: Philosophy and Rules

     The Urdu and persian word Qurbani (Sacrificial slaughter) is derived from the Arabic word Qurban. Lexically, it means an act performed to seek Allah’s pleasure. Originally, the word Qurban included all acts of charity because the purpose of charity is nothing but to seek Allah’s pleasure. But, in …

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Qurbani, local or overseas?

Question and Answer: Q. Qurbani from my limited understanding is to make a sacrifice in honour of the great act performed by Ibraheem AS. However it seems that every year the amount of people paying organisations to have their Qurbani done is on the increase. In my opinion doing so …

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Qurbani in state of haidh

Question and Answer: Q. My wife usually performs her Qurbani at home with her  own hands. On this Eid, she is due to have her menses on the day of Eid. Is it permissible for her to slaughter in this state? A. It is permissible for your wife to slaughter …

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Takbeerat of Tashreeq

Question and Answer: Q. What is the Takbeers that we have to recite around Eid time and on what day should we start and stop? How many times should it be recited? Do females also have to recite these Takbeers? A. These Takbeers that you ask about are called the …

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Qurbani for wife

Question and Answer: Q. We will be doing Qurbani at our home this year. My son, my wife and I. I would like to know if it is permissible for my wife to do her own Qurbani? A. It is permissible for your wife to do Qurbani by her own …

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Slaughtering overseas

Question and Answer: Q. We live in US our eid is on 6th nov we give qurbani in Pakistan or India and usually they have eid 2 days after our, if they slaughter on 2nd or 3rd day of eid will our qurbani be valid? A. The Fuqahaa have stated …

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Qurbani of castrated animal

Question and Answer: Q. Is it permissible to do Qurbani of a castrated animal? A. It is permissible and preferable to slaughter a castrated animal. A castrated animal is usually bigger in size and the meat is superior. (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 5, Pg: 297 & al-Muheetul Burhani, Vol: 6, Pg: …

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Earliest time of qurbani

Question and Answer: Q. I heard that Qurbani can be done on three days. I know that Eidul Adh-ha is on the 10th of Zul Hijjah. Does this mean that Qurbani can also be done two days after Eid? And what is the earliest time for Qurbani? A. The time …

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Taking a loan to do qurbani

Question and Answer: Q. I would like to do Qurbani but I do not have sufficient funds. I am not a person who pays Zakaat as I do not possess the Nisaab amount. I know I cannot afford to do Qurbani but can I take a loan and do Qurbani …

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On whom is qurbani wajib

Question and Answer: Q. On whom is Qurbani Wajib? A. Qurbani is Wajib (obligatory) on every Muslim who is A. Of sound mind – mature (has  reached the age of puberty), B. Muqeem (i.e. he is not a Shari traveller) C. Possesses the amount of 612,36 grams of silver or …

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