The different types of animals that can be sacrificed in Qurbani

The different types of animals that can be sacrificed in Qurbani

 

Qurbani is a ritual sacrifice performed by Muslims during the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, which commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. In the Islamic tradition, the sacrifice is typically performed by slaughtering an animal and distributing the meat to the poor and needy.

The types of animals that can be sacrificed in Qurbani include:

  1. Sheep or lamb: These animals are the most common choice for Qurbani as they are relatively affordable and can be easily handled by one or two people. The animal must be at least look like a one year old. Above six month of age.

  2. Goat: Goats are also a popular choice for Qurbani, particularly in areas where sheep are not readily available. The animal must be at least one year old.

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  7. Cattle (cow, ox, or buffalo): These animals are larger and more expensive than sheep or goats, but they can also provide more meat for distribution. The animal must be at least two years old.

  8. Camel: Camels are the least common animal used for Qurbani, as they are more expensive and difficult to handle. However, they can provide a large amount of meat for distribution. The animal must be at least five years old.

It is important to note that the animal being sacrificed must be in good health and free from any defects or illnesses. The slaughter must also be performed in a humane and respectful manner, following Islamic guidelines and principles. The meat from the sacrifice is then divided into three parts: one-third for the person performing the sacrifice, one-third for friends and family, and one-third for the poor and needy.

 

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