The rules and guidelines for performing Qurbani

The rules and guidelines for performing Qurbani


Qurbani is a religious practice in Islam that involves sacrificing an animal (usually a goat, sheep, cow, or camel) during the festival of Eid al-Adha. The following are the rules and guidelines for performing Qurbani:

  1. Eligibility: The person performing Qurbani must be a Muslim who is mentally sound and has reached puberty.

  2. Timing: Qurbani can only be performed during the three days of Eid al-Adha, which falls on the 10th, 11th, and 12th days of the Islamic month of Dhul-Hijjah.

  3. Animal selection: The animal selected for Qurbani must meet certain criteria, including being healthy, free from any physical defects or illnesses, and of a certain age (depending on the type of animal).

  4. Method of sacrifice: The animal must be sacrificed in the name of Allah by a trained and experienced person, who should use a sharp knife to make a swift and deep incision across the throat, severing the jugular veins and carotid arteries of the animal.

  5. Distribution of meat: The meat from the animal should be divided into three parts: one-third for the person performing the Qurbani, one-third for friends and family, and one-third for the poor and needy.

  6. Intention: The person performing Qurbani should have a clear intention to carry out the sacrifice in accordance with the Islamic teachings and to seek the pleasure of Allah.

  7. Financial obligation: The person performing Qurbani must have the financial means to do so, as it is considered a religious obligation for those who can afford it.

  8. Cleanliness and hygiene: The animal should be kept in a clean and hygienic environment before the sacrifice, and the meat should be handled and stored in a clean and hygienic manner after the sacrifice.

It is important to note that Qurbani is a serious religious practice and should be carried out with respect and reverence. Muslims should also remember the spirit of sacrifice and the importance of sharing with those less fortunate during this auspicious occasion.


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