| Qurbani/Udhiya – 2012 - India
Last date for accepting your
Online Qurbani orders 26 October 2012.
on 27 October we will
try but we are not sure. All help is from Allah.
Qurbani Orders on 28 October will be difficult.
Only Allah makes the difficult easy.
order 29 October
We have two options:
A. Share in buffalo:
Rs 2200 (per share) in a buffalo of 100kg approx. (Will
insha Allah be performed within India, in not so privileged areas.)
B. A Sheep/Goat
9000 (per sheep) weight 25kg approx. (Will insha
Allah be performed within India, in not so privileged areas.)
Above costs inclusive include: Cost of the animal & its care till
qurbani is done, Slaughtering fee; Supervision & Distribution costs;
credit card / banking transaction charges. Note: If costs are reduced for any
reason, then the excess funds will be used for relief and welfare of the
underprivileged sections of the community.
Qurbani Meat will insha Allah be sincerely distributed to poor and needy
in and about the neighbouring areas, as the qurbani is planned in one of
the poorest areas in the country.
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"Our Lord! Accept [this sacrifice] from us: for
Thou art the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing." (Qur’an 2:127)
Please make your selection below.
You can add the name(s)* for whom the Qurbani is being done in the Check-Out page in the
“Comments or Special Instructions” box.
|A share in Big Animal / Buffalo (1/7th)
@ Rs 2200
|Goat / Sheep
@ Rs 9000
(We prefer Debit Cards, though you may use credit cards and netbanking
(We prefer Debit Cards, though you may use credit
cards and netbanking also)
Cash Payment may be possible if requested before 23th October in
certain cities. Fill this form before
A Qurbani of a sheep/goat is worth 1 share
A Qurbani of a big animal (eg buffalo) is worth 7
*It is not necessary to give all the names of the
people who are giving Qurbanis. The person giving Qurbani simply makes the
intention that the Qurbani is being performed on behalf of such-and-such a
person. You make your own intention for who you are giving Qurbani when
you choose to donate through our program.
Pray that Allah helps us make your Eid ul
Adha Sacrifice 2012 successful
General Information about Qurbani
Sacrifice on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha
(Qurbani) is performed by Charity Alliance on behalf of donors and is
distributed amongst the poor.
Qurbani, Sacred Sacrifice: Help feed the hungry and provide sustenance for
those in need around the
Muslims sacrifice an animal as Qurbani, which represents the story of the
Prophet Ibrahim and his son Ismael.
Charity Alliance extends helping hands towards you for performing Qurbani
on behalf you and promising to distribute the entire
meat among poor & destitute family. We are striving hard to enable your
sacrifice at Eid-Uz-Zuha (Eid al-Adha) reach needy and deserving people.
As the Eid al-Adha festival days grow nearer, herders tend to increase the
prices of goats and sheeps.
• The best way to offer Qurbani is to perform it yourself. For those not
able to fulfill this obligation, Charity Alliance assists by performing
Qurbani on their behalf as distributing among need is difficult.
Many of these families don't get to eat meat all year other than this
occasion due to extreme poverty. May Allah (swt) reward all who shared in
this effort to make it possible, and accept it from all of us.
What is Qurbani?
Udhiyyah: This is also known as Qurbani or sacrifice. It is Wajib upon all
mature Muslims who, on the day of `Eid al-Azha, possess Nisab. Whoever
qualifies for this is required to purchase a sheep or goat of more than
one year in age, and slaughter that in the name of Allah after the `Eid
prayer preferably on the same day. The sacrifice can also be done on the
two days after Eid. If one fails to make the sacrifice in these three days
he will still have to donate the value of the animal (this remains Wajib).
From the meat he may eat himself and feed his family and also distribute
meat amongst the poor Muslims.
Note: One may slaughter goats or sheep, which constitute one sacrifice
each, or one may slaughter a larger animal (i.e. cow or buffalo) which
will be counted as seven sacrifices each. In the event of living in a
wealthy country, it is better that one sacrifices one part locally to
fulfill the Sunnah of sacrificing oneself; and to arrange for the
remaining sacrifices to be performed in a poorer country, where the poor
may also partake of it. For many Muslims around the world the only time
they can eat meat is during the time of Qurbani.
In addition to it being an ordained act and a Sunnah of Ibrahim (Alayhis-Salaam)
and of all Muslims, The Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) has said
that for every hair of his/her sacrificed animal a person will get a
reward. (al-Hakim, at-Tirmidhi and Ahmad)
‘Udhiya’ is an Arabic word meaning "blood sacrifice", and ‘Qurbani’ is an
Urdu and Persian word derived from the Arabic word "Qurban" which
literally means an act performed to seek Allah’s pleasure. It is
technically used for the sacrifice of an animal slaughtered for the sake
The sacrifice of an animal has always been a recognised form of worship in
many religions, but in the ‘Shariah’ (Islamic sacred law) of our beloved
Prophet the sacrifice of an animal has been recognised as a form of
worship only during the three days of the month Zulhijjah, namely the
10th, 11th, and 12th .
‘Qurbani’ is ‘wajib’ (compulsory) according to Imam Abu Hanifah (and
sunnat-e-muakkadah according to other Imams) upon every ‘mukeem’
(domiciled) and who possesses 613.35 grams of silver or its equivalent in
money, personal ornaments, stock in trade or any other form of wealth
which is surplus to his/her basic needs. Each adult member of a family who
possesses that much wealth must perform his/her own ‘Qurbani’ separately.
Hazrat Ibn Umar reports that the Messenger of Allah lived in Madinah
Munawarah for ten years and performed ‘Qurbani’ every year. (Tirmizi)
Note: Despite the fact that the Prophet was not obliged to sacrifice as he
never possessed the required amount of wealth, he still did so as can be
conceived from the above Hadith.
Hazrat Abu Hurairah reports that the Apostle of Allah has said : "Whoever
has the capacity to sacrifice and does not do so, should not come to the
place where the Eid prayer is offered." (Ibn Majah). Hence we can
understand the importance of ‘Udhiya’ from the above ‘Hadith’, therefore
each and every Muslim who is obliged should offer it, and if possible
within their domicile. This will not only create an atmosphere of ‘Eid’
and ‘Qurbani’ in the community but will also serve as a lesson for
generations to come.
Order your Qurbani
Ensure that the Qurbani animal fulfils the necessary
conditions of Qurbani. It has been observed that some Muslims have been
using under-age animals for Qurbani. This is invalid and Qurbani will not
- Cattle must be at least 2 years old, goats and sheep
at least a year. However, only sheep that are more than 6 months old but
appear to be like a year old are allowed.
- The enclosure where the animal/animals are kept
should be well ventilated with sufficient animal feed and water.
- The place of slaughter should be positioned away from
the view of other animals and with a reasonable supply of water and a
pit/hole or outlet for blood.
- Animals should be well treated and cared for. They
should not be hurt, kicked, carelessly dragged around, unnecessarily
frightened or given undue difficulty.
- The knife should be sharp. Unfortunately Muslims have
been particularly negligent in this respect. However, the knife should
never be sharpened nor displayed in front of the animal/s.
- It is masnoon (sunnah) for both the slaughterer and
the animal to face Qibla when slaughtering.
- All traces of blood should be cleared before
slaughtering the next animal.
- Skinning the animal should only commence when signs
of life no longer remain.
- Novices and those slaughtering for the first time
should be explained the correct method and supervised in order not to
inflict unnecessary pain to the animal. Firm pressure must be exerted to
swiftly sever all veins.
- Women who wish to slaughter or see their animal being
slaughtered may do so provided they adhere to the laws of Hijaab. Sadly
it is observed that on this auspicious occasion of Qurbani the Shariah
laws are compromised by the inter mingling of women and men at the
- Learn the basic rulings from the Ulama and seek their
guidance in order to make this a spiritually rejuvenating and uplifting
Perform Qurbani with utmost sincerity in the hope of
reward and purification from all spiritual maladies.
Literally means that which is slaughtered during the days of sacrifice.
Technically it refers to the particular animal that is slaughtered with
the intention of worship during the period of sacrifice (10 12 Dul
1. The Blessed Final Messenger of Allah (Salla Allahu ta'ala Alayhi
wa Sallam0 said, " On the day of sacrifice there is no deed of the
son of Adam (alaihi as-salaam) which is more liked by Allah (Subhanahu
wa Ta'ala) than the drop of blood. The slaughtered animal will come
on the Day of Judgement with its horns, hoofs and hairs. The blood is
accepted by Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) before it drops on the
ground and they will be made happy by it". (Ibn Maajah)
2. The Noble Companions (Radi'Allahu ta'ala Anhum) once asked
: O Beloved Messenger (Salla Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam)
what are these sacrifices ? He (Salla Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam)
replied, " This is the way of your father Ibraheem." They then
asked : what do we get for them, O Allah's Messenger ? He (Salla
Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam) said " For each hair you receive a
merit." They asked : what about the wool ? He (Salla Allahu ta'ala
alayhi wa Sallam) replied, " For every hair of wool there is a
merit." (Ibn Maajah)
Making the sacrifice is Wajib under the following conditions ;
1. Being a Muslim for it is worship therefore not obligatory on a
2. Being a freeman therefore not for the slave because he owns nothing.
3. Being a resider thus it's not obligatory on a traveller because if it
becomes obligatory on a traveller it will
be a distraction in his travel. But if he makes sacrifice
voluntarily it will be valid. The sacrifice is Wajib
on all citizens, villagers and the people of deserts.
4. Capability and affordability : If he meets the criteria required for
a person to pay Zakaat al-Fitr.
5. The days of sacrifice : there are three days of sacrifice ; 10th,11th
and 12th of Dhul Hijjah and the most
excellent of them is the first day. It is better to slaughter
during the daytime.
These conditions apply equally to men and women so the women must also
slaughter the animals and give the sacrifice if they fulfil the
Rationale of Sacrifice
sacrifice is a means of coming closer to Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala).
The Qur'an al-kareem says, " Therefore offer prayer for your Lord, and
do the sacrifice." (Al-Qur'an : 108 : 2)
The Qur'an also says : " Say you, undoubtedly, my prayer, my sacrifice,
my life and my death are for the Lord of the Universe." (Al-Qur'an :
6 : 163).
The sacrifice here refers to the slaughtering of an animal for the
purpose of seeking the purpose of Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala).
2. To revive the practise of Ibrahim Alayhi Assalam when he
was about to slaughter his son Ishmail (Alayhi Assalam) and as
an exchange for his son he sacrificed a ram. Allah (Subhanahu wa
Ta'ala) says, " And we compensated him with a great sacrifice.
" (Al-Qur'an : 37 : 107)
3. To be generous to
the family on the Eid Day and to show kindness to the needy and the
4. Thanksgiving to
Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) for providing us with animals for
our benefit. Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) says, " And eat from
them and feed the content and the needy as he has made them for your
service so that you may be grateful. " (Al-Qur'an : 22 :36)
The Time of Sacrifice
The time of sacrifice begins after sunrise on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah.
However for city dwellers they should wait until the Eid prayer has been
completed. The Blessed Messenger (Salla Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa
Sallam of Allah said : " Whosoever slaughters before the Eid Prayer
has slaughtered it for himself and whoever has slaughtered after the Eid
Prayer has protected his sacrifice and followed the practise of Muslims.
The Beloved Messenger (Salla
Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam) also said, " Who slaughtered before
Prayer he must give sacrifice anew." (Bukhari Shareef)
However people in rural
areas can slaughter after dawn. It is permissable for three days i.e
10th to 12th Dhul Hijjah. The condition is that an animal must be
slaughtered, simply paying the equivalent price of an animal or giving
the animal it self as charity is not sufficient because Adhiya refers to
The animals of Sacrifice--Which
Animals from anyone of the following three groups can be slaughtered :
Sheep, Camel or Cow, this includes goat and buffalo. Both the male and
female as well as castrated and non-castrated are permissible. However
wild animals are not permissible.
The camel should be at
least five years old, the cow should be at least two years and the
goat/sheep should be one year but if the sheep's kid looks big and fat
it is lawful as young as six months.
How many are to
Up to seven people can take equal share in a cow and a camel but for a
sheep and goat a single person.
They should be healthy and free from any visible defects. One-eyed or
blind or crippled and lame animals that cannot walk to the
slaughterhouse should not be sacrificed. Not an animal with a chopped
ear or a tail, but if a major portion of the ear or tail remains then it
is permissible to sacrifice them. (Qudoori)
It is preferred that the animal be big, fat and beautiful.
It is better to slaughter the animal with one's own hands, if one is
able to do so. The Most Beloved Prophet
(Salla Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam) drove one hundred camels
and slaughtered over sixty of them with his own hands and the remainder
were slaughtered by Hadrat Ali (Radi'Allahu ta'ala Anhu). If
one cannot slaughter them by himself, help from others can be
sought. However one should at least witness the slaughtering. Since the
Blessed Messenger (Salla Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam) said
to Fatima (Radi'Allahu ta'ala Anha) " O Fatima ! daughter of
Muhammad Salla Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam get up and be
present with your animal, for its first drop of blood will bring you
forgiveness and recite " My prayer, my sacrifice, my life and my death
are all for Allah the Lord of the Universe and has no associate. " Its
meat and blood will be put onto your scales and multiplied seventy times
so Abu Saeed Al-Khudri (Radi Allahu ta'ala anhu) asked O
Messenger ! Is this specifically for the family of Muhammad (Salla
Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam) or for all the Muslims ? He
replied it is specifically for the family of Muhammad (Salla Allahu
ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam) and for the Muslims as a whole.
Distribution of the Meat ;
It is preferred that the meat be divided into three equal parts, one
third to be eaten by the family, one third to be presented to freinds
and one third given as a charity to the needy. The Beloved Messenger (Salla
Allahu ta'ala alayhi wa Sallam) said, " Eat, store and
donate. " (Muslim)
It is permissible to
donate all of the meat as is also permissible to keep all of the meat
for one's own use if one has a big family and the family is needy. In
this state it is better to keep it for the family and be generous
towards them. However the skin must be donated or made it for use in the
home (as a prayer mat), but it should not be given to the butcher as a
compensation for his labour.
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