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What is Eid Qurbani?

What is Eid Qurbani?

Qurbani is a sacrifice made in remembrance of Allah (SWT).

We replicate the sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim (AS) to Allah (SWT), showing his worship and devotion to his Lord.

We mark this on the holy day of Eid al-Adha.

When is Eid Qurbani?

This year, Eid al-Adha is expected to fall on Sunday 16th June 2024 (dependent on moon sightings).

Qurbani takes place after the Eid prayer on Eid al-Adha – not before. Eid al-Adha lasts three days.

Any sacrifice made before Eid prayer counts as Sadaqah – not Qurbani. Therefore, another sacrifice must be made to count as Qurbani.

“Whoever slaughtered the sacrifice before offering the Eid prayer, should slaughter another sacrifice in its place; and whoever has not slaughtered their sacrifice yet, should slaughter now”.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)- Bukhari

Here at Islamic Relief, you can donate right up until the end of the third day after Eid (13th of Dhul-Hijjah) before Maghreb salah.

What is Eid Salah?

Prayer is a crucial part of Eid celebrations. On this day, Muslims join in congregational prayer and give thanks to Allah (SWT). The Eid celebration lasts for three days and is welcomed by the Eid Salah (prayer). 

Following the Eid prayer on the first day of Eid al-Adha, we offer a sacrifice – Qurbani – to remember the sacrifice made by Prophet Ibrahim (AS) to Allah (SWT). 

A portion of this meat (from a sheep, goat, cow, or camel) then goes to help those in need. 

Where does prayer happen?

The Eid prayer, which takes place in the early morning (after Fajr) on the first day of Eid, is traditionally prayed in an open space or field subject to the weather conditions. The Eid prayer also takes place inside of mosques. Muslims are encouraged to pray in Jama’ah (congregation) with their local Muslim community on occasions such as Eid. 

Please check with your local mosque for the prayer schedule in your local area. 

What is the significance of Eid al-Adha?

By giving Qurbani, we follow in the footsteps of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and remember his devotion to Allah (SWT). Eid al-Adha is also a time for us to reflect on any sacrifices we have made in the days of Dhul Hijjah for the sake of Allah (SWT). Muslims across the globe also fast and perform Hajj during these blessed days. Learn more about the Sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and The Virtues of Dhul Hijjah. 

So, as we remember the millions of people across the globe struggling against poverty, why not make your sacrifice today?

By donating today, you can ensure that your Qurbani will be carried out on the blessed day of Eid al-Adha.

Donate Qurbani and make your sacrifice.

Check out this playlist on YouTube to see how our teams on the ground distribute your Qurbani.

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We ensure our content is reviewed and verified by qualified scholars to provide you with the most accurate information. This webpage was last reviewed by Sheikh Saalim Al-Azhari.

Page last reviewed: 1 June 2022


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