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Qurbani FAQ's

Muslim Hands

Qurbani is a time of great-reflection on the devotion of Ibrahim (as) to follow Allah's (SWT) command. It is also a time for us to realize that everything we own in this world belongs to Allah and to Him we surrender.

Here are all your Qurbani questions answered:

1. Who needs to offer Qurbani?

The Hanafi school states that any adult, sane Muslim who possesses the Nisab value must give a Qurbani. So if you are eligible to pay Zakat, you need to offer a Qurbani. 

The Maliki and Hanbali schools state that the person responsible for the household can make the Qurbani on their behalf. 

However, in many households today, it is not uncommon to have two or more people who pay Zakat. The best and safest option is for a Qurbani to be offered for each person eligible for giving Zakat.

2. When should I donate my Qurbani?

Most people choose to give their Qurbani during the days of Dhul Hijjah, however, as quotas get filled early, we urge you to give your Qurbani as early as possible.

3. Which animals do Muslim Hands provide for sacrifice?

We select the sacrificial animals based on their availability and value in each location. Whether there is a sheep, goat or a share in a cow, the reward of your Qurbani is the same. For more information on each location's animals, please call our office on 021 633 6413 or email us at [email protected]

4. What locations do Muslim Hands offer Qurbani?

This Eid-ul-Adha, we are offering Qurbani in 11 locations globally: India, Malawi, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, The Gambia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, SenegalSouth Africa and Where Most Needed. When you give to the 'Where Most Needed' fund, you allow our experts to allocate your Qurbani to a location where the need is highest.

5. When will my Qurbani be distributed?

At Muslim Hands, we ensure that your Qurbani is conducted after Eid Salah, and fresh meat is distributed in poverty-sticken communities during the days of Eid. Rest assured that we carry out your sacrifice in the most Islamic manner.

6. What is a Prophetic Qurbani?

The Prophet (saw) used to offer an extra animal for Qurbani on behalf of the poor and needy who could not afford to sacrifice an animal for themselves. This year, you too can follow this Sunnah and give an additional animal for Qurbani. Double your impact, double your reward!

What should I do if I missed my Qurbani?

If you have missed giving a Qurbani, you must make up for it by offering the market value of one sheep or goat to the poor. You can do this through Muslim Hands.

We pray Allah SWT accept from you and from us, Ameen.


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Established in 1996, Muslim Hands SA NPC is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.