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The Qurbaan

 The Qurbaan is a demonstration of total submission to Allah. The Qurbaan offered by a Muslim signifies that he is a slave of Allah at his best, and he will not hesitate once he received an absolute command from his Creator, to surrender before it even at the price of his life and possessions. Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Prophet (SAW) said: No person has done a better deed on the day of nah’r (sacrifice) that is more beloved by Allah than shedding blood (to make qurbaan). And verily that animal will come forward on the Day of Qiyamah with its horns, hair and hoofs. And verily the blood before it reaches the earth, it reaches a level of distinct acceptance by Allah. Thus slaughter it with gladness, cheerfulness, happiness and intention. Narrated by Tirmithi

 

Procedure:


- It is sunnah for the person who has the intention to Qurbaan not to remove any nails or hair as from the 1st Thil Hijja or any day after it when intended to make Qurbaan until after the Qurbaan.


- Try to perform Qurbaan at home in presence of family members and friends.


- Try to perform it oneself if able, otherwise appoint a qualified person.


- The person whose sheep is about to be slaughtered should witness it and look how the blood flows.


- The animal should be placed on its left side in the direction of the qiblah, freeing its right foot and holding the other 3.


- Make sure the knife is sharp. -Keep the animals separate from the place of Qurbaan so that they do not witness the slaughtering of the other animals.


- Give the animal some water to drink.


- Do not let the animal see the knife.


- Recite the following at the time of slaughtering:


Inni waj jah tu wajhiya lil lathee fatoras samaawaati wal ardo wa alaa milati ibraheema haneefan wamaa ana minal mushrikeen, inna salaatee wanusukee wa mah yaaya, wa ma maatee lilaahi rab bil aalameen, laa shareeka lahu wa bi thaalika u mir tu wa ana minal muslimeen.


Verily I am turning my face earnestly towards Him Who have created the heavens and the earth. In accordance to the religion of Ibrahaheem and as a Muslim by nature upright, and I am not of those who ascribe partners to Allah. Verily my prayer, my worship/sacrifice, my life and death are for Allah, the Lord of the worlds. He has no partner and thus I am commanded and I am of those who submit.


- Say: Bismillah Allahu Akbar Allahumma hathaa an ______(mention name) & slaughter.


- It is sunnah to distribute the meat into 3 portions, not necessarily equal portions as follows: (1) the person on whose behalf the animal was slaughtered, preferably the smallest portion; (2) relatives & friends; (3) poor & needy. It is best to give all away except a small portion for himself.


- Qurbaan meat must be given to Muslims only but if certain parts of the meat are not used then it can be given to non Muslims.