Qurbani is a significant Islamic act


We often do Qurbani once a year and check it off our to-do lists without considering the spiritual benefits. Like Zakat, Qurbani is viewed as a once-a-year transaction that is rewarded but does not directly benefit.

However, Qurbani is a significant Islamic act that, if we do Qurbani with sincerity and belief, could bring one closer to Allah, His Messenger (saw), and the Ummah. 

The following hadith also explains the significance of Qurbani. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) stated: there is nothing more precious to Allah during the days of Qurbani than the sacrificing of animals.


By reciting "Bismillah Allahu Akbar," the animal is sacrificed. It is necessary to slaughter the animal immediately without saying or doing anything else. 

After saying the Basmala, then you sharpened the knife, the Basmala must be recited again.

Before the animal is sacrificed, the person must recite "Bismillah Allahu Akbar" again if he gets up from its correct position.

The Basmala need not be recited again if the person picks up a new knife after being told the Basmala.

Assuming after presenting Basmalah over an animal, the individual leaves the animal and continues toward penance for another animal, then the Basmala should be repeated.

"Bismillah Allahu Akbar" must be recited for each animal if many animals are to be sacrificed one at a time.

Looking After the Needy People

Donating Qurbani meat helps poor people on Eid al Adha. 

Allah (SWT) said in Quran: 

"Among ordained rites of Allah for your benefit are the animal sacrifices. You will reference the name of Allah on them while they remain in line. You will consume them and provide food for the needy people after they are sacrification. Our gratitude was expressed by subduing them for you."

– Quran 22:36

A Form of Authenticating Gratitude to Allah

A feast is held for Allah's servants with Qurbani. When we are done with Qurbani, there is a devotion to Allah (swt)'s rationale. It is a means of showing Our gratitude for the many blessings Allah (s.w.t.) has bestowed upon us for bringing us closer to Allah and protecting us from difficulties.

Festivity With the Ummah

During the Eid ul-Adha celebrations, Qurbani brings the entire Ummah together by sacrificing an animal and giving the meat to poor and needy families. By a Qurbani donation, we fulfill a sacred duty and assist people. 

In conclusion, Qurbani has been directed due to its numerous social, religious, and moral advantages. 

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