The Qurban of Eid

25 June 2023 by Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil Ar-Rabbani


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Shukr to Allah ﷻ we are in these holy days. The name of Eid ul-Adha speaks for itself – we must slaughter Qurban. It is Wajib to slaughter it for those who have Nisab as long as they are mature. It is not necessary for children. Someone who is mature and has Nisab which means he has around 100 grams in a year, it is Wajib for him to make Qurban according to Hanafi Madhhab. According to other Madhhabs, it is Sunnah Mu’akkadah.

It is the duty that our Holy Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam did every year both as Wajib and as Sunnah Muakkadah, as the duty you have to carry out. It is the duty that Muslims should and can do. There is great wisdom in it. And there is great Thawab given by Allah ﷻ. Our Holy Prophet salla Llāhu ‘alayhi wa-sallam says you benefit from it and you attain great Thawab. There is Thawab for each hair of slaughtered Qurban. There is Thawab in each blood that flows out.

And then you can either distribute Qurban, or eat it yourself. Poor and needy ones may eat it. They can keep it however they want, or eat it completely. There is no problem and no sin for eating it. But as a principle, one third remains at home, one third is given to friends, and one third is given to poor ones.

Of course, it is best to stand by Qurban and slaughter it yourself. It is better, but there is no such opportunity these days to do so. Therefore, many people appoint someone else to slaughter it. They do it here or in another place. It is better to slaughter in your place. But as there are poor people all over the world, it is ok to do that so that there is benefit to Muslims. Some poor people eat meat once a year and some even once in a couple of years. Therefore, there is no problem in sending it to other places by appointing someone and having it slaughtered on your behalf.

Certainly, when Qurban is made, two Rakā’at Sunnah prayer must be performed. Accordingly, if you can’t do it at the same time, you can find out when it is slaughtered and pray two Rakā’at on the same or the next day. Doing that brings great benefit to people.

When you appoint someone for Qurban, you say your name and your mother’s name, and tell him you make him your Wakeel (proxy). Or you may be Wakeel for someone who wants to make Qurban. And they must say there is permission for it. Sometimes they appoint someone without giving names. That may be ok according to their intention. However, it is necessary to give the names. We should not ignore this.

The religion of Islam is the true religion. It has shown and told the ‘Adaab and principles of everything. It is much more virtuous to follow these ‘Adaab and principles. If you do it without knowing or forget it, Allah ﷻ will accept it according to your intention insha’Allah. May Allah ﷻ bless it. May He ﷻ let us make Qurban, because as we said, making Qurban brings Barakah and there is benefit to us. It is a great favor and great benefit from all aspects.

Whoever can make Qurban should certainly do it. If he can’t do it himself, as we said, now is not like in old times. In old times, they used to bring Qurban home. Everyone slaughtered it in their homes and distributed it. Nowadays, there is not much opportunity for it. Therefore, there are places where they do it and places where you can send it. Doing this will bring great benefit to Muslims with the permission of Allah ﷻ. There will be Barakah and you will attain Thawab. May Allah ﷻ accept it. May Allah ﷻ let us reach many more years insha’Allah.

Wa min Allah at-Tawfiq. Al-Fatiha.


Mawlana Sheikh Muhammad Adil ar-Rabbani

25 June 2023/ 07 Dhu l-Hijjah 1444

Akbaba Dergah, Istanbul

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