Is Your Qurbani in line with the Sunnah?
When making our intention, we must ensure that it is sincere. And Allah (swt) knows our intentions best.Sacrifice a share in a cow for £50 Sacrifice a goat/sheep for £115 Sacrifice a cow for £350
With Eid ul-Adha just around the corner, many of us are shopping around for the best Qurbani price deals from charities. But when entrusting our Qurbani to a third-party, do we stop to consider two vital things?
- Can the charity really deliver our Qurbani at the rate they promise without compromising those factors that can make it void?
- Are we really being sincere in our intentions when we opt for the cheapest price?
Habil and Qabil
And recite to them the story of Adam’s two sons, in truth, when they both offered a sacrifice [to Allah ], and it was accepted from one of them but was not accepted from the other. Said [the latter], “I will surely kill you.” Said [the former], “Indeed, Allah only accepts from the righteous [who fear Him]. -The Holy Qur’an 5:27
The first known people to have offered a sacrifice to Allah (swt) were Habil and Qabil, the sons of Prophet Adam (as). It is understood from Islamic sources that Adam (as) commanded the two brothers to make a sacrifice in order to resolve a dispute. While Habil took care to select the very best of his animals, Qabil was miserly and did not do the same. And so Habil’s sacrifice was accepted by Allah (swt) and Qabil’s was not.
Habil and Qabil’s is the earliest story which highlights the importance of offering the very best from what you can give and with the sincerest intention of drawing near to Allah (swt). But perhaps the story most familiar to Muslims is that of the Prophet Ibrahim (as), who demonstrated a faith so strong that he was willing to sacrifice his own child for Allah (swt).
When making our Qurbani intention, we must be just as sincere. And Allah (swt) knows our intentions best.
The Wisdom of Market Research
Qurbani is an act of piety and charities who perform Qurbani on behalf of millions of Muslims each year carry a great responsibility. Yet many waste the opportunity, participating in ‘a race to the bottom’ and competing with each other to offer the cheapest prices to get more orders. Unfortunately, many of us buy into this.
A cheap Qurbani often means a lower quality animal. It could endanger the validity of your sacrifice if the age, health and wellbeing of the animal do not meet the conditions set out by the Sunnah.
A cheap Qurbani often means relying on unprofessional slaughterhouses where bad practices, poor conditions, and a lack of monitoring could compromise the shari’ah ruling on halal.
And lastly, a cheap Qurbani often means short-cuts in packaging and transportation which, in the summer heat, could mean your Qurbani meat spoils before it even reaches the poor.
Not being able to afford an expensive animal or having to be cost-efficient at this uncertain time is understandable. But the onus still lies with us to do our research and entrust our sacrifice to a reliable organisation.
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