Watch the Story of Qurbani

We called to him, “O Ibrahim, you have fulfilled the vision. Indeed, we thus reward the doers of good. Indeed, this was a clear trial.” -The Holy Qur’an 37:104

The story of Qurbani begins before Islam, with the Prophet Ibrahim (as) and his son Ismail (as). It reminds us of their strength of faith, and of God’s favour and mercy upon the believers. Watch their story and share this page with your family and friends to spread the joy and wisdom!


The Story of Qurbani

Ibrahim (as) was childless for many years before he and Hajar (as) were blessed with Ismail (as).

Ismail (as) was the first of his two sons and the fulfilment of a promise Allah (swt) made to his Prophet many years ago – that his descendants would be as plentiful as the stars in the sky above him.

But Allah (swt) willed to test Ibrahim (as). When his son was old enough to walk, Ibrahim (as) had a dream. In it, he sacrificed Ismail (as).

The Prophet had the same dream on three consecutive nights before he understood it to be a divine command and not a trick of the devil. Ibrahim (as) told his young son about the dream and Ismail (as) replied:

Oh my father, do as you are commanded. You will find me, if Allah wills, of the steadfast. -The Holy Qur’an 37:102

Both father and son submitted to Allah’s (swt) command and set off to Mina. While preparing to carry out the sacrifice, Prophet Ibrahim heard the following revelation:

We called to him, “O Ibrahim, you have fulfilled the vision. Indeed, we thus reward the doers of good. Indeed, this was a clear trial.” -The Holy Qur’an 37:104

Allah (swt) replaced Ismail’s (as) with a magnificent beast and willed that Ibrahim (as) complete the intention of the sacrifice.

And we ransomed him with a great sacrifice. And we left for him [favourable mention] among later generations. Peace be upon Ibraham. -The Holy Qur’an 37:107

Back to Latest News