Qurbani FAQs Answered

What is Qurbani?

Qurbani is a religious sacrifice of an animal, following in the footsteps of our beloved Prophet Ibrahim (as) and his ultimate devotion to Allah (swt). The Qurbani is made after the Eid ul Adha prayers, across the three days of Eid.

Once our beloved Prophet (SAW) was asked, what is Qurbani? The Prophet (SAW) answered: ‘It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (AS). For every hair of the Qurbani you receive a reward from Allah (SWT).' (Hadith - Tirmidhi).

Why do we sacrifice an animal during Qurbani?

It is reported in The Holy Quran that Prophet Ibrahim (as) had a vivid dream where he was being commanded to sacrifice his son, Ismail (as) for Allah (swt). When he shared this vision with his son, Ismail (as) said: "O my father! Do as you are commanded: you will find me, if Allah so wills, one practicing patience and constancy."

When Prophet Ibrahim (as) carried out the commandment, Allah (swt) replaced Ismail (as) with a ram.


How can I perform a Qurbani with SKT Welfare?

You can perform Qurbani with us and donate by sending a cheque, cash, online www.sktwelfare.org or by calling us on: +44 (0) 300 3020 786

How is the Qurbani distributed?

We distribute Qurbani on Eid day straight after the sacrifice is performed. The meat is packaged in plastic bags and distributed amongst the most needy in that community.

Can I choose the Qurbani meat to sacrifice?

This depends on the location and type of animal available in addition to local customs which affects which animal is sacrificed and given to the beneficiary i.e either goat, sheep or cow, etc. 

How is a cow divided for Qurbani?

A cow is divided into seven parts. An individual can purchase any number of parts or a whole cow for Qurbani.

When is Qurbani performed?

Qurbani is performed after Eid al Adha prayers.

How do I know if my Qurbani is after Eid al Adha prayers if I am in the UK and Qurbani is in another country?

We ensure that in every region we work in, Qurbani is performed after the UK prayer time.

Qurbani can be performed up to 2 or 3 days after Eid al Adha

Is the animal of good quality?

We follow Sharia in order to procure the meat for Qurbani; in each region:

  • A healthy animal is sacrificed
  • The animal is older than one year in age
  • The meat is of a good quality that has not been stunned in the slaughter process and is safe for human consumption
How much meat is given to each person?

We distribute approximately 1.5kg of meat per family, and this is often enough for them to eat meals for up to a week.

At SKT Welfare we believe in making sure there is a sufficient amount for the family to truly benefit from Qurbani and to happily celebrate Eid al Adha.

How will you carry out and distribute Qurbani during the Coronavirus pandemic?

We will strictly follow all guidance available in the relevant countries, and ensure we are practicing the highest levels of safety and hygiene. Our teams will all be wearing protective clothing, be working 2 metres apart and be frequently washing their hands. All deliveries of Qurbani meat will be contactless. When we deliver meat to people’s homes, we place the package outside their door, knock on the door and step away. At distribution points, we ensure all those receiving their Qurbani meat are waiting 2 metres apart, wearing masks and been provided with hand sanitiser.

What do you do with the animal skins and waste?

We dispose of the animal waste in a safe and environment-friendly manner in the local area. We donate the animal skins to a local mosque or educational institution, who in turn sell the skins in the market. The money they receive for the skins is used to provide vulnerable children from the local area with quality education.

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