Qurbani FAQs

Your Qurbani FAQs Answered

Q. 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 al Adha prayers.

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).

Q. Why do we sacrifice an animal during Qurbani?

It is reported in The Holy Quran that Prophet Ibrahim (AS) saw that he offered his son Isma'eel (AS) in sacrifice to Allah (SWT). When he shared this vision with his son, Isma'eel (AS) said: "O my father! Do as you are commanded: you will find me, if Allah so wills, one practicing patience and constancy." However, when Prophet Ibrahim (AS) carried out the commandment, Allah (SWT) replaced him with a ram.

Q. 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

Q. 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.

The quantity is sufficient for a family of five to have a protein packed healthy meal often enough for three meals.

Q. 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. 

Q. 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.

Q. When is Qurbani performed?

Qurbani is performed after Eid al Adha prayers.

Q. 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

Q. 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

Q. How much meat is given to each person?

We ensure there is enough meat to provide a healthy protein packed meal for a family of five, and often there is enough for three meals for the family. 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.