How much does a Qurbani cost? The act of performing Online Qurbani involves the purchase of an animal and hence, the cost will invariably differ from one country to the other. Qurbani is about Love for Allah in contrast to love of self obedience. Loyalty to Allah in preference to loyalty to the family. Faith versus emotion. Struggle as opposed to pleasure.
Where is this spirit of Qurbani in our idle and aimless nights and days? Who is able to place the knife on his heart in order to slaughter the beasts of rebellion, hatred, jealousy, pride, and greed etc.? Qurbani is an annual reaffirmation of our pledge to Allah, a pledge that: “Verily my prayer, my sacrifices, my life and my death are surrendered to Allah; the God of the worlds.” Eid-ul-Adha reverberates with the cries of surrender, submission, and sacrifice. It is a grim reminder that life is about action, struggle, and endurance.
Virtues of Qurbani Qurbani is a practice directly instructed by Allah: “So turn in prayer towards your Lord and sacrifice (animals).” (108.2)
Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) has extolled its virtue in many Ahadith
1: There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Qurbani than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Judgment with its horns, hair, and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood falls on the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart. (Tirmizi, Ibn Majah)
2: Zaid lbn Arqam (R.A) relates that the Companions (R.A) queried, “O Muhammad (SAW), what is Qurbani?” He replied, “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (A.S).” They again asked, “What benefit do we derive from it?” He answered, “A reward for every hair (of the sacrificed animal).” “And (what reward is there for animals with) wool, O’ Muhammad (SAW)?” they asked. “A reward”, he said, “for every fiber of the wool.” (Ibne Majah)
3: When a person slaughters a Qurbani animal, he is forgiven at the fall of the first drop of blood, and verily, the animal shall be brought forward on the Day of Judgment with its blood, meat, limbs, etc. and shall be increased in weight seventy times, and then placed on the scale of deeds. (Kanzul Ummal).
4:“Sayeda Aisha (R.A) narrates that Muhammad (S.A) said, “There is no dearer deed of Ibne Adam in the days of Qurbani than flowing the blood (doing Qurbani) and that animal will come with his horns, hairs, and hooves on the day of Qayamt. The blood of the Qurbani reaches the stage of acceptance before it reaches the floor”. (Tirmizi, Ibn e Majah)
5: Sayeduna Abdullah Ibn Umar (R.A) narrates that the Beloved Prophet (S.A.W) said, “I have been ordered for the Yaumul Adha (The Day of Adha), Allah has made this day an Eid for the ummat. A man asked, “Oh Prophet (S.A.W), tell me if I have no animal besides a maneeha, so can I do Qurbani with it? He said, “No, but cut your hair, nails, and mustache and shave the hair below the navel, in this your Qurbani will be fulfilled near Allah.” (Abu Dawood, Nisaee)That is, whoever does not have the means to do Qurbani will get the reward for Qurbani by doing these things. 6: Imam Ahmad (R.A) narrates that the Beloved Prophet (SAW) said, “The best Qurbani is the one which expensive in price and very fat. (Imam Ahmad) 7: Sayeduna Ali (R.A) narrates that the Beloved Prophet (SAW) said, “Four animals are not proper for Qurbani: 1) One eyed whose one eyedness is evident 2) I’ll whose illness is visible 3) Crippled whose crippled nests is visible 4) Thin whose bones don’t have marrow (Imam Ahmad, Tirmizi, Abu Dawood, Nisaee, Ibne Majah)