07 Jul Importance of Qurbani (Sacrificing Animals)
What is Qurbani?
Qurbani, in the Islamic belief, relates to sacrificing an animal for the sake of Allah. This act is prominently done during the Islamic festival Eid ul Adha. It is in remembrance of Prophet Ibraheem (May Peace be Upon Him) also known as Prophet Abraham (May Peace be Upon Him) in Christianity & Judaism. It is also a remembrance of the mercy that Allah showed to our beloved Prophet.
Eid ul Adha is linked to one of the pillars of Islam, Hajj, an extremely important pilgrimage Muslims are told to undertake during this period.
What Is the Logic Behind Qurbani?
Dr. Zakir Naik very nicely explains in his question and answer segment that Muslims sacrifice animals so that our piety (Taqwa) reaches Allah.
لَن يَنَالَ اللَّهَ لُحُومُهَا وَلَا دِمَاؤُهَا وَلَٰكِن يَنَالُهُ التَّقْوَىٰ مِنكُمْ ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ سَخَّرَهَا لَكُمْ لِتُكَبِّرُوا اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا هَدَاكُمْ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ الْمُحْسِنِينَ – 22:37
“Their meat will not reach Allah, nor will their blood, but what reaches Him is piety from you. Thus have We subjected them to you that you may glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and give good tidings to the doers of good.” (Surah Al Hajj, Verse 37)
It is so that Muslims around the world remember that the most beloved for all Muslims is our Creator. Moreover, when animals have been sacrificed, the meat is shared between family, friends and to the poor. Imagine all those who can, distribute their sacrifice to the poor, it means statistically, no poor person would go hungry on the day of Eid.
Why Should I Donate My Qurbani to New Life Charity Trust?
The poor people of Bangladesh have to go so long without a proper meal. Eid gives us the opportunity to provide the poor families and children meat. Food which will help the starving and give them an opportunity to celebrate Eid the way we all celebrate Eid. It will give them the happiness that they also deserve.
In 2017, we slaughtered 87 cows and by the mercy of Allah benefited over 15,000 people. Thousands of people had meals on their plate and happiness glowing from their face. Don’t the poor deserve a day of celebration?
Learn more about our mission during this Eid and help us reach more people this Eid 2020.