Wisdom of Sacrifice (Qurbani) In Islam

Allah says in the Qur’aan: ‘It is not their flesh nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches him.’ 22:37

This verse demonstrates the true purpose of Qurbani that Allah does not need blood or flesh. The only   judged is piety on which Allah accepts Qurbai. According to the Scholars and philosophers the act of Qurban of animal livestock for the sake of Allah reveals the true submission to Allah and creates the sense of sacrificing everything for his pleasure. The life of great Prophet of Allah Ibrahim demonstrates that he sacrificed everything for the sake of Allah Almighty in best manner. His life shows the total submission to God. Sacrifice is just like slaughtering of one’s innate desires by using the knife of audacity and resistance on hatred, greed, animosity.

Story of Ibrahim’s sacrifice:

Every one of us has heard the story of Ibrahim’s dreams. He dreamt that Allah ordered him to Sacrifice his son and he kept on dreaming the same for same for three days. Then he agreed to follow orders and sacrificed his son, however, Allah intervened and send his Angel with a ram from Jannah and informed the Prophet that his sacrifice has been accepted.  From that day onward, every Eid al-Adha once a year Muslims around the world slaughter an animal to commemorate Abraham’s sacrifice and to remind themselves of self-abnegation in the way of Allah.

Distinction of sacrifice in Islam:

Zaid bin Arkam reports that the Companions of the Messenger of Allah asked him: “O Messenger of Allah, what is this sacrifice?” He said: “It is the way of your forefather Ibrahim.” They asked: what (reward) is for us therein?” He replied: “There is a reward for every hair (i.e. the reward for meat and useful parts of the animal’s body will be very lofty in merit, but there will also be a great reward for the parts which are useless and thrown away such as the hair).” They asked: “For the wool, O Messenger of Allah?” He replied: “There is one reward for every strand of wool.” [Ahmad; Ibn Majah]

Prophet Muhammad said: The son of Adam does not do any action on the day of sacrifice which is more pleasing to Allah than the sacrifice of animals; the animal will come on the Day of Resurrection with its hair, horns and hooves (for reward). The blood certainly reaches Allah before it falls to the ground. So make yourselves purified therewith.(Tirmizi and Sunan ibn Majah)

Eid ul Adha:


Muslims offer their Qurbani on Eid Ul Adha. The sacrifice is legal from the morning of 10th to sunset 12th if Zilhajja, the last lunar month of the Islamic calendar. The act Qurbani before the Eid prayer and After the sunset of 12th Zilhijjah is not acceptable. To perform Qurbani in best way some instruction must be kept into consideration mentioned in Hadith and Fiqah so that the true results and sense of Qurbani could be achieved.

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