Eid al Adha is almost upon us!
Every year, thousands of people count on your Qurbani to have meat in their houses. This year as Covid-19 still lingers, many people can’t recover without your support!
Sponsor a Qurbani around the world to reach people in need and join in the celebration of Eid al Adha. This year we will be offering Qurbani on the days of Eid for the following regions:
- East Africa
- Syrian Refugees
We are also providing the following donation options:
- Chicken or meat parcel for a family
- Food parcel for a family for one month
- Where it’s needed most*
*These sheep are sacrificed based upon conditions on the ground in various regions and are not tied to one particular location.
What are the recommended rulings for Eid Adha Qurbani (animal sacrifice)?
Rules regarding Recommended Animal Sacrifice (Udhiya) on Eid al-Adha as per Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani
- Offering an animal sacrifice is an emphasised recommended act for all individuals who can afford it. It is recommended for the one who can afford it but could not find an animal to sacrifice, to give Sadaqa (charity) equal to its value. In cases where prices [of animals] differ, it would suffice to give Sadaqa equal to the lowest value.
- It is permissible for an individual to sacrifice only one animal for himself and his family. It is also permissible to sacrifice one animal in partnership between two or more people, especially if the sacrificial animal is scarce and expensive.
- The best time to offer an animal sacrifice (Udhiya) is after sunrise on the day of Eid al-Adha and after a sufficient amount of time for offering the Eid prayer has passed. The desirability of offering a sacrifice lasts for four days for those who are in Mina, and for three days for other people, though the recommended precaution is to offer the sacrifice in the first three days for those who are in Mins and on the day of Eid for those in other countries.
- The sacrificial animal should be one of the three types of cattle which are camels, cows or sheep (including goats). As an obligatory precaution, it is not sufficient to sacrifice a camel which has not completed 5 years of age, or a cow and a goat which has not completed 2 years of age or a sheep which has not completed 7 months of age.
- Offering a Udhiya (Eid animal sacrifice) suffices instead of Aqīqa (recommended animal sacrifice for the newborn). So if an Udhiya (Eid animal sacrifice) is offered on behalf of someone, it would replace the requirement for his/her Aqiqa.
- There is no problem in offering a sacrifice on behalf of a deceased person with the intention of Rajā (i.e. hope of attaining a reward). Also there is no objection to sacrificing an animal on behalf of numerous individuals without specifying an upper limit.
To learn more about Qurbani, visit Sistani.org.