Virtues of Qurbani

2015-10-14 06:00

QURBANI is to sacrifice an animal for the pleasure of God (Allah),

It is thought that on the day of judgment, when we are being questioned on our wrong doings on Earth, the animals sacrificed will intercede on our behalf,.

Every animal sacrificed is of age, nothing less than a year old, varying from sheep to goat, cow and camel. When sacrificing we do so in a humane manner, not flaunting the knife to the animal. Before cutting the animal it is fed water and spoken to in a soft voice (the animal knows it’s purpose for being there as there is little struggle), and we do not show one animal that another is being slaughtered.

After the slaughter, the meat is distributed among the poor and needy. The whole idea is to show our Lord we have not forgotten his teachings. Although we may stray in life, we try to do things as best we can. He is most forgiving so the more good we do might out-weigh the bad and help us on the day of questioning.

Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat

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