The Importance of Qurbani
- “It is not their meat, nor their blood that reaches Allah. It is your piety that reaches Him”. [al-QURAN]
- It is related from Hadrat Ayesha (R.A.) that Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihe Wa Sallam) has said: “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 Qiyamah with its horns, hair and hooves (to be weighed in Sawaab). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart.”
- Hadrat Zaid ibn Arqam R.A. relates that the companions of Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihe Wa Sallam) asked: “O Rasulullah what is Qurbani?” He replied: “It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim.” They asked again: “What benefit do we get from it?” He answered, “A reward for every hair of the sacrificed animal.” “And what reward is there for animals with wool? they aksed. “A reward for every fibre of the wool,” replied the Holy Prophet (Salallahu Alaihe wa Sallam).
- Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihe Wa Salllam) has said: “The person who makes Qurbani with a willing heart and with the niyyat of Sawaab, then on the day of Judgement that Qurbani will shield him from the fires of Hell.”
Every Muslim should take advantage of this opportunity and sacrifice as many animals as he can afford. The wealthy should make Nafil Qurbani for Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihe Wa Sallam), his Ummat, and for their own living or deceased relatives. Permission for Nafil Qurbani is not necessary.