An explanation of the concept of sacrifice in Islam. Authored by Moulana Ebrahim Mokgabudi.
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Qurbani (or Udhiyya as the Shari‘ah refers to it) has become synonymous with ‘Id-ul-Adha, the festival of sacrifice. It is a time when Muslims the world over commemorate the sacrifice of Nabi Ibrahim (AS).
Similarly, the sunnah of the Prophet (S.A.W) was to perform the sacrifice of ‘Id-ul-Adha personally and in full sight of his companions. In so doing, he not only demonstrated how the animal should be treated and slaughtered, but he also taught us that the best method of dawah was through one’s personal conduct.
According to Imaam Abu Hanifa (RA) it is a waajib to perform Qurbani annually if one has the means to do so.