Qurbani FAQs

Thank you for all your questions.

If you want to find out more information, have any queries or suggestions or want to ask any other questions, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Your input helps us to serve better.

Qurbani is an animal sacrifice in recognition of the Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) own willingness to sacrifice his son for the Will of Allah (SWT). At the last moment, Allah (SWT) replaced Ibrahim’s (AS) son with a ram, saving his life and rewarding Ibrahim’s (AS) devotion. That is why Muslims give Qurbani, and in doing so, distribute the meat to the most needy.
‘And when he (Ismail) was old enough to walk with him (Ibrahim (as)), he said: “O my son! I have seen in a vision that I offer thee in sacrifice: Now see what is thy view!”
‘He said: “O my father! Do that which you are Commanded, Insha’Allah (if Allah wills), you shall find me of as-Sabirin (the patient ones).”
‘Then, when they had both submitted themselves (to the Will of Allah), he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (or on the side of his forehead for slaughtering); and We called out to him: “O Ibrahim! You have fulfilled the vision!’
‘Verily, Thus, do We reward the Muhsinun (good-doers). Verily, that indeed was a manifest trial. And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice (a ram). And We left for him (a goodly remembrance) among generations (to come) in later times.
“Salam (peace) be upon Ibrahim’. Thus indeed We reward the Muhsinin.”‘ Quran: Surah Al Saffat 37:102-105
‘It is not their meat nor their blood, that reaches Allah: it is your piety that reaches Him: He has thus made them subject to you, that ye may glorify Allah for His Guidance to you and proclaim the good news to all who do right.’ Quran: Surah Al-Hajj 22:37
The Animals We source healthy animals locally in the area (if appropriate) where the Qurbani will be distributed. This helps local farmers and their communities. The Sacrifice The animals are slaughtered directly after Eid prayers by local Imams who pronounce the names of the donors (if requested) before they begin. The Packaging Ehsaas employs local people to cut the meat in allocated warehouses, which is then packed in crates and delivered to distribution areas – there, the meat is bagged in 2kg portions ready for distribution. The Distribution Local communities are selected where people hardly eat meat during the year and priority is given to local widows, orphans and low-income families.
  • Qurbani can only be given on the 10th, 11th, or 12th days of Dhu-al-Hijjah
  • Sacrifices can only be made after the Eid prayer (sacrifices made before do not count as Qurbani)
  • All able sound-minded Muslim should give Qurbani
  • All those that possess the Nisab value (including those that have reached the age of puberty and possess this value)
  • Animals for sacrifice must meet minimum age and health requirements
  • Qurbani sacrifices should ideally be given in three shares – one for you, one for family or friends and one for the poor – however, if you are donating your Qurbani overseas then it will all go to the poor
  • Those performing Qurbani should avoid cutting their hair and nails starting from the first day of Dhu-al-Hijjah until after their sacrifice
  • The names of the people offering Qurbani should be mentioned when it is being undertaken but is optional according to the intention already made

You are permitted to donate Qurbani on behalf of other people, including those who have passed away, however, you are not expected to provide Qurbani animals on behalf of your adult children, who should pay their own share. 

For the Prophet ﷺ
Hazrat Hanash (ra) reported: ‘I saw Hazrat Ali (ra) sacrificing two rams. I asked him, “What is this?” He said: ‘“Verily the Prophet ﷺ gave instructions for me to sacrifice on his behalf, and so I am sacrificing on his behalf”.’ 

After fulfilling his personal obligation, the Prophet ﷺ gave an additional Qurbani in the name of the Muslims who could not afford to do so. 

‘The Prophet ﷺ sacrificed for the one who could not sacrifice from his Ummah, one who bore witness to the Oneness of Allah and [his] Prophethood.’ [Tabarani and Ahmad]

Please help us revive this forgotten Sunnah to help even more needy people.

Qurbani Bookings are now closed.

Until next Qurbani time you can still donate to our other Food Projects

Qurbani Bookings are now closed.

Until next Qurbani time you can still donate to our other Food Projects

Qurbani Rahmat Baba


Rahmat Baba works as mason in a construction company to support his family. His monthly salary barely meets their needs. 

He travelled 3km to one of our Qurbani distribution centres to receive meat last year.

Rahmat said:
“We rarely eat meat and I am very thankful to Ehsaas and their donors who gave us meat which we will use to make many meals.”