Qurbani is performed on 10th, 11th and 12th Zil-Hajj. It is necessary for every Muslim to perform Qurbani according to rules and regulations. Lets look at the following:
Qurbani Rules and Sunnahs
- Reciting takbeer for Qurbani “Bismillah Allah-o-Akbar” out loud at the time of sacrifice to do the Qurbani neeyat.
- Mentioning the name of the owner people after mentioning Allah’s name and glorifying him.
- Qurbani must be carried out only on the 10th, 11th and 12th days of Dhul Hijjah only.
- Qurbani to be done with a sharp knife so that the animals do not have to suffer.
- It is not allowed to do Qurbani of one animal in front of the other.
Criteria For Qurbani Animals
The age of animal for sacrifice which are eligible for Qurbani on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha are as follows:
- Sheep and goats should be at least one year in age.
- Cow or buffalo should be at least two years in age.
- Camels should be of at least five years in age.
One sheep/goat is sufficient for one muslims Qurbani. Whereas, cow/camel is enough for seven muslims Qurbani.
Lets look at some more rules.
All animals must be well and free of any disease or sickness, including the following conditions:
- The Qurbani animal should not be blind, lost one eye or more of it.
- It cannot be missing a one-third (or more) of their ear or tail, either through loss or since birth.
- Its horn(s) shouldn’t be broken from roots.
- They animal must not have a deformed leg neither should be really weak that it is not able to walk properly.
- It should not be extremely thin or meager.
- The animal must be strong enough so it can walk to the place of their slaughter.
- It should not be toothless or missing more than half of their teeth.
- You can do Qurbani of male or female animal.