Giving Qurbani is an important part of Eid Al-Adha. The word Qurbani derives from ‘Qurb’, which means ‘nearness’. Qurbani must be given on the 10th, 11th, or 12th day of Dhul Hijjah after the Eid prayer. No animal sacrifices can be made before the Eid prayer.
In giving Qurbani, we commemorate the sacrifice that Prophet Ibrahim (AS) was willing to make for the sake of Allah (SWT), sacrificing his son, Ismail (AS). Allah (SWT) swapped Ismail (AS) with a sheep which was slaughtered instead.
The animals that can be slaughtered for Qurbani are:
All of these animals must be healthy and have reached a certain age.