Can a Muslim do Fariza-e-Qurbani on behalf of his deceased parents?

Qurbani is the graceful act every Muslim man and woman wants to perform on 10th of Zil-Hijjah. It is indeed pleasurable to know that the act of Qurbani is’farz’ upon every man and woman. Apart from this, Muslim can also perform Qurbani from behalf of their deceased parents. It will help in deletion of their sins before the emergence of the Day of Judgment when they would appear to be accountable in front of Allah (S.W.T.).

Usually sadiqah-e-jariah, contribution in charity, recitation of the Quranic verses and ayaats are the acts one individual Muslim can perform so that his/her deceased father or mother would get benefit (Sawaab). But we are thankful to Allah (S.W.T.) that He made the instructions for Qurbani flexible enough that both alive and dead Muslims would earn Ajar-o-Sawaab by slaughtering their bought Halal animal to fulfill the purpose the Qurbani.
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Muslim son can carry out Qurbani on behalf of his expired parents. Muslim woman would have to follow the same instructions. If she is married then she has to ask his husband so that his husband would carry out Qurbani for her deceased parents. If he doesn’t allow her then she couldn’t perform this act. But if   is single or married and she earns money, if she wants to perform Sunnat-e-Ibrahimi for her parents then she is allowed to do so.

Among the months of Islamic calendar, the last month of Zil-Hijja is the most blessed of them. It is advised to recite specific aurado-wazaif and to offer ‘Nafl’ Namaz from the 1st of Zil-Hijja till 13th of the month. This should be kept in mind that ‘Fariza-e-Qurbani’ is only applicable to those Muslim brothers and sisters who have gone through the stage of Puberty.

It is especially advised to the Muslim Ummah to follow this act if they want their deceased beloved to receive bestowed blessings from Allah (S.W.T.) wherever they are after they had played their roles upon the stage of the world. Our beloved Prophet whom we also call as ‘Companion of Allah (S.W.T.)’ AND Hazrat Ismail has done a great of kindness towards humanity and Muslim Ummah.
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Eid-ul-Adha in the Gregorian calendar

Gregorian calendar is popularly known as the Western or the Christian calendar among the masses. It is popular because of its acceptance in mostly all parts of the world now. Though Eid-ul-Adha is an Islamic ritual celebration and for it the lunar calendar is followed however, it is the Gregorian calendar which goes by and by with a little difference amongst the two of them. As the Gregorian calendar works according to the solar system and is thus a solar calendar which is acknowledged more than the lunar calendar however, it is Muslims with whom the Islamic calendar has gain its populace.

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Lunar calendar which is the Islamic calendar is approximately eleven days shorter than the solar calendar. As the boundary from which the crescent visibility is differs decides for the dates that fall on the Gregorian calendar therefore, it is seen that even a single state celebrates Eid on different dates because of the moon if sighted at that place or not. So 2 to 4 Eid dates are observed at the Gregorian calendar each year. Particularly bringing Pakistan in the spotlight unfolds the different dates people of a state not as big as India observe two Eid days in its different provinces. This happens solely because of the crescent that has to be seen with one’s eyes and then the scholars and Ulema’s announce Eid day after collecting evidences for the sighted moon.


Eid-ul-Adha is also known as the Grand Eid Celebration which really requires for a physical involvement in commemorating this event. Saudi Arabia is the main Islamic Centre for Muslims living anywhere in this huge globe, the festivity of Eid-ul-Adha comes there with a massive number of people who gather there to perform pilgrimage at the House of ALLAH. It is the last of all acts in Hajj which ends with the qurbani after the moon has been sighted and the Hajj performed. It is the same date i.e 10th of Zul-HIjjah every year Hajj is performed but is the Gregorian calendar whose dates are seen shifting. Most effectively it is the variation in dates which is of much interest to the public.
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Does the husband have to pay for his wife’s qurbani, or is she legally responsible to pay for herself in hajj?

Qurbani is obligatory on every Muslim regardless of their gender be it male or female they have to perform this sacred act in order to prove of their submission to ALLAH’s will and command. Everyone has to pay for their qurbani animal if they have reached puberty. However, it is the husband or father who can pay for their wife and children (not reached puberty) respectively.

If wife doesn’t have the required amount i.e. 613.35 grams of silver or any kind of wealth which is equivalent to it then it affirms that she is solely dependent on his husband for her maintenance and thus husband should pay for her wife’s qurbani. Similarly, it is with the children who are still looked after by their parents i.e. they are dependent but have reached the age of puberty then also father can perform the same role aforementioned for the husband. Father or husband, if they both can afford the expense of another qurbani other than their own, can perform this act on behalf of the dependent wife and his children. For this he will be definitely rewarded as it is his right to safeguard and take responsibility of them all.
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Similar would be the case with the couple at Hajj where it is also permissible while performing qurbani that if wife is sahib-e-nisaab i.e.  She is wealthy enough to pay for her qurbani animal then she should do so. Otherwise it will not be wrong if asks of her husband to perform qurbani on her behalf as well.

It is thus concluded that qurbani cannot be neglected in any case except the conditions which make the laws lenient and easy-going when a Muslim cannot perform qurbani or when he wants to perform but is unaware of the rules that are to be followed prerequisite to qurbani at Hajj or simply at his own place.Resource by Pak Qurbani.

Sharing in Sacrifice: Permissible or not

Sharing does not means to distribute your share of the animal’s meat with others, it also has a meaning that throws light on the share of the animal that is to be sacrificed and apportioned among people. Nowadays people cannot afford to purchase qurbani animal which is very expensive for the ones who want to follow this Sunnah but financial problems hinder their wish to be fulfilled as to please ALLAH Almighty.

From the sunnah we are taught how an animal can be shared by many. Sheep, goat or ram constitutes just one share i.e no other person can add his share of money in buying it. However, for cow and camel it is seven people who can contribute and thus perform qurbani at the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. This method of adding one’s share in the animal which is to be slaughtered, benefits all from it whether some of them did not had the intention of qurbani and only wanted a share from the sacrificial animal’s meat. From many resources it has been traced down that in a sheep, goat or lamb our beloved Prophet Muhammad is not found to had let two people sharing one animal. Nevertheless, animals i.e cow and camel can permissibly uphold seven shares at a time. The seven members can be of the same family or else others can also be facilitated by this way in performing this sacred act as to commemorate Hazrat Ibrahim’s sacrifice of his most precious possession.

It is a really great thing for people who in their hearts know of the importance and the reward that is promised by ALLAH when one sacrifices animal solely as to prove of his love and submission of will to HIM. Therefore, sharing in sacrifice is permissible and each one is opportune to perform qurbani by willingly and the budget that allows them to purchase an animal for this holy event.

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Other Types of Qurbani: Aqueeqa for a New Born Child

The Qurbani which is most famous and popular among the rest is the slaughter of animal at the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. However, there are other qurbani types too i.e Sadqa and Aqueeqa.


Sadqa is given as to save the person from any calamity which can harm him or take away his/her life. In it animal or even some part of its meat can be distributed among the ones who are particularly nominated to be the ones who can eat the meat distributed as to fulfill the conventions for sadqa.



On the other hand it is aqueeqa which is related to the new born child who is a blessing from ALLAH Almighty and thus Aqeeqa has to be performed as to free the Chile from impurities. It is also said that it makes the child obedient to his parents or inhibits the troubles or hardships that he will have to bear or pass through in his life. It has many explanations stated by great religious scholars. Most effectively it had been performed by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) on the birth of his grandsons Hassan and Hussain.


It is actually the removal or shaving off the newborn’s head and distributing meat of an animal which is as elucidated by our Last Prophet. Hazrat Aisha (R.A) narrates that “The Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam instructed us to sacrifice two goats in favor of a boy and one goat in favor of a girl.”(TIRMIDHI). It is advised to perform the act of shaving off the child on the 7th day after his birth which can be simplified by putting it this way that if the child was born on Monday then on Sunday Aqueeqa is to be performed. And if it was Tuesday then Monday will be the day on which by name of the child the animal be it a sheep or goat which is healthy and qualifies for qurbani, it should not be weak or sick, and must be one year old or looks healthy enough to be sacrificed as passing off to be one year old.

Thus Aqueeqa if not possible for the guardians or the ones who will be responsible to look after the child are not to take loan or ask someone else to pay for his/her Aqueeqa. If they can then they should follow what our religion teaches and demands to perform specifically on the seventh day after the child opens his eyes in the real world around him.  

Online Qurbani Services Offered By Pak Qurbani

Donate QurbaniQurbani is what is termed Wajib (obligatory) on a person who conforms completely to the requirements prescribed in the Islamic law for which he is suitable or in the basic sense of the word ELIGIBLE to perform qurbani to please ALLAH.


Muslims who live in far flung areas i.e. in places or in countries where they are either not facilitated with a place to perform animal slaughter at such an auspicious event as Eid-ul-Adha, or they are forbidden by the authorities of that region not to practice their Islamic ritual peacefully, in both the cases online qurbani has eased away all the troubles and turbulent times that our Muslim brothers had to face. PakQurbani has taken the initiative well on time when Eid is near at its arrival and people are looking for their qurbani animal as to slaughter the best animal for the sake of ALLAH. However, at PakQurbani you will not have to bother about the animal and the meat to be cut hygienically. Once you give PakQurbani the hold of everything by just paying for the Qurbani animal by Credit Card or via Western Union/ MoneyGram, then it’s their responsibility to perform Qurbani by your name and deliver meat to some specified Pick-up points from where their customers can easily collect it.


Their service is quite effective as for their team mates are available 24/7 to reply to your queries and questions. Moreover, the most unique part of their service is that they wait up to the 5th day of Eid for any of your designated or chosen person to whom you have asked to collect qurbani meat from the mentioned place at their website. If in case the meat is left with us them and the customer doesn’t arrive to take it with him then this portion of meat will be delivered to the welfare organizations serving the destitute and poor beings or itself the PakQurbani team will donate it to the deserving populace.

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Qurbani is a sacrifice that is offered at the time of Eid-ul-Adha to show gratitude towards Allah and to provide for the poor and needy. Qurbani is a practice commanded by Almighty Allah (Quran 108:2):


‘So turn in prayer towards your Lord and sacrifice (animals).’

qThe above mentioned verse signifies that along with praying five times a day to the one and only Allah it is also mandatory if you meet the conditions set by Shariah to sacrifice a domestic animal on Eid-ul-Adha. There is no action dearer to Allah during Eid-ul-Adha than the sacrificing of animals. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart. Hazrat Muhammad [pbuh] explains Qurbani as the Sunnah (practice) of Hazrat Ibrahim [pbuh] and the person who sacrifices is reward for every hair or every fiber of the wool of the sacrificed animal.
When a person slaughters a Qurbani animal, he is forgiven at the fall of the first drop of blood, and verily, the animal shall be brought forward on the Day of judgment with its blood, meat etc, and shall be increased in weight seventy times more than its own weight, and thereafter it will be placed on the scale of deeds. Regarding virtues of Qurbani Allah further mentions in Qur’an 22:37 that

“It is neither their flesh nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him.”


charityThus devotion is important during sacrifice. Allah does not require the flesh, blood or meat of the sacrificed animal. It is our intentions that are accounted for when we sacrifice. Thus those who sacrifice should do it with a pure heart, free of malice and with the right intentions. The virtues of Qurbani are not only limited to spiritual benefits but physical benefits are also there. The organ of the sacrificed animal that you eat strengthens your own organs. Personal experience tells us that meat from the sacrificed animal is much healthier than the meat eaten on any ordinary day. You receive the blessings of the poor and needy when you distribute their share of the meat. While distribution among family and friends increases your bond towards them.
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Qurbani: Before and After in Pakistan

The Pros and Cons of Qurbani in Pakistan

10th Zil-Hajj of Islamic calendar marks the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Adha all over the muslim world. It is an even of great religious fervor and jubilation. In Pakistan Baqr Eid, as some call it, is celebrated with huge excitement. The preparations for the festive occasion starts well in advance with the animals for sacrifice being the star attraction. People of all ages, mostly children wait anxiously for this event all year as they enjoy it the most.

As mentioned above, the animals for sacrifice especially cows, bulls and goats are bought by people to perform the sacrificial act is offered to God in the remembrance of Hazrat Ibrahim A.S who tried to sacrifice his son to Allah. The meat is largely distributed among the relatives and needy people who can’t afford to buy or eat meat during the whole year.

Temporary cattle markets are setup across the length and breadth of the country from where the people buy goats, sheep, cows, camels, etc to sacrifice. This business is a major source of income for many industries, for example, the skin of animals are used in the leather industry for making shoes and other items related to leather.

The Season for Children to Rejoice

For at least 10 days or so, there is a festive environment all over the country. The animals for sacrifice are decorated and kept with great care. Children especially enjoy these days with taking care of those animals and take them for a ride and making sure they eat a lot of food and drink water so that they remain fit and healthy right till the day of sacrifice.

The Adverse Aspects of Qurbani in Pakistan

But there is a downside amid all the fun and festive mood. People tend to block the streets and even main thoroughfares that cause much nuisance and hardship to people who use these to commute. This is mainly done in the name of security but there is no justification for causing trouble to other peoples for your sake. Another negative aspect is the litter and waste that spreads all over the area where the animals are kept. This is perhaps lack of common sense and care for the other people which cause these hardships for others.

And once the sacrificial act is done, there is more garbage on the streets and everywhere in Pakistan. The leftovers of animals after they are slaughtered are dumped onto the streets and open areas making the whole area polluted with pungent smell prevailing for many days. But people do bear these one or two negative aspects as this a religious obligation for every muslim to sacrifice animals if he has enough disposable money.

Division of the meat and what it Entails

The Significance of Division of Meat on Eid-ul-Adha

Division of Meat on Eid-ul-AdhaWith the last month of the Islamic month comes one of the two holiest events that are Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha. The auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Adha is synonyms with the meat of cows, bulls and other sacrificial animals in Pakistan. As the slaughter of animals in such a huge quantity is done, the abundance of meat is obvious. Most of the meat is distributed among the poor and needy people who can’t afford the meat during any part of the year because of the exorbitant prices across the country.

People from all walks of life and regardless of their social status and class participate whole heartedly in distributing meat to the poor people. The meat is divided among the needy people chiefly by wealthy and affluent people in their homes as dozens of sacrificial animals are slaughtered there. They distribute meat in large quantities and no one leaves empty handed from their houses.

Role of NGOs in Division of Meat

Role of NGOs in Division of MeatThere are several Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) all over the country which helps too in distribution and division of meat in a systematic form. They achieve this feat through donations which they collect from Pakistan and from people who send their donation from all over the world. Pakistanis residing in the Gulf countries, U.K and the USA send the bulk of amount. Even after the animals are sacrificed, the skins of these animals are a vital source of income for these NGOs as well as many local mosques, religious institute, etc collecting these from people to sell them to factories who convert it into leather.

The Responsibility of Government  

All the distribution and division of meat from Qurbani is done from the private sector and from the ordinary people on their own. There is no mechanism from the government side to facilitate the poor and needy people so that they can also celebrate this festive occasion with joy. Even there is no checking mechanism from the government regarding the prices of the animals that are bought by people for the purpose of sacrifice. This is also a big factor why many people who otherwise will also take part in the process of sacrifice are left with no choice but to rely on the meat distributed by affluent and wealthy people.

So it is clear from the discussion above that the division of meat is not done in a systematic manner and so this entails a clear message that this should be done so that the poor and needy people would also enjoy this occasion.

The Sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim [pbuh]

One night Prophet Ibrahim [pbuh] had a dream. He dreamt that Allah has told him to sacrifice Ismail. The next night Ibrahim [pbuh] had the same dream. Ibrahim [pbuh] knew that Allah would only ask him to do such a thing if he had good reason. Even though he loved his son dearly, he was prepared to do this difficult thing for Allah. Ibrahim [pbuh] told Ismail [pbuh] they had to go to Mount Arafat. He took a knife and a rope with him. On the way they passed a place called Mina.

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The devil, Shaytan, came to Ibrahim [pbuh] and tried to talk him out of sacrificing his son [pbuh]. Ibrahim [pbuh] turned his back on him and would not listen, when he wouldn’t dismiss Ibrahim [pbuh] and Ismail [pbuh] threw stones at him. When they reached Mount Arafat, Ibrahim [pbuh] told Ismail [pbuh] what Allah wanted him to do. Ismail listened and accepted what was to happen. He was an exceptional child. He too was a great prophet. Ismail told his father to tie his hands and legs and blindfold himself so he would not struggle and make his father even more upset than he was going to be and Ibrahim [pbuh] was blindfolded so he would not see his son suffer. Ibrahim [pbuh] as Ismail [pbuh] had said. He [pbuh] then took the knife and did what Allah had told him [pbuh] to do. When he [pbuh] took the blindfold from his eyes he looked down, not at his son but at a dead lamb. Ismail [pbuh] was at his side. Ibrahim [pbuh] was afraid. He thought he had disobeyed but then he heard a voice telling him not to worry. Allah looks after his followers. Ibrahim [pbuh] and Ismail [pbuh] had passed a difficult test.


Each year, during the month of Dhul Hijjah, many Muslims, from all over the world, travel to Makkah, remembering what Ibrahim [pbuh] and Ismail [pbuh] did. Similarly in the month of Dhul Hijjah pilgrims go to Makkah, Mina and Arafat. They sacrifice animals just as Allah commanded Ibrahim to do in memory of the deed. We must obey Allah’s commands as Ibrahim and Ismail did. We obey by doing the things we know are right, praying, obeying our parents and always telling the truth.