Performing Qurbani for the sake of Allah (SWT) is highly rewarded in Islam. It is a means for Muslims to reach the level of submission shown by Prophet Ibrahim (AS).

Giving Qurbani is a means for us to reflect on our relationship with Allah (SWT) and the importance of putting Him before anyone or anything in our lives. We are also reminded to give up that which may harm our faith, and to increase our good deeds for His sake.

It is important to follow certain etiquettes in order to gain maximum benefit and reward when offering Qurbani.


What are the best Duas for Qurbani?

We’ve put together some information on what to recite when donating or performing a Qurbani.


Dua before offering Qurbani

There is no specific Dua to make before offering Qurbani.

However, whoever is slaughtering the animal must recite the Takbeer at the time of sacrifice in order for it to be accepted by Allah, and to gain maximum reward.


Dua for forgiveness 

Allah extends his Divine Mercy to all those who turn to Him with sincerity and supplicate for forgiveness in the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. When offering your Qurbani, make sure to turn to Allah and seek his mercy.

The following is a Dua for forgiveness from the Qur’an:

رَبَّنَآ إِنَّنَآ ءَامَنَّافَٱغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ ٱلنَّارِ

Transliteration: “Rabbanaaa innanaaa aamannaa faghfir lanaazunoobanaa wa qinaa ‘azaaban Naar’

Translation: ”Our Lord! surely we believe, therefore forgive us our faults and save us from the chastisement of the fire”(Al-Imran, Chapter 3, Verse 16)

What Duas to recite on the Day of Arafah?

The Day of Arafah is one of the most important days in the year for Muslims. It’s the day on which Allah (SWT) completed His favours upon His beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW), and approved Islam as a way of life.

Whether we are performing Hajj and standing on the plains of Arafah on this day, or at home, it’s important to make the most of the blessed day. We should make lots of Du’a, asking Allah (SWT) for forgiveness. Don’t forget to include your friends, relatives, neighbours as well as the wider Ummah in your Du’a on this special day.

The following is a special Dua to recite on the Day of Arafah. The best time to make Dua is during the last hour before Maghrib prayer:

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٍ

Transliteration: “Lailaha illalahu wahadahu lasharikalahu lahulmulku walahu hamdu wahuva alakulli shayin kadir”

Translation: ”There is no God but Allah alone Who has no partner, to whom dominion belongs, to whom praise is due, and who has power over everything.”

It is also the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to recite Tahleel (‘Laillaha illalah’), Takbeer (‘Allahuakbar’), Tahmeed (‘Allhamdulillah’), and Tasabeeh(‘Subhanallah’) as many times as possible on this day.


What Duas to recite on Eid al Adha?

It is highly recommended for every Muslim adult to recite the Takbeer-e-Tashreeq after prayer from the 9th-13th Dhul Hijjah. Men should recite this out loud, while women should recite this silently:

اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ لَا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ وَاَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْد

Transliteration: Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa lillahil Hamd.

Translation:  “Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest. There is no deity besides Allah and Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest and all praises are for Allah only.”

You can also find out how to pray Eid Salah here.

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