What is a Prophetic Qurbani?

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) offered Qurbani for the sake of Allah (SWT). However, he didn’t just give one Qurbani to fulfil his duty to Allah (SWT), he gave two!

This second Qurbani was on behalf of the his Ummah, for the Muslim brothers and sisters who couldn’t afford to give one.

When we offer a Prophetic Qurbani, we follow in the footsteps of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Yes, we’re following his Sunnah.


The Prophet (peace be upon him) sacrificed for the one who could not sacrifice from his Ummah, one who bore witness to the oneness of Allah and [his] prophethood

Hadith | Abu Talhah (Ahmad)

Why give a Prophetic Qurbani?

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the best of creation. As Muslims, we strive to follow in his footsteps, practice his guidance and replicate his good deeds.

There is immense reward in following the Sunnah, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) says:


Whoever revives a Sunnah of mine that dies out after I am gone, he will have a reward equivalent to that of those among the people who act upon it, without that detracting from their reward in the slightest

Hadith | Ibn Majah 

When you donate an extra Qurbani, it means more families in need around the world will be able to enjoy fresh, quality Qurbani meat this Eid al-Adha. A Prophetic Qurbani is extra special, as you’ll be giving it on behalf of those in the Ummah who are unable to give Qurbani, allowing them to be part of fulfilling this obligation from Allah (SWT).

By giving a Prophetic Qurbani, you’ll be following the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him), earning extra reward with Allah (SWT) and doubling the impact of your Qurbani donation.


How do I give a Prophetic Qurbani?

Donating is quick, easy and super-efficient using our above calculator.

By selecting to give one Prophetic Qurbani, you will be carrying out two Qurbanis in the countries from your chosen group.


When do you give a Prophetic Qurbani?

Qurbani will be performed after the Eid Salah, on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah and ends up to sunset on the 13th of Dhul Hijjah. There is a difference of opinion amongst the scholars as to whether Qurbani can be done over three or four days. To respect this difference of opinion, Islamic Relief strives to perform Qurbani in three days. However, we only extend into the fourth day in localities where this is religiously accepted by the local Muslim population. And if there is an operational need for this extra day.

If you give a Qurbani on any of these days, it will still be carried out in time, as Islamic Relief has already purchased the animals to be slaughtered beforehand.

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