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May 13, 2024

The Prophetic Qurbani : Reviving a Forgotten Sunnah

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The Prophetic Qurbani : Reviving a Forgotten Sunnah

Prophet Muhammed (saw) once said, "Whoever revives a Sunnah of mine that dies out after I am gone, He will indeed have a reward equivalent to that of those among the people who act upon it” [Ibn Majah]

The Prophet Muhammed (saw) was known to be “more generous than the nourishing wind” (Bukhari). One of the ways His (saw) generosity would manifest was during Eid Al- Adha, when he would offer a second Qurbani/Udhiyah alongside his own, "for the one who could not sacrifice from his ummah, one who bore witness to the Oneness of Allah and [his] Prophethood" (Tabarani and Ahmad). The tradition started by the Prophet (saw) became known as the Prophetic Qurbani.

The Prophet (saw) advised his cousin and son-in-law, Ali (ra) to follow it. When Hanash (ra) asked Ali (ra) why he was sacrificing two rams, Ali (ra) replied: “ The messenger of Allah enjoined upon me to sacrifice on his behalf, so that is what I am doing” [Abu Dawud]. This beautiful sunnah gained popularity among the Sahaba (ra) and was continued by the early Muslims.

Today, this beautiful act of generosity is forgotten. As followers of The Messenger of Allah (saw), it is our duty to revive His Sunnah and carry forward his legacy. The Qur’an explains the Prophet (saw) is the best example for mankind: ‘There is indeed a good model for you in the Messenger of Allah (saw) (Qur’an 33:21). Therefore, we should take every opportunity to follow His example to reap rewards.

Like all Sunnah practices, there is divine wisdom and benefit in offering an extra Qurbani. The Prophet (saw) said, "None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself." [Bukhari] The extra sacrifice not only allows for more poverty-stricken families to eat nutritious meat, but it also strengthens the ties of brotherhood, encouraging Muslims to be compassionate and generous towards each other, thereby making our Ummah more united.

This Eid Al-Adha, play your part in reviving this forgotten Sunnah. By giving an extra Qurbani/Udhiyah you will not only double your rewards, but you will also ensure your Muslim brothers and sisters will be the beneficiaries of your kindness. 


At Muslim Hands, we take your Qurbani/Udihiyah orders and sacrifice healthy animals after Eid Salah. Fresh meat is then distributed to the most vulnerable families during the first three days of Eid, ensuring your Qurbani is 100% valid.

When you offer your Qurbani/Udhiyah with us:

  • You support local farmers
  • You choose your location and budget
  • Your sacrifice is stun free
  • You help tackle global hunger
  • Your Qurbani meat is not frozen or tinned 

Offer your Qurbani in locations including Pakistan, Niger, Mali, Yemen, India, The Gambia, Senegal, and Where Most Needed, reaching the most deserving families. 

Alternatively, we can distribute your meat where there is the greatest need. 

Call Muslim Hands at 1 289 722 7272 or visit to donate today


Read our other blogs:

Your Questions Answered: Qurbani and Eid Al Adha | Muslim Hands Canada

Dhul-Hijjah: A Month for Reflection, Renewal, and Reverence | Muslim Hands Canada


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Muslim Hands was established in the UK in 1993. Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. Muslim Hands Canada is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (Charity Registration No. 81126 4985 RR0001).