From the Fatwa Department
Q: If Qurbani was made with the intention of Isale Sawaab (reward for the deceased), then can the one who slaughtered the animal partake of it, or should the entire animal be given in charity?
The central theme of Eid-ul-Adha is submission to the Will of Allah Ta'ala and sacrificing everything for His pleasure. Ibrahim (AS) exemplified this spirit of submission and sacrifice in the best possible manner. When confronted with the challenge of love and allegiance, he chose to submit unconditionally to Allah Ta'ala and suppressed his personal desire and love for his family and child.