Q: What is the Significance of Qurbani?
A: Zayd lbn Arqam (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that the Sahabah (Radiyallahu Anhum) once asked, “O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), What is Qurbani?” He replied, “It is the Sunnah of your father lbrahim (Alayhis Salaam).” They again asked, “What benefit do we derive from it?” He answered, “A reward for every hair (of the sacrificed animal).” “And (what reward is there for animals with) wool, O' Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)?” they asked. “A reward”, he said, “for every fibre of the wool.” (Ibn Majah)
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “There is nothing dearer to Allah Ta'ala during the days of Qurbani than sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Qiyamah with its horns, hair and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore, sacrifice happily with an open heart.”
Darul Ihsan Fatwa Dept.