Qurbani is a tradition, established by prophet Abrahim(as) and promoted by the Quran and the practice of prophet Mohammad and his family (pbut).
Let us appreciate God's blessings through sharing His gifts with the poor and the hungry. The purpose of this tradition is to help purify our souls, since Taqwa is the ultimate goal for the faithful!
As Allah (swt) says in the Qur'an: "It is neither their flesh nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him." (Qur'an 22:37)
Qurbani is the sacrifice of a livestock animal in the name of someone who is financially able to do so at the time of Eid al-Adha, to be distributed to the poor and needy.
Qurbani serves as a means to look out for the poor and the needy. By sacrificing an animal during the Eid-ul-Fitr festivities, Qurbani brings the entire Muslim Ummah together. Even though it is an act of sacrifice, the essence of Qurbani is not about death, but life. It is meant to teach Muslims restraint, obedience, devotion and Taqwa.
Qurbani is meant to instill the same devotion and dedication within Muslims towards Allah (SWT). We urge all Muslims to donate generously and perform the Qurbani festivities this Eid, Inshallah.
In advance, Eid Mubarak - from the Islamic House of Wisdom!