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General FAQs

In which Eid Ul Azha days, do you perform Qurbani at QurbaniOnline?

We perform Qurbani on all the three days of Eid Ul Azha and you can also recommend a time of your preference to perform Qurbani and Qurbani Online Team will make sure to carry out Qurbani on the specified time.

I live in New York USA, can I avail the service of qurbani-online?

You can avail the services of qurbani online while living in any of the 50 states of USA. You may be living in the states of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin or Wyoming and you can avail these services. Qurbani online services can also be availed from the following cities of USA; Abilene, Akron, Albuquerque, Alexandria, Allentown, Amarillo, Anaheim, Anchorage, Ann Arbor, Antioch, Arlington, Arlington, Arvada, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Aurora, Aurora, Austin, Bakersfield, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, Beaumont, Bellevue, Berkeley, Billings, Birmingham, Boise, Boston, Bridgeport, Brownsville, Buffalo, Burbank, Cambridge, Cape Coral, Carlsbad, Carrollton, Cary, Cedar Rapids, Centennial, Chandler, Charleston, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Chesapeake, Chicago, Chula Vista, Cincinnati, Clarksville, Clearwater, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Columbia, Columbia, Columbus, Columbus, Concord, Coral Springs, Corona, Corpus Christi, Costa Mesa, Dallas, Daly City, Dayton, Denton, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Downey, Durham, El Monte, El Paso, Elgin, Elizabeth, Elk Grove, Erie, Escondido, Eugene, Evansville, Everett, Fairfield, Fargo, Fayetteville, Flint, Fontana, Fort Collins, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Wayne, Fort Worth, Fremont, Fresno, Frisco, Fullerton, Gainesville, Garden Grove, Garland, Gilbert, Glendale, Glendale, Grand Prairie, Grand Rapids, Green Bay, Greensboro, Gresham, Hampton, Hartford, Hayward, Henderson, Hialeah, High Point, Hollywood, Honolulu, Houston, Huntington Beach, Huntsville, Independence, Indianapolis, Inglewood, Irvine, Irving, Jackson, Jacksonville, Jersey City, Joliet, Kansas City, Kansas City, Killeen, Knoxville, Lafayette, Lakewood, Lancaster, Lansing, Laredo, Las Vegas, Lexington, Lincoln, Little Rock, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Louisville, Lowell, Lubbock, Madison, Manchester, McAllen, McKinney, Memphis, Mesa, Mesquite, Miami, Miami Gardens, Midland, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Miramar, Mobile, Modesto, Montgomery, Moreno Valley, Murfreesboro, Murrieta, Naperville, Nashville, New Haven, New Orleans, New York, Newark, Newport News Norfolk, Norman, North Las Vegas, Norwalk, Oakland, Oceanside, Oklahoma City, Olathe, Omaha, Ontario, Orange, Orlando, Overland Park, Oxnard, Palm Bay, Palmdale, Pasadena, Pasadena, Paterson, Pembroke Pines, Peoria, Peoria, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Plano, Pomona, Port Saint Lucie, Portland, Providence, Provo, Pueblo, Raleigh, Rancho Cucamonga, Reno, Richmond, Richmond, Riverside, Rochester, Rochester, Rockford, Roseville, Sacramento, Saint Louis, Saint Paul, Saint Petersburg, Salem, Salinas, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Bernardino, San Buenaventura (Ventura), San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Santa Clarita, Santa Rosa, Savannah, Scottsdale, Seattle, Shreveport, Simi Valley, Sioux Falls, South Bend, Spokane, Springfield, Springfield, Springfield, Stamford, Sterling Heights, Stockton, Sunnyvale, Surprise, Syracuse, Tacoma, Tallahassee, Tampa, Temecula, Tempe, Thornton, Thousand Oaks, Toledo, Topeka, Torrance, Tucson, Tulsa, Vallejo, Vancouver, Victorville, Virginia Beach, Visalia, Waco, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, West Covina, West Jordan, West Valley City, Westminster, Wichita, Wichita Falls, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Worcester, Yonkers

I live in London United Kingdom, can I avail the service of qurbanionline?

You can avail the services of qurbanionline for  your Qurbani needs if you are living in any of the following cities of United Kingdom; Hartlepool, Portsmouth, Doncaster, Blackpool, Wirral, Warrington, South Glamorgan, North East Lincolnshire, Denbighshire, East Ayrshire, Thurrock, Liverpool, Greater London, Bridgend, Calderdale, Brent, Bracknell Forest, Essex, Stirling, Northumberland, Nottingham, Dudley, Gateshead, Dumfries and Galloway, Solihull, Gwynedd, Islington, West Sussex, Hereford and Worcester, Ards, Buckinghamshire, Reading, Torfaen, Berkshire, Carrickfergus, Hammersmith and Fulham, Belfast, Bradford, South Ayrshire, Swansea, Inverclyde, Flintshire, North Down, Suffolk, Birmingham, Humberside, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Lewisham, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, Greater Manchester, Monmouthshire, Scottish Borders, Cornwall, Kirklees, Powys, Cleveland, Bolton, Dundee City, Rotherham, Magherafelt, Greenwich, Newry and Mourne, Plymouth, Camden, Isle of Wight, South Yorkshire, Banbridge, Wigan, Sutton, Orkney Islands, Edinburgh, Newtownabbey, Sandwell, Coventry, Cardiff, Oxfordshire, Southend-on-Sea, Leicestershire, Haringey, Brighton and Hove, Fermanagh, Newport, North Ayrshire, Carmarthenshire, Durham, West Lothian, Milton Keynes, Gloucestershire, Dyfed, Wakefield, Limavady, Cambridgeshire, Torbay, Middlesbrough, Sefton, Lothian Region, Cumbria, Wandsworth, Devon, Falkirk, Borders Region, Strabane, West Berkshire, Hillingdon, Trafford, Glasgow City, Perth and Kinross, Bromley, Strathclyde Region, Kensington and Chelsea, East Sussex, East Renfrewshire, Neath Port Talbot, Merton, Manchester, Rutland, Hounslow, Bath and North East Somerset, Tower Hamlets, Derbyshire, Stockport, Pembrokeshire, East Lothian, Barnsley, Warwickshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Hackney, Staffordshire, Vale of Glamorgan, Blackburn with Darwen, Craigavon, Swindon, Clwyd, North Lanarkshire, West Glamorgan, Shetland Islands, Isle of Anglesey, Renfrewshire, Bexley, Knowsley, Shropshire, Walsall, Bury, West Midlands, Ballymena, South Lanarkshire, North Yorkshire, Cookstown, Richmond upon Thames, Hampshire, Wolverhampton, StHelens, South Tyneside, West Yorkshire, Isles of Scilly, Northamptonshire, Redbridge, Redcar and Cleveland, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Newham, Hertfordshire, Tayside Region, Eilean Siar, Westminster, Medway, Tyne and Wear, Enfield, Herefordshire, North Tyneside, Wokingham, Croydon, Grampian Region, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Armagh, York, Cheshire, Mid Glamorgan, Tameside, Moray, Kingston upon Hull, Gwent, Bristol, Leeds, Southampton, Aberdeen City, Oldham, Lambeth, Conwy, Antrim, Ballymoney, Waltham Forest, Derby, East Riding of Yorkshire, Lisburn, Derry, Barnet, Nottinghamshire, Angus, Bedfordshire, Telford and Wrekin, Dungannon, Leicester, Sheffield, Down, North Somerset, Windsor and maidenhead, Barking and Dagenham, Newcastle upon Tyne, London, Poole, Ealing, Kent, Larne, Fife, Caerphilly, Surrey, Highland, Coleraine, Slough, Merseyside, Dorset, Peterborough, Midlothian, Castlereagh, South Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Aberdeenshire, Harrow, North Lincolnshire, Southwark, Wrexham, Halton, Worcestershire, Sunderland, Bournemouth, Merthyr Tydfil, Ceredigion, Omagh, Clackmannanshire, Moyle, Argyll and Bute, Wiltshire, Somerset, Western Isles,

If I live in Canada, can I avail the services of qurbanionline?

Yes you can avail the services of qurbanionlin.com, if you are living in the any of the following cities; Airdrie, Brooks, Calgary, Camrose, Cold Lake, Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Grande Prairie, Lacombe, Leduc, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Wetaskiwin, Abbotsford, Armstrong, Burnaby, Campbell River, Castlegar, Chilliwack, Colwood, Coquitlam, Courtenay, Cranbrook, Dawson Creek, Duncan, Enderby, Fernie, Fort St. John, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Kamloops, Kelowna, Kimberley, Kitimat, Langford, Langley, Merritt, Nanaimo, Nelson, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Parksville, Penticton, Pitt Meadows, Port Alberni, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Powell River, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Revelstoke, Richmond, Rossland, Salmon Arm, Surrey, Terrace, Trail, Vancouver, Vernon, Victoria, White Rock, Williams Lake, Brandon, Dauphin, Flin Flon, Portage la Prairie, Selkirk, Steinbach, Thompson, Winkler, Winnipeg, Bathurst, Campbellton, Dieppe, Edmundston, Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, Saint John, Corner Brook, Mount Pearl, St. John’s, Acton Vale, Alma, Amos, Amqui, L’Ancienne-Lorette, Asbestos, L’Assomption, Baie-Comeau, Baie-d’Urfé, Baie-Saint-Paul, Barkmere, Beaconsfield, Beauceville, Beauharnois, Beaupré, Bécancour, Bedford, Belleterre, BelÅ“il, Berthierville, Blainville, Bois-des-Filion, Boisbriand, Bonaventure, Boucherville, Brome Lake (Lac-Brome), Bromont, Brossard, Brownsburg-Chatham, Cabano, Candiac, Cap-Chat, Cap-Santé, Carignan, Carleton-sur-Mer, Causapscal, Chambly, Chandler, Chapais, Charlemagne, Château-Richer, Chibougamau, Clermont, Coaticook, Contrecoeur, Cookshire-Eaton, Côte-Saint-Luc, Cowansville, Danville, Daveluyville, Dégelis, Delson, Desbiens, Deux-Montagnes, Disraeli, Dolbeau-Mistassini, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Donnacona, Dorval, Drummondville, Dunham, Duparquet, East Angus, L’Épiphanie, Estérel, Farnham, Fermont, Forestville, Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, Gaspé, Gatineau, Gracefield, Granby, Grande-Rivière, Hampstead, Hudson, Huntingdon, L’ÃŽle-Cadieux, L’ÃŽle-Dorval, L’ÃŽle-Perrot, Joliette, Kingsey Falls, Kirkland, Lac-Delage, Lac-Mégantic, Lac-Saint-Joseph, Lac-Sergent, Lachute, Laval, Lavaltrie, Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Léry, Lévis, Longueuil, Lorraine, Louiseville, Macamic, Magog, Malartic, La Malbaie, Maniwaki, Marieville, Mascouche, Matagami, Matane, Mercier, Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix, Métis-sur-Mer, Mirabel, Mont-Joli, Mont-Laurier, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Mont-Tremblant, Montmagny, Montreal, Montréal-Est, Montreal West, Mount Royal, Murdochville, Neuville, New Richmond, Nicolet, Normandin, Notre-Dame-de-l’ÃŽle-Perrot, Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Notre-Dame-du-Lac, Otterburn Park, Paspébiac, Percé, Pincourt, Plessisville, La Pocatière, Pohénégamook, Pointe-Claire, Pont-Rouge, Port-Cartier, Portneuf, La Prairie, Princeville, Prévost, Quebec City, Repentigny, Richelieu, Richmond, Rimouski, Rivière-du-Loup, Rivière-Rouge, Roberval, Rosemère, Rouyn-Noranda, Saguenay, Sainte-Adèle, Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Saint-Basile, Saint-Basile-le-Grand, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Sainte-Catherine, Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Saint-Césaire, Saint-Constant, Saint-Eustache, Saint-Félicien, Saint-Gabriel, Saint-Georges, Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel, Sainte-Julie, Saint-Lambert, Saint-Lazare, Saint-Lin-Laurentides, Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson, Sainte-Marie, Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, Saint-Ours, Saint-Pamphile, Saint-Pascal, Saint-Pie, Saint-Raymond, Saint-Rémi, Saint-Sauveur, Sainte-Thérèse, Saint-Tite, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, La Sarre, Schefferville, Scotstown, Senneterre, Sept-ÃŽles, Shawinigan, Sherbrooke, Sorel-Tracy, Stanstead, Sutton, Témiscaming, Terrebonne, Thetford Mines, Thurso, Trois-Pistoles, Trois-Rivières, La Tuque, Val-d’Or, Valcourt, Varennes, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Victoriaville, Ville-Marie, Warwick, Waterloo, Waterville, Westmount, Windsor, Estevan, Flin Flon, Humboldt, Lloydminster, Martensville, Meadow Lake, Melfort, Melville, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Weyburn, Yorkton.

Buying Process

What happens when you select an animal by weight?

There are a couple of animal farms that sell animals by weight. When you select an animal by weight and state your preferences (Age, Neutered or Male), a procurement officer from Qurbani Online communicates these requirements to our trusted vendors and procures the best possible animal of given weight and features for you. As with all other methods, Pictures of animal being handed over to your chosen charity or being slaughtered will be forwarded to your e-mail address. Qurbanionline is, and wishes to remain, your most trusted source for a hassel free and convenient Qurbani. We send scanned copies of charity receipts, pictures of animal alive and pictures of animal slaughtered to build and reinforce your confidence in us. If you would like to suggest any extra measures to reinforce your trust you can write to us at info@qurbanionline.com or using the comments box of the order form.

What Happens when you select share(s) in an animal?

The shares would be obtained in animals available for share(s) in various charity organisations. If you wish to get your share in any particular charity, you can mention it in the relevant option of the order form.

What Happens when you select an animal by picture?

Animals shown in pictures are either owned by us or by our partners. Once you select an animal by picture, we would mark the animal as sold and would keep it in our possession until delivered or slaughtered as per your preference.

What happens if the animal I ordered is already sold?

Since we are selling through multiple channels it is possible that animal you select would be already sold in this case you would be notified within 6 to 10 hours of your order. We would request you to select another animal from the available stock. However if you wish to, we would refund your amount in full.

Can Credit Cards be used to buy sacrificial animals?

We accept payments from around the world through credit cards as it is the most convenient method for distant payments. However, since sacrifice (Qurbani) cannot be done on credit, we request all our customers to pay their credit card bills in full within due date for this particular month. In this way, they would not pay any interest/Charges on their qurbani’s payment. This would enable, the credit cards to be used just as plastic money to facilitate the transaction and not as a form of CREDIT.

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Religious Qurbani Faqs

Can a goat be sacrificed voluntarily in four shares on behalf of some deceased person?

In the case of a voluntary sacrifice made of one’s own accord, one may include as many deceased as one may like. In the case of a waajib sacrifice on behalf of a deceased person one goat must be slaughtered separately on behalf of each one of the deceased.

Is it permissible for two persons e.g. husband and wife to sacrifice a cow (jointly) which has a capacity of seven shares?

Yes, it is permissible, because none of the partners would have a share less than 1/7.

Is it permissible for two persons e.g. husband and wife to sacrifice a cow (jointly) which has a capacity of seven shares?

Yes, it is permissible, because none of the partners would have a share less than 1/7.

Can one reserve a part for Aqiqa (child-birth sacrifice) in the sacrifice of a large animal?

Yes, there is no fault in doing so.

Is sacrifice on behalf of the wife incumbent upon the husband to fulfill?

It is not incumbent.

Is it incumbent upon the slaughterer's helper (assisting in holding the animal) to recite "Bismillah, Allah-o-Akbar" ?

It is not necessary for the person who renders help in holding the animals legs, head, horns etc. to recite the takbeer. But if the helper holds the knife together with the one who slaughters and assist him in the use of the knife, such an assistant is compelled to recite Bismillah. If either of them deliberately omits to recite or thinks the recitation of one of them is sufficient, the slaughtered animal becomes unlawful.

What is Qurbani about?

Qurbani is about:

  • Love for Allah in contrast to love of the self obedience over rebellion.
  • Loyalty to Allah in preference to loyalty to the family.
  • Faith versus emotion.
  • Struggle as opposed to pleasure.

What is the virtue of Qurbani?

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 judgment with its horns, hair, and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart. (Tirmizi, Ibn Majah).

On whom is Qurbani Wajib (obligatory)?

Qurbani is Wajib (obligatory) on every Muslim who is

  • of sound mind – mature (has reached the age of puberty),
  • Muqeem (i.e. he is not a Shari traveller)

possesses the amount of 612,36 grams of silver or wealth equivalent to that value which is in excess of one’s basic needs and debts on any of the three days of Qurbani. It is not necessary that this amount be in one’s possession for a complete lunar year. (Fatawa Hindiyyah)   Note:

  1. Qurbani is not incumbent on a child or an insane person whether they own wealth equivalent to the amount above or not, nor is it  Wajib upon their guardians to perform it on their behalf. (Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah)
  2. Similarly, it is not Wajib on a musafir (one considered a traveller in Shariah). A Shar’i traveller is he who proceeds on a journey with an intention of travelling 77 kms. He will be treated as a  traveller as soon as soon as he departs his town. However if he intends residing at any place for 15 days or more then he will cease to be a traveller there. (Fataawa Hindiyyah)
  3. A person upon whom Qurbani is not necessary should not incur debts beyond one’s capacity to offer the Qurbani.

If Qurbani is not compulsory on a person, for example, a musaafir then it is virtous to do so if it is within the person’s means.

When is the time for Qurbani?

The time for Qurbani begins after the Eid Salaah on the 10th of Zul Hijjah and ends at the setting of the sun on the 12th of Zul Hijjah. It is better to make Qurbani on the first day then the second, and thereafter the third. (Fataawa Shaamiyya)

In rural and village areas where Jumu’ah and ‘Eid Salaah are not performed, Qurbani may be performed as soon as Fajr (Subhus Saadiq) sets in on the 10th of Zul Hijjah. (Fataawa Hindiyyah) If a person residing in a town (where Eid salaah is performed) arranges for his animal to be slaughtered in a village (where Eid Salaah is not performed), then it is permissible for his animal to be slaughtered before he performs his Eid Salaah. (Fataawa Shaamiyyah) If the Qurbani has been offered before the ‘Eid Salaah, it will have to be repeated. (Fataawa Hindiyyah) It is preferable to slaughter during the day. (Fataawa Hindiyyah)

What type of animals can be slaughtered for Qurbani?

It is permissible to slaughter a goat, sheep, cow, bull, buffalo or camel, male or female for Qurbani.

Can a man purchase the Qurbani animal for his wife form his own wealth?

A man may purchase his wife’s animal from his wealth with her consent. (Fataawa Hindiyyah)

What should one do if the qurbani animal gives birth before being slaughtered?

If an animal purchsed for Qurbani gives birth before it’s slaughter, it is best to give the live new born in charity .Alternately, the new born animal should be slaughtered and the meat given in charity. (Fataawa Shamiyyah)

Can one use the skin of the Qurbani animal?

It is permissible to utilize the skin for one’s personal use, eg. he may use it as a Musalla or a leather bucket etc. However, if the skin is sold, it is not permissible to use the income thereof. It is Wajib to give it in charity. Sale of the skin without the intention of disbursing the money in charity is not permitted. (Fataawa Hindiyyah)

What happens if a person does not perform Qurbani whilst he has the means to?

Hazrat Abu Hurayra (radiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, He who has the means of performing Qurbani but does not do so should not come close to our Eidgah ( Place of Eid Salaah).

When should the Takbeerat of Tashreeq be read?

It is Wajib (incumbent) for every adult muslim to recite the Takbeeraat of Tashreeq after every Fardh Salaat-performed with Jamaat or individually from the Fajr of the 9th of Zul-Hijjah to the Asr of the 13th of Zul Hijjah. The Takbeeraat should be recited once only. The words are as follows:

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar laa ilaha illallahu wallahu akbar. Allahu Akbar walillaahil hamd. Translation: “Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. There is no deity besides Allah and Allah is the Greatest. Allah is the Greatest and all praises belong to Him Alone.” NB. Men should recite this Takbeer audibly whilst females should do so silently.