The word “Qurban” or “Qurbani” derives from the root word in Arabic “Qurb” which means to come close. So Qurban in essence is a sacrifice that brings us closer to the Mercy of Allah (swt). Eid al-Adha is the commemoration of the sacrifice where Ibrahim (as) passed the test putting his Lord first when commanded to sacrifice his son Ismail (as) on Mount Arafat. Ibrahim’s (as) obedience to Allah (swt) was rewarded with Ismail (as) being replaced by a sheep. Today we too sacrifice sheep to show our obedience to Allah (swt) in the hope that it is accepted and we too have “Qurb” or closeness to Allah (swt). “Their meat will not reach Allah (swt), nor will their blood, but what reaches Him is piety from you.” 22:37
Qurban is compulsory on every household as the Prophet (as) said “O people, it is compulsory for every household to make a sacrifice yearly.” [Ahmed]. The Qurban must be paid before the end of the last day of Eid ul-Adha. The animals permitted for Qurban are Sheep/Lamb, Camels, Buffalo, Goats and Cows.
The Olive Branch Australia has partnered with local slaughterhouses in various countries to bring you affordable quality Qurban in key countries around the world. We provide Qurban in Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan, India and Somalia. The prices include animal selection, preparation, slaughtering, packaging, and distribution to the needy.