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
After the process is completed we send updates and videos to all donors showing the Qurban being performed and the beneficiaries during distribution.
Your household is obliged to offer one. Though you can offer more if you have the means.
Yes. Usually this is done for you by an organisation like The Olive Branch Australia.
The Qurban sacrifice takes place on the first three days of Eid al Adha. You must donate your Qurban before sunset (Maghrib) on the third day of Eid al Adha (13th Dhul Hijjah)
Yes. The Olive Branch Australia only performs fresh in-country sacrifices. Canned meat and other packaged solutions are not conducted by The Olive Branch Australia.
Yes. Sacrificed animals can be performed on behalf of someone such as parents, children or the Ummah itself.
We distribute Qurban to the most needy. This includes countries around the world, families in dire circumstances and the most vulnerable such as orphans and the elderly.