One for You, One for the Ummah: Prophetic Qurban (Korban)

Eid-al-Adha is a significant time for Muslims worldwide. It’s a period in which we commemorate the ultimate act of sacrifice by Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and reflect on our personal faith and relationship with Allah (SWT). One of the key rituals during this period is giving Qurban (Korban), and aims to revive the lesser-known tradition of Prophetic Qurban (Korban).

The Tradition of Qurban

Qurban (Korban), derived from the Arabic word ‘Qurban’, means sacrifice. It is a sacred act of devotion that every adult Muslim, who can afford it, is obliged to perform during the period of Eid-al-Adha. It involves the ritualistic slaughtering of specific animals – generally goats, sheep, cows, or camels – and distributing the meat among the less fortunate.

The act of Qurban (Korban) symbolizes our willingness to give up our comforts and possessions in the way of Allah, just as Prophet Ibrahim demonstrated his readiness to sacrifice his son at Allah’s command.

The Prophetic Qurban: A Forgotten Sunnah

While many Muslims across the globe participate in the act of giving Qurban (Korban), not many are aware of the tradition of Prophetic Qurban (Korban). According to various Hadith, our beloved Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) used to perform two Qurbansone on his behalf and another on behalf of those in his Ummah who were unable to give. This second act of sacrifice is what we call Prophetic Qurban.

The Importance of Reviving the Prophetic Qurban 

The Qur’an tells us that the Prophet (saw) is the best example for mankind: ‘There is indeed a good model for you in the Messenger of Allah [saw] for the one who has hope in Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah profusely’. (Qur’an 33:21).

Reviving the tradition of Prophetic Qurban (Korban) is a wonderful opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the Prophet (saw), thereby earning additional rewards from Allah (SWT). It also allows us to extend our reach and help more families in need, particularly during the days of Eid-ul-Adha when meat, often an unaffordable luxury in poverty-stricken communities, is distributed.

The Rewards of Prophetic Qurban

The rewards of giving Prophetic Qurban (Korban) are manifold. Aside from following a Sunnah of the Prophet (saw), one also earns the gratitude of those who benefit from the Qurban (Korban) meat. The Prophet (saw) said, ‘None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself’. (Bukhari)

Moreover, by giving Prophetic Qurban, you’re not only doubling your rewards and impact, but you’re also ensuring that those unable to offer a sacrifice themselves get to participate in the blessed festivities of Eid-ul-Adha.

How to Give Prophetic Qurban with has made the process of giving Prophetic Qurban (Korban) simple and efficient. You can carry out this act of devotion directly through our website by selecting ‘Prophetic Qurban’ as your preferred contribution.

We ensure that your donation is used to provide fresh, quality meat to the families in need. We work with local suppliers to support local communities and follow strict guidelines to ensure the sacrifices are done according to Prophetic tradition.