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When is Eid Qurbani in 2023?


Qurbani is a paramount observance in the Islamic calendar and it holds immense significance for Muslims worldwide as it symbolizes the essence of selflessness, submission, and gratitude.

Today, we will be diving into this practice, understanding its significance and its timing for 2023!

The Meaning and Significance of Qurbani

Qurbani, stemming from Arabic, translates to “sacrifice”, a central religious practice performed diligently by Muslims during the festival of Eid al-Adha. 

This ritual serves as a remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim’s unwavering faith and obedience to God, who was prepared to sacrifice his son Ismail at God’s command. 

This narrative, shared among Christian and Jewish traditions, recounts that God, moved by Ibrahim’s devotion, replaced Ismail with a lamb just before the sacrifice.

Celebrating Qurbani is a testament to millions of Muslims’ readiness to sacrifice and follow Allah’s commands, similar to Prophet Ibrahim’s resolve. 

The act involves sacrificing an animal – typically a goat, sheep, cow, or camel – and partitioning the meat into three equal parts: one for the family, one for friends and neighbours, and one for those less fortunate.

Qurbani in 2023: Dates and Practices

In 2023, Qurbani commences after the Eid prayers on the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah. 

Based on the lunar calendar’s visibility, this sacred occasion will fall on June 28th. 

The exact date may vary slightly based on the sighting of the moon, as the Islamic calendar follows a lunar system.

The period of Qurbani spans from the 10th to the 12th day of Dhul Hijjah, providing a window for Muslims to perform their sacrificial acts. 

This three-day period allows for flexibility and accommodates the diverse circumstances and logistical arrangements of individuals and communities.

Qurbani: More than a Sacrifice

However, the essence of Qurbani transcends the act of sacrifice, it’s a profound expression of empathy, compassion, and charity. 

Muslims all over the world are encouraged to extend generosity to the underprivileged, fostering community spirit and reminding us of our shared responsibilities towards our fellow believers.

The observance of Qurbani encourages Muslims to embrace the spirit of generosity and extend a helping hand to the underprivileged members of society. 

For Muslims, it serves as a reminder of our shared responsibilities towards our fellow believers and the wider community. Through acts of charity and kindness, 

Muslims are reminded of the importance of uplifting those in need, fostering a sense of community spirit and unity. Which is quite beautiful really.

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Help Us in Upholding the Spirit of Qurbani by Donating to Zahra Trust

This year, Zahra Trust will uphold the spirit of Qurbani by extending generosity to those in need with the help of people like you. 

We’re devoted to aiding the most impoverished and vulnerable Muslims worldwide. Your Qurbani will provide a meal with meat to those who can not afford to eat meat on a regular basis, and it will also bring joy to your fellow believers.

As we gear up to observe Qurbani in 2023, let’s remember those less fortunate and extend our helping hands toward them!

Join us on this journey of faith, compassion, and generosity. Make your Qurbani donation to Zahra Trust and light the way for those navigating through hardships.

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