Best Dua for Qurbani with Transliteration

Dua for Qurbani! My pious brothers and sisters, Qurbani means divine closeness. It is the effort of servants to Allah. Or, we can say, our desire to achieve piety (Taqwa) and to strive to be the recipient of divine grace.

It’s said by Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “If someone has the means but doesn’t offer a sacrifice, they shouldn’t come near where we pray.”

(Sunan Ibn Majah 3123)

Performing Qurbani means sacrificing an animal on specific days. It is done with the intention of worship. Giving money without sacrificing an animal is not Qurbani. This practice should be avoided.

Qurbani is primarily an act of worship, not a business transaction. So, practices like reducing Qurbani to just selling a set amount of meat go against its true purpose. Before sacrificing, each animal and its owners must be clearly identified. It’s not allowed to mix the meat to meet a predetermined amount.

What do you say when doing Qurbani?

Performing Qurbani, like any other worship, has specific conditions. Muslims who are mentally sound and have reached puberty. They are considered wealthy by religious standards. They follow the example of our Prophet (ﷺ) and perform Qurbani. In Islam, the sacrificial animal must be from the sheep or cattle family. It’s crucial for both the worship and our health.

The animal must be healthy, with all its organs and well-fed. The animal to be sacrificed must be of a certain age, as per the tradition of our Prophet (ﷺ). Sellers must carefully follow these rules. Buyers must do their research. It’s a religious and moral duty for them to do so. Also, do not choose female animals. This is to keep the animal population going.

  • It’s better to slaughter the animal yourself. But if you can’t, it’s good to watch someone else do it.
  • You don’t have to say out loud that you’re doing Qurbani you can make the Intention in your heart.
  • You must say the In the Name of Allah out loud Bismillah-hir-rehmanir-raheem.
  • Those who plan to offer sacrifice should avoid cutting their nails or hair. They should avoid it from the start of Zhul Hijjah until after the sacrifice.
  • All four schools of Islamic law agree. It’s allowed to perform sacrifice for someone who has died. The person who does the sacrifice can distribute the meat as usual. They don’t have to give all the meat to charity.

Before you slaughter the animal, it should be lying on its left side, facing the Qiblah. Then, you should say this Dua for Qurbani.

Dua for Qurbani in Arabic

إِنِّي وَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِيَ لِلَّذِي فَطَرَ السَّماَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ مِلَّةَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ حَنِيفَاً وَمَا أَنَا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ . إِنَّ صَلاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ العَالَمِينَ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَبِذَلِكَ أُمِرْتُ وَأَنَا أَوَّلُ المُسْلِمِينَ ، اللَّهُمَّ مِنْكَ وَلَكَ

Dua for Qurbani Transliteration

“Inni wajjahtu wajhiya lilladhi fataras-samawati wal-arda hanifan wama ana mina almushrikin. Inna salati wa nusuki wa mahyaya wa mamati lillahi rabbil-alamin. La sharika lahu wa bidhalika umirtu wa ana mina al-muslimin. Allahumma minka wa laka bismillahi allahu akbar.”

Dua for Qurbani in English

I have, indeed, turned my face straight towards the One who created the heavens and the earth, upon the faith of Ibrahim, and I am not one of those who associate partners with Allah. Say, “My prayer, my offering, my life and my death are for Allah, the Lord of all the worlds. For Him there is no partner. And thus I have been commanded, and I am among those who submit to Allah. O Allah this sacrifice is from you and for you. In the name of Allah, Allah is the Greatest!”

When slaughtering the animal one must begin with:

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

Du’aa after the Sacrifice:

اللهم تَقَبَّلْهُ مِ ي ني كَمَا تَقَبَّل ت مِنْ حَبِيْبِكَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ خَلِي لِكَ إبْرَاهِي مَ عَلَيْهِمَا الصَّل وةُ وَالسَّ لاَمُ

“O Allah accept it from me as you accepted from your beloved Muhammad and your friend Ibrahim. Peace be upon them.”

What does the Quran say about the Animal sacrifice?

قُلْ إِنَّ صَلَاتِى وَنُسُكِى وَمَحْيَاىَ وَمَمَاتِى لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَـٰلَمِينَ (١٦٢)

“Qul inna ṣalātī wa-nusukī wa-maḥyāya wa-mamātī lillāhi rabbil ‘ālamīn” (162)

“Surely my prayer, my sacrifice, my life, and my death are all for Allah—Lord of all worlds.

This shows that everything we do, including sacrifice, is for Allah. So, we do sacrifice because Allah told us to do it, and we want to follow His rules.

Why do we perform Qurbani?

فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَٱنْحَرْ (٢)

“Faṣalli li-Rabbika wa-anḥar” (2)

So pray and sacrifice to your Lord ˹alone˺.

We do it because Allah and His Messenger told us to. It’s something we have to do as Muslims, but there are rules we follow. Allah talks about it in the Quran. He says, “So, you should offer Salah for your Lord, and sacrifice.” That’s why we do sacrifice, to follow this rule from Allah (Dua to thank Allah).

How many days Qurbani is allowed?

Qurbani starts after Eid Salah on the 10th of Zul Hijjah. It ends at sunset on the 12th of Zul Hijjah. It’s best to do Qurbani on the first day, then the second, and then the third. If someone offers Sacrifice before Eid Salah, they must do it again.

If someone misses doing Sacrifice on the mentioned dates, they should give its value to charity. If Eid Salah is in different places, Qurbani can start after the first place finishes Salah.

When doing Sacrifice in a different country, consider the time of both places. Sacrifice should be done after the valid time in both locations. This is safest because it’s a debated issue.

Is female goat allowed for Qurbani?

There are four types of animals for Qurbani. They are: camel (five years old), cow, bull, ox, or buffalo (two years old), goat, sheep, or ram (one year old). A sheep between 6 months and 1 year old that looks like a 1-year-old sheep is also okay.

Animals for Sacrifice should be healthy and defect-free. An animal with defects, like missing ears, broken horns, blindness, or lameness, is not suitable for Qurbani. But if it can walk with a limp, it’s okay.

Each goat is enough for one person’s Qurbani according to most scholars. Each big animal like a cow or camel is enough for seven people.

Animal’s Age and TypeAnswer
Is the age of a Qurbani animal considered or its teeth?It is permissible to perform Qurbani of an animal even if its teeth have not yet grown, as long as it has reached the required age. The minimum ages are: 5 years for a camel, 2 years for a cow, and 1 year for a goat, sheep, or ewe.
What if traders claim the animal is of the right age but customers doubt?Customers may doubt traders’ claims due to past deception. Some traders resort to deceitful practices like taping severed tails or hiding animal’s teeth. Trust in sellers has diminished due to such practices.
Is it valid to perform Qurbani if the buyer trusts the seller’s claim about the animal’s age?If the buyer trusts the seller, and the seller is adherent to Shari’ah and righteous, then Qurbani is valid even if the animal’s teeth haven’t grown. It’s preferable for the animal to have four teeth, but two teeth are common nowadays.
Why do some buyers purchase animals with no teeth at a discounted price?Buyers purchasing young animals without teeth at a reduced price are likely butchers intending to slaughter them for meat sale, not for Qurbani.
On which day is it best to do Qurbani?Qurbani is allowed on all three days of Eid, but it’s better on the first day. Some people choose other days to save money, but it’s losing out on the better reward. Even if it’s harder, doing good deeds brings better rewards.
Why do some people choose other days?Some people avoid the first day because butchers charge more. They think saving money is better, but it’s missing out on the greater reward of doing Qurbani on the first day.
Is it okay to perform Qurbani later?If there’s no urgent need, it’s better to do Qurbani on the first day, even if it costs more. Think about the bigger reward in the future. If you have a feast planned later, you can still do Qurbani first and use the meat later.

Can someone who doesn’t wash before prayer or even pray at all trim their beard? Can they still slaughter an animal?

It’s okay to slaughter an animal even if someone: doesn’t wash before prayer, doesn’t pray, or lacks a beard. It doesn’t affect whether the animal is halal or not.

Also, anyone, even a woman or a child who understands, can slaughter the animal. But they must say Allah’s name when they do it.

If someone forgets to say Allah’s name, the animal is still okay to eat. But if someone purposely doesn’t say Allah’s name, then the animal becomes forbidden to eat.

It’s better to say the above Qurbani Dua before slaughtering. But, it’s not required. Just saying “Allah” is enough for the animal to be halal.

If someone forgets to say Allah’s name, it’s okay, the animal is still halal.

What should people know if they’re doing a group Qurbani (sacrifice)?

Doing a group sacrifice has many rules. So, people should learn them or ask scholars for help. Some people make mistakes when doing group sacrifices without knowing the rules.

People doing group sacrifices should fear Allah and follow the rules.

Can someone borrow money to do a Qurbani?

Someone has to do a Qurbani but lacks money. It’s tied up in their business or they don’t want to sell their stuff. They can borrow. But if doing a Qurbani isn’t required, they shouldn’t borrow money for it. It’s risky because they might not be able to pay it back, causing problems. So, it’s best not to borrow money for Qurbani unless it’s necessary.


  • Arish Husain

    Assalam Alaikum beautiful people! someone who loves Prophet Muhammad and his family a lot. I like finding new ways to teach important stuff, so everyone can understand what Allah wants from us and His plans. We learn to listen for whispers from Allah, understand big plans, get ready for whatever Allah has for us, and try our best. I hope Allah's blessings guide us on this special journey.Allah hu Akbar!

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