QURBAN & AQIQAH
The qurban & aqiqah will be carried out for the benefit of muslims in the mentioned area.
"Their meat will not reach Allah, nor will their blood, but what reaches HIM is piety from you. Thus have we subjected to them to you that you may glorify Allah for that (to) which HE has guided you and give good tidings to the doers of good."
~ Surah Al-Hajj, Verse 37
Know that both Qurban and Aqiqah are Sunnah Muaqaddah – meaning it is highly encouraged to practise as Rasulullah SAW practiced it but not compulsory. It was done for his grandsons as narrated by many hadiths for Aqiqah and for Qurban the story of Prophet Ibrahim a.s and Prophet Ismail a.s.
According to the Shafii’ school of jurisprudence for those who can afford it and it is makruh (objectionable) not to perform it.
According to the Hanafi school of jurisprudence, it is made compulsory for one that can afford it for Qurban.
Here in Singapore, we take reference from Imam Shafii’ school of thought.
To make it simple, one needs to be able to have the financial means to perform the Ibadah. Second, take note of the time restrictions. Qurban can only be done in the 4 days as mentioned below.
Performed only ONCE in a LIFETIME.
Performed when one is born in this world. (Usually the parents will pay for it)
Best to perform 7,14 or 21 days after he/she is born.
If parents can afford it (before the child reaches puberty (baligh)
After puberty one can do it by themselves once they can afford it
It is encourage to do this if you are a new Convert to Islam.
Can be performed all year round. No restrictions to timing.
Can be performed every year.
Must be done during the 10, 11, 12 and 13 Zulhijjah of the Hijri Calendar
One must be able to afford the Sacrifice.