What is a Vowed Qurbani?
Vowed Qurbani: It is to make a Mubah (neutral) act Wajib (Obligatory) upon oneself by vowing to perform the act in the honour of Allah (Subhanahu). It is permissible for a person to make a vow to perform any act of worship for the sake of Allah (Ta’ala). It is a means for a person to earn reward. The following statements are examples for vows: “I promise to fast tomorrow.” “I promise to give so much money to a poor person for the pleasure of Allah.” “I promise, I will sacrifice a Qurbani and distribute its meat to the poor.”
How is the intention for a Vowed Qurbani made?
When making a pledge to Allah (Subhanahu), it is best to use phrasing similar to the following: “I promise to give such amount of money to a poor person for the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala.” “If Allah (Subhanahu) gives health to my father, I will offer a sacrifice for His pleasure.” or “I will offer a sacrifice for His pleasure and distribute its meat in Sadaqa.”
Is it compulsory to offer a Vowed Qurbani?
To offer a Vowed Qurbani only becomes compulsory upon a person after he has clearly made his pledge to Allah (Ta’ala). If the oath is made in the form of a dua, then the slaughtering of the animal becomes obligatory once the dua has been answered. The ruling of this type of Qurbani is considered compulsory as all oaths to Allah (Ta’ala) must be carried out. In Surah Maida, Ayah 1 Allah (Ta’ala)says: “O you who have believed, fulfill [all] contracts...” Meaning that it is necessary to fulfil one’s oaths. Allah (Ta’ala) praises those who fulfil their oaths in Surah Al-Insan, Ayah 7: “They [are those who] fulfill [their] vows...”.
When is it offered?
In the Hanafi Madhab, a Vowed Qurbani may not be slaughtered untill the goal has been achieved or the dua has been answered. A person must fully comprehend the responsibility that comes with the vow that they are about to take and fulfil their part of the oath once their dua has been answered. The Qurbani must be offered as soon as the goal is achieved or the dua is answered. However, a Vowed Qurbani that is not slaughtered at the correct time must be made up for at soonest possible time. For example, if a person vows, “Today I will offer a qurbani and distribute its meat to the poor.”, but does not do so on that day, they are then obligated to slaughter the animal at the soonest possible time.
Who May Not Consume the Meat of a Vowed Qurbani?
The person who offers a Vowed Qurbani cannot consume its meat, neither can their spouse, their ascendants or descendants. The meat should be donated to the poor. If they consume the meat, they need to donate its value equal to what they have consumed in charity.
Source: Fazilet Calendar.
The Price of a Vowed Qurbani for 2020
The cost of a Vowed Qurbani in Africa is R1600, but this may vary depending on the conditions at different countries. You may pay with your credit card or via EFT into our bank account.
How Does Your Qurbani Reach Africa?
● Send your qurbani through our website or via our call centre.
● Our staff will verbally accept authorisation for the execution of your Qurbani.
● Your qurbani will be sent to one of the countries of Africa.
● After your qurbani has been done, the video of the sacrifice is sent to you via
● The meat is then distributed to the needy.
You may contact us on the numbers below for any queries:
● WhatsApp: +27 60 700 0606
● Landline: +27 22 487 0210
When Will My Qurbani be done?
We may do your Qurbani within 1-2 days, in one of the counties of Africa and we will WhatsApp you a notification video. Urgent Qurbanis may be done in the same day.
Notification on Qurbani Sponsorship
This is the phase where we inform our donors conforming that their Qurbani have been done. They will be notified through videos which indicate where their Qurbani have been done.
The recipients of the Qurbani meat are always grateful for your kind contributions.
The cost of 1 Qurbani is R1600. This amount may be paid in Dollars or Euros as well.
- You can donate your Qurbani to Africa from our website.
- You can deposit the Qurbani fee by money order or EFT and call to open an application.
- Or you can visit our UICT offices and apply for Qurbani in person..
UICT– We are Striving for a Brighter Future
All your Qurbanis you send year-round to Africa, be it Wajib, Vowed, Aqeeqah,Shukr and other nafl ones, are done strictly according to Islamic principles and and are distributed in destitute regions of Africa.
You could also be the kirwa (Health Father) of a boy in Africa and sponsor their expenses on their circumcision ceremony.
Zakâh is to give one-fortieth (2.5%) of one’s wealth annually for the pleasure of Allah. You can discharge your Zakah to those in need.