Qurbani is an Arabic word meaning sacrifice. Allah mentions it in the Quran 3/183; Udhiya is taken from the Arabic word duha meaning mid-morning which is the time of day when the animal is sacrificed (during the Hajj) after the Eid prayer.
The whole understanding of qurbani/Udhiya is based on the story of Ibrahim alayhis salam who was willing to sacrifice his most prized possession, his son, to prove his total love and dedication and to obtain Allah’s acceptance of his sacrifice.
Qurbani is limited to those who can afford it, the intention being paramount.
“Their flesh never reaches Allah and neither their blood:
it is only your Allah-consciousness that reaches Him[Quran22:37].”
”The Messenger of Allah, Allah’s prayer and peace upon him told us of the reality of qurbani; “There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Udhiya than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Judgment with its horns, hair, and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart. (Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah)”
Feed The Poor will sacrifice on your behalf and distribute the meat to the poor and needy.
A sheep can feed up to 5 to 8 families
A cow can feed from 15 to 24 families
A buffalo can feed 25 to 40 families
A cow or buffalo counts for 7 qurbani’s while a sheep or goat is only one qurbani, thus the cost of a cow or buffalo can be shared between seven people.
No deductions are made for admin from the cost of the qurbani
This was carried out at Masjidul Iman in Spring valley Kayole Nairobi
Qurbani meat is most often the only time that these poor Muslim communities will eat meat