Here’s a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that you can use for further guidance on Qurban.

Why 35 countries?

A : We have discussed with our partners from all around the world and we select the most needy countries. They are countries affected by conflict, countries with refugees. And this might be the only time of the year where they can enjoy meat.

Who are Global Ehsan Relief’s Qurban beneficiaries?

A : Our beneficiaries from the 35 countries are widows, orphans, the elderly, the most needy in conflict areas and most importantly, the refugees. Not only external refugees but also internally displaced refugees like those in Yemen, Gaza and Somaliland where these people have ran away from conflicts and they are refugees in their own countries.

Can the meat be brought back to Singapore?

A : No, we can’t. We are doing our qurban in all the countries where it is not possible to fly the meat back to Singapore so all the meat will be distributed to the beneficiaries in the local country.

What are the types of Qurban you can do?

A : There’s 4 types of Qurban.

  1. Goat - 1 name

  2. Cow - share up to 7 names

  3. Camel - share up to 7 names

  4. Cow Share - 1 name

Will you get a photo evidence of the Qurban?

A : All our Qurban are monitored and audited both by GER and our partners. We will provide certificates and reports to all our donors and upload general pictures on our social media.

If you would like for a picture of your name being held in front of the animal, you can do only at these 3 countries; Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Aceh.

Why these three countries?

A : Global Ehsan Relief has offices at the mentioned countries and enough manpower to fulfill your request. It is impossible to do at other countries as not all of them has easy access to printers and machines.

When can you cut your nails or hair after making intention?

A : According to our scholars, keeping it uncut is only sunnah. Even if you cut your nails or hair before the qurban, it does not nullify your qurban and it is still valid. Our advice is for you to wait till the day of Tashriq has ended before cutting your nails and hair. This is because our qurban is done is so many countries thus the different time zones which leads to the day of Eid falling on different days.

What is meant by Qurban Nazar?

A : Qurban Nazar is an obligatory act of sacrifising an animal. It is a consequence of a promise made to Allah swt to perform such a qurban if a particular desirable outcome occurs in one’s life.

How can the meat be distributed after Qurban?

A : One third for yourself and your family, one third for your friends, and one third for the poor and needy.

What is the minimum age for a person to do Qurban?

A : According to Imam Malik says the minimum age to do the qurban is at the 7th day of a newborn baby. And according to Imam Shafie it is sunnah if you are not able to do at the 7th day, then you can do it until the child reaches puberty.

Is Qurban obligatory for the wealthy people?

A : The general hukum for Qurban is sunnah mu’akadah, meaning that is a sunnah that is encouraged. If you have the extra means to do qurban every year, you are encouraged to do so.

Can the niyah (conscious intentions) while slaughtering an animal for Qurban be combined with the ibadah Aqiqah?

A : According to the mazhab Syafiie and Hanafi, it is permissible to combine the niyah for Qurban and Aqiqah because both is indeed something which make us closer to Allah. But according to the mazhab Maliki and Hanbali, it is not permissible to combine the niyah of Qurban and Aqiqah as the two of them has different objectives in some aspect.

Can Aqiqah be done under Cow share?

A : Yes it can be shared according to the Hadith narrated by Jabir Bin Abdullah r.a said that the companions of Nabi Muhammad s.a.w sacrificed a camel and divided it into 7 parts and a cow into 7 parts.

Can we perform Qurban for a person without his/her knowledge?

A : Yes if that person is one of your immediate family member. If the person is not, you need to ask for his or her permission before performing the Qurban. If the person does not gives the permission then it is not allowed to perform Qurban for him or her.

Can I perform Qurban for my parents who have passed away?

A : The prayers and deeds of a pious child for his/her parents are accepted Allah SWT - whether the parents have passed away or are still alive. According to the mahzab Hanafi and Hanbali, it is permissable for a child to perform Qurban for his/her dead parents and let the child pray that the Qurban he performed for his/her parents is accepted and the good deeds that flow will be a blessing for his/her parents on the Day of Judgement.



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