Qurbani, the annual sacrifice made by Muslims worldwide is performed according to Qurbani rules and includes the mandatory recitation of a dua for Qurbani. The dua for Qurbani needs to be recited when performing the Qurbani sacrifice, before the slaughter of the animal.
What is a Dua for Qurbani
Traditionally Muslims recite “Bismillah Allahu Akbar” when slaughtering an animal. During Dhul Hijjah, the season for Qurbani, animal sacrifices are done to reflect the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail, for the sake of God.
During this time, Muslims must abide by particular Qurbani rules and recite a dua for Qurbani, alongside the standard dua. The dua for Qurbani is done in conjunction with a Qurbani ki niyat, or also known as the intention for Qurbani.
Significance of Dua for Qurbani
The dua for Qurbani is significant because it differentiates Qurbani sacrifices, a virtuous act performed by all capable Muslims, from any other animal slaughtering.
The dua for Qurbani must be recited before slaughtering the animal to ensure the Qurbani is done in a permissible manner and in accordance with Islamic rulings. As it’s done during the blessed days of Eid, the sacrifice should be done in accordance with Islamic ruling to reap the rewards of it.
Qurbani dua in Arabic
اِنِّى وَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِيَ لِلَّذِيْ فَطَرَ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ حَنِيْفًا وَّمَا اَنَا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِيْنَ اِنَّ صَلاَتِيْ وَنُسُكِيْ وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِيْ للهِ رَبِّ الْعالَمِيْنَ لاَ شَرِيْكَ لَه وَبِذَلِكَ اُمِرْتَ وَاَنَا مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِيْنَ اَللَّهُمَّ مِنْكَ وَلَكَ
Qurbani dua in English
“For me, I have set my face firmly and truly towards Him Who created the heavens and the earth. And never shall I give partners to Allah. Verily my worship and my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah. Lord of the worlds. O Allah this sacrifice is from you and is for you.”