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Qurbani of a Cow

Every year, Muslims worldwide slaughter an animal (goat, sheep, cow, or camel). After Eid al Adha prayers, between the 10th and 12th days of Dhul Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic calendar.

According to our Prophet, Ibrahim sacrificed his son Ismail for the sake of Allah, our Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) would offer his Qurbani and then offer another on behalf of his ummah and those that could not afford to do it themselves.

On the authority of Kathir bin Abdullah, it is reported that Prophet Muhammad (saw) said,

 “Whoever revives a Sunnah of mine that dies out after I am gone, he will have a reward equivalent to those among the people who act upon it, without detracting from their reward in the slightest.” (Ibn Majah)

Rules of Cow Qurbani

Qurbani Shares for a Cow

A cow is split into seven parts. An individual can purchase any number of features or a whole cow for Qurbani. One individual must provide either one part of a large animal (cow or camel) or an exclusive small animal (goat).

“There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Qurbani 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, Ibn Majah]

Cow Qurbani Costs

The cost depends on the country, Qurbani weight, and Qurbani type. You can donate your Qurbani cost to Bonyan organization; we give Qurbani to people in need in many countries.

Sacrifice a Cow in Islam

To fulfill the rules of the Qurbani festival, slaughterers and slaughter-houses should abide by the following regulations:

  • The animal should be slaughtered with a sharp knife to avoid causing undue suffering
  • The blade should not be sharpened in front of the animal
  • No animal should be slaughtered in the presence of another

It is best to slaughter the animal yourself, but if you do not know how you should remain present whilst someone else sacrifices the creature. It is also necessary to say “Bism Allah – Allahu Akbar” when slaughtering the animal. Slaughtered animals are not to be skinned until completely cold.


How Many Qurbani Does a Cow Have?

One Cow equals seven Qurbani.

What is Cow Qurbani?

It means slaughtering a cow after Eid al Adha prayers, between the 10th and 12th days of Dhul Hijjah.

How Much Does a Cow Cost for Qurbani?

One Cow equals seven Qurbani.

How Many People Can Slaughter a Cow for Eid?

Each cow equals seven Qurbani. Seven people can share one Qurbani of a cow.