The Prophet, peace be upon him, said “The son of Adam does not do any action on the day of sacrifice (Eid ul Adha) which is more pleasing to Allah than the sacrifice of animals; the animal will come on the Day of Resurrection with its hair, horns and hooves (for reward). The blood certainly reaches Allah before it falls to the ground. So make yourselves purified therewith.” (Tirmidhi; Ibn Majah)

What is Qurban?

Qurban refers to the sacrifice of livestock for the sake of Allah. It can only be done during Dhul Hijjah, performed between the 10th and 13th. Muslims all around the world slaughter an animal – a goat, sheep, cow or camel – to reflect Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail. At least one third of the meat from the animal must go to the poor/vulnerable people. Traditionally, one would keep one third of the meat for the family and give the final third to the neighbours/relative or friends.

2024 - Live Qurban in SIngapore

Alhamdulillah, APKIM Qurban Services is able to provide the live qurban in one of the selected venues in Singapore over the 4 days. Details of the venue and timings will be shared once finalized.

Qurban with distribution to Palestine

Alhamdulillah, APKIM Qurban Services is able to provide the qurban where all of the meat will be distributed to Palestine. The slaughter will be done in Australia before being shipped to reach the Palestinians, InsyaAllah.

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The Prophet (saw) said: “It is the sunnah of your father Ibrahim (as). For every hair of the Qurban you receive a reward from Allah (swt).” [Tirmidhi]

Can we do Qurban as a family?

There are various opinions on this where some scholars allow while others do not. Usually a person sacrifices a goat or sheep in his own name. Those who choose to share would usually sacrifice a cow where it is divided over 7 shares. This year, qurban of cows  in India is at an affordable price of $560.

What Is Aqiqah?

The birth of a child is a great blessing and gift from Allah SWT. One of the many ways this is celebrated is through Aqiqah.

Aqiqah is the act of sacrificing an animal to mark the occasion of a child’s birth. Ideally, this should be performed seven days after the birth of the child – or failing that, every subsequent seven days or before the child is mature – based on the Islamic lunar calendar.

Performing Aqiqah following the birth of a child is highly recommended for the parent or guardian. This is beneficial for many reasons; along with the aim of announcing the birth of your child and thanking Allah SWT for such a blessing, it helps to unite family members and loved ones on this special occasion. It also gives us an opportunity to share our celebrations with those less fortunate than ourselves – such as orphans and those in need – by offering the meat from the sacrifice with them.

The Aqiqah for a boy and a girl varies; the sacrifice for a baby boy is the equivalent of two sacrifices and the sacrifice for a baby girl is one. Aqiqah can be done as long as the child has not reached puberty.

If I have not performed Aqiqah for my child, which one should I do first?

Let's recap the differences between qurban and aqiqah:

1.  Qurban can only be done between the 10th  to 13th Dhulhijjah. Aqiqah can be done anytime, including during Qurban period. It is sunnah to perform it on the 7th day of the child's birth, failing which, every subsequent 7 days after or before the child reaches puberty. Aqiqah done during Qurban period is usually cheaper, due to economies of scale.

2. Both are sunnah, Qurban is done to give thanks for our day to day lives and many more reasons that we should be grateful for. Aqiqah is done to give thanks or gratitude for the birth of a new child.

3. Qurban can be done every year.  Aqiqah is done once in a life time.

4. There is no limit on the quantity of qurban.. The one who wish to perform qurban can perform as many as you want. The sunnah for Aqiqah is 1 sheep/goat for a girl and 2 sheep /goats for a boy.

If your child is nearing puberty soon, we advise you to do the aqiqah first. Otherwise you can perform your qurban while you save up for aqiqah which can be done at other times of the year. Do bear in mind that the prices for aqiqah will be different outside of the qurban period. As both are sunnah, you can choose which ones you want to perform based on your circumstances.

Qurban and Aqiqah with Apkim

Alhamdulliah, Apkim is a partner to provide this service. Qurban performed in all the other countries except Australia will be distributed 100% to the locals as a form of sedekah. Qurban from Australia will be chilled and brought back to be distributed in Singapore and you can request to have the parts delivered to your doorsteps.


Closing Date: 10 June 24 or while stocks last



 





Palestine Qurban Details

Where will the slaughtering take place?
The sheep or lamb will be slaughtered in Australia in an approved, halal abattoir.

Which part of Palestine will the distribution be?
The Qurban meat will be delivered to Gaza. If not accessible, the meat will be distributed to Palestinians in the Occupied territories. If that is not possible either, then it will be distributed to the Palestinian refugees in Jordan.

How will the meat be delivered to Palestine?
It will be flown by Reefer containers from Australia to Palestine. If not possible, it will be shipped by sea to Ashdod port in Israel or Aqaba port in Jordan, and will take 45-50 days to reach Palestine, with an additional 30-45 days for customs clearance, paperwork and distribution.

Who are our partners?
We are partnering Aliyah Rizq Farm who is working with the Ministry of Wakf And Religious Affairs, Palestinian Zakat Funds Westbank and Palestine National Authority Ramallah

Will I receive any pictures of the distribution?
General pictures of distribution will be shared to all once the distribution is completed. Do understand that it may take 4-5 months from the Qurban date for the pictures.

When is the closing date?
The closing date for orders is on 9th of June 2024 or until stocks last (whichever is earlier).


 





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