Qurbani (Sacrifice) during Covid-19?

Question

ls offering qurbani mandatory in the Corona virus scare? Doing this might expose more people to this virus. Please give your informed opinion on this issue.


Answer

Salaam

Thank you for writing to us.

We believe this is a medical issue and not a religious one as such. In this situation, the directions of the local authorities and medical experts should be followed. In any case, Qurbani (sacrifice), even though an important worship ritual, is a Nafl (supererogatory) ibaadah. If the authorities allow for it to be performed, then one must follow all the precautionary measures.

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About the Author

Mushafiq Sultan


Mushafiq Sultan, born in Kashmir in 1988, has been studying world religions from his school days. In 2009 Mushafiq came across the works of Ustaz Javed Ahmad Ghamidi and since then has been highly influenced by his thought. He has an exceptional interest in world religions, their philosophies and their mutual relations. He formally joined Al-Mawrid in 2016 as Assistant Fellow (Honorary). Presently, he is in charge of Al-Mawrid’s query service. In 2016, he published his first book ‘Muhammad (sws) in the Bible- An Exposition on Isaiah 42’. He has written articles on Islam, Christianity and Hinduism. He has also translated several articles of Javed Ahmad Ghamidi into Hindi.

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