The act of Korban (Sacrifice) is carried out by millions of Muslims every year during Eid Al-Adha. Following the example of The Father of Prophets, Abraham (AS).
Allah (swt) says in the Quran: “It is neither their meat nor their blood, that reaches Allah, it is your piety that reaches Him”. (Al Qur’an, 22:37)
The prophet Muhammad PBUH was asked “What is Qurban?”, He answered, “It is the sunnah of your father Ibrahim (AS), for every hair of the Qurban you will receive a reward from Allah and for every hair in the wool you will receive a reward”. (Hadith – Ibn Maja and Tirmidhi).
Korban has to be done on Eid-ul-Adha or during the 3 days after it. Its main purpose is to make oneself closer to Allah by giving the sacrificial meat to the poor and needy as well as to family, relatives and friends. The Prophet s.a.w said: “None of you should offer sacrifice of animals until he has completed the (Eid) prayer”.
Aqiqah, on the other hand, is for a newborn baby and it can be done at anytime before the child reaches puberty. The Prophet s.a.w said: “A boy is in pledge for his Aqiqah, sacrifice is made for him on the seventh day, his head is shaved and he is given name.”
Both are sunnah.
Both Korban and Aqiqah is conducted in Masjid Sultan on a yearly basis during Eid-ul-Adha. Do contact us for more information.