The obligation of qurbaani is a salient symbol of Islam and an act of worship that reaps immense rewards on condition that one fulfils it in accordance with the mubaarak sunnah. In this day and age, we find that the sunnah is gradually leaving the lives of the Muslims. This is on account of people being more concerned about their material progress and not showing the desired importance to their Deeni obligations.
On the contrary, in the time of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), the greater concern was upholding Deen in their lives and establishing Deen in the lives of the Muslims. Hence, in Bukhaari Shareef, we find the hadeeth recorded where Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had purchased animals to distribute among the poor Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ’anhum) to enable them to perform qurbaani so that they also share in the spirit of qurbaani on the occasion of ‘Eid.
Apart from this, in his mubaarak hadeeth, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had greatly emphasized the importance of upholding this great symbol of Deen, and had sounded severe admonition for those who, despite qurbaani being compulsory upon them, failed to fulfil it.
This kitaab, which contains the pertinent masaa-il of qurbaani, has been prepared with the aim of educating the Ummah regarding the obligation of qurbaani and the sunnah method of fulfilling this obligation.