U'd'hiya (Qurbani)

The word U’d’hiyah means an animal of the an’aam class (i.e., camel, cow, sheep or goat) that is slaughtered during the days of Eid al-A’dha as an act of worship, intending to draw closer to Allah thereby.

The time for offering the sacrifice begins after the ‘Eid prayer on ‘Eid al-Adha and ends when the sun sets on the thirteenth of Dhu’l-Hijjah. So there are four days of sacrifice: the day of ‘Eid al-Adha and the three days after it. 

It is better to hasten to offer the sacrifice after the ‘Eid prayer , as the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to do, then the first thing he would eat on the day of ‘Eid would be meat from his sacrifice.

7 Families can share in Cow and Camel. But Goat and Sheep can’t be shared with. They will be allowed on behalf a single person and his close family.

U'd'hiya Offers


Cow 1/7 Share - Nepal

Cow Full - Nepal

Cow 1/7 Share - Chad

Cow Full - Chad​

Camel 1/7 Share - Chad

Camel Full - Chad​​






No. based on Shariah rulings, Qurbani must be performed in the form of Bahimat Al- An’am which includes sheep/goat, cow, and camel. If any other type of animal/livestock is slaughtered as a Qurbani, it cannot be regarded as Qurbani.

No. They are different things that are offered due to two different reasons. U’d’hiya is performed in order to show our gratitude towards all the provisions provided by Allah, while Aqeeqa is performed in order to carry out a religious obligation. Therefore, they cannot be combined. (or slaughtered as one). However, there are no restrictions on performing Aqeeqa and U’d’hiya on the same day.

If a person is capable of paying back the money, there is no harm in borrowing money for Aqeeqa. However, the loan here refers to Qar’d Hasan, which does not include any form of Usury (Riba). On the other hand, taking an interest-based loan for this purpose is not allowed as it includes Riba. Moreover, Aqeeqa performed using the money from an interest-based loan cannot be accepted at all, because Riba is one of the most grave sins in Islam.

The best type of animal to be slaughtered as U’d’hiya is Camel. If it is not possible, the next recommended animal is Cow. If either of them is not available, next recommended type is Sheep and if it is not possible to slaughter a sheep we can slaughter a goat.

The day of U’d’hiya depends on the place where it is carried out. The day of Eid in the Maldives is usually the day of Hajj for some countries such as India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Therefore, if the slaughtering is carried out on the day of Hajj for those countries, it will not be considered U’d’hiya, but rather a Sadaqah. Since BakariMv especially focuses on shariah compliance in every aspect, they make sure to be on the safe side when it comes to this. For such countries, our slaughtering begins on their Eid day which is the 1st day of Ayyam At-Thashreeq for the Maldives.

Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen:
Udhiyah on behalf of the dead may be of three types: 

1 – When it is offered on their behalf as well as on behalf of the living, such as when a man offers a sacrifice on behalf of himself and the members of his  family, and intends thereby both those who are alive and those who are dead. This is permissible.

2 – Offering the sacrifice on behalf of the dead in fulfillment of their last wishes (wasaaya). This is obligatory except in the case of one who is unable to do it.

3 – Offering the sacrifice on behalf of the dead voluntarily and independently of the living – such as offering a separate sacrifice on behalf of one’s father or mother. This is permissible. The Hanbali fuqaha’ have stated that the reward for that will reach the deceased and benefit him, by analogy with giving charity on behalf of the dead. 

But we do not think that singling out the dead for offering a sacrifice on their behalf is part of the Sunnah, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not offer a sacrifice specifically on behalf of any of his deceased loved ones. He did not offer a sacrifice on behalf of his paternal uncle Hamzah even though he was one of his dearest relatives, or on behalf of his children who died during his lifetime, who were three married daughters and three sons who died in infancy, or on behalf of his wife Khadeejah who was one of his most beloved wives. And it is not narrated that any of his companions offered a sacrifice on behalf of any of their deceased loved ones. 

We also think that what some people do, offering a sacrifice on behalf of a deceased loved one in the first year after his or her death, which they call Udhiyat al-Hufrah (the sacrifice of the grave), and they think that no one else can share the reward of it, is wrong – as is offering a voluntary sacrifice on behalf of their deceased loved ones or in accordance with the will, and not offering a sacrifice on behalf of oneself and one’s family, which some people do. If they knew that when a man offers a sacrifice paid for with his own money on behalf of himself and his family, that includes all the members of his family, both living and dead, then they would not do this.

Yes. There is nothing wrong with giving money to someone to slaughter the U’d’hiyah for you in another country, on condition that he is trustworthy and that he will slaughter it during the days of sacrifice which are the days of at-tashreeq.
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