Last Updated on May 1, 2023 by Dr. Ali Shahid
Dumba is the favorite animal of the Muslim Ummah. It is symbolic of an incident that happened between Hazrat Ibrahim (AS) and his son.
Dumba Qurbani means the sacrifice of a sheep or lamb during the Islamic festival of Eid-ul-Adha. Muslims all over the world sacrifice an animal.
They also commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) to sacrifice his son Ismail (AS) as an act of obedience to Allah.
But the most important thing is how Dumba Qurbani is performed and what are some of the tips to be followed. Let’s learn about them.
Dumba Qurbani 2023
Why is Dumba the most common animal for Qurbani?
The tradition of sacrificing animals during Eid-ul-Adha has been around for thousands of years. Muslims sacrifice an animal that is halal, which means it must be healthy, free from any defects or illnesses, and must be of a certain age.
In most cases, the Dumba is the most common animal for Qurbani because it is easily available, affordable, and meets all the criteria for halal.
Why is Dumba preferred for Qurbani?
Dumba, which refers to a sheep or goat that is less than one year old, is often preferred for Qurbani for several reasons.
Firstly, Muslims have an emotional attachment to it. As it is associated with Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) and Hazrat Ismail (A.S).
Secondly, it is a relatively small animal, which makes it easier to handle and slaughter compared to larger animals such as cows or camels.
Thirdly, Dumba is often more affordable than larger animals. This makes it accessible to more people who want to perform Qurbani.
Additionally, the meat of a young sheep or goat is generally considered to be tender and delicious, which makes it a popular choice for Qurbani.
Finally, it is mentioned in some Islamic teachings that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions would often perform Qurbani with Dumba. Thus, it is a recommended practice for Muslims to follow.
Tips for sacrificing a Dumba
Here are some tips for sacrificing Dumba during Qurbani:
Keep the animal comfortable
The Dumba should be kept in a clean and comfortable environment. Give it adequate food and water, before the sacrifice. This helps to reduce stress and make the animal feel at ease.
Perform the sacrifice quickly
The person performing the sacrifice should be skilled and experienced. Also, the animal should be slaughtered quickly and painlessly.
Use a sharp tool
It is important to use a sharp knife for the sacrifice. It ensures a quick and clean cut. Blunt knives can cause unnecessary pain and suffering for the animal.
Follow the proper procedure
Beware of all the processes and follow them properly. It involves reciting the name of Allah and cutting the throat of the animal in one swift motion.
Do make sure that the animal is slaughtered humanely and respectfully.
Fair Division of meat
Distribute and divide the meat into three portions. Divide it fairly and equally.
In conclusion, Dumba Qurbani is a significant practice for Muslims around the world. However, it is important to perform the sacrifice humanely and respectfully, by choosing a healthy animal, and keeping it comfortable.
By following the aforementioned tips, you can ensure that the practice of Dumba Qurbani is performed in a way that is respectful to the animal and beneficial to the community.
Dr. Ali Shahid is a veterinarian by profession and CEO at provets. He loves to treat animals and has great expertise in veterinary products. Our aim is to provide the best information related to your animal health.