Eid-Ul-Adha 2023: Ultimate Buying Guide for Qurbani Animals

Eid-Ul-Adha 2023

Eid-Ul-Adha 2023 – Eid Ul-Adha every year is celebrated on three days (10, 11, 12) of Zil-Haj. Muslims around the world offer goats, sheep, cows / cattle, camels etc. They slaughter animals and sacrifice qurban (during Eid Ul-Adha), but do you know that there are some conditions that must be met when buying Sacrificial Animals in Islam?

Since there are several schools of thought in this tradition, we will try to list only terms or rules that are common to all. Also, in this blog you will find useful and tested tips for people who want to buy sacrificial animals online for Eid-Ul-Adha 2023.

We will start with the important Qurbani rules (common in most schools of thought).

Qurbani Rules for Buying Sacrificial Animals (Qurbani Ke Janwar)

Failure to follow these rules may void your qurbani. So these are some important rules to follow when buying an animal for qurbani.

Age of Animal

This is the minimum age requirement that every sacrificial animal must meet.

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Age of Sheep for Qurbani

1 school of thought: Look for a sheep of at least 6 months old that should have the minimum size / appearance of a 1 year old goat or sheep (qurbani for 1 person).

2nd school of thought: Buy a dumba, chatra, or kajla of at least 1 year age (qurbani for 1 person).

Age of Goat for Qurbani

Look for a Goat of at least 1 year age (qurbani for 1 person)

Age of Cow / Bull for Qurbani

Look for a bull or cow at least 2 years age (qurbani for 7 persons)

Age of Camel for Qurbani

Look for a camel of at least 5 years age (qurbani for 7 persons)

How to determine the age of an animal for qurbani?

There are many different ways to determine the age of animals but we are here with the most popular and authentic way of confirming the animals age for qurbani. 

At least “Donda”

Seeing the 2 front teeth of the animal (bottom) are bigger and bigger than the others, then the animal is called “donda”. These are permanent teeth and indicate that the animal is eligible for sacrifice / qurbani. Same things are considered for the cows as well.

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Ensure the Health of Sacrificial Animal Before Buying

There are some requirements regarding the health of the animals for sacrifice. We have listed the most common rules that schools of different minds agree on.

  • It should not be too thin or lean
  • Must be able to walk. They should not have a deformed leg
  • They should not be blind or one-eyed
  • Legs, horns and teeth should not be broken
  • Their ears should not be cut
  • Avoid sick or injured animals

Tips for buying Sacrificial Animals (Eid-Ul-Adha 2023)

Here are some important tips that can help you to buy best animals for sacrifice.

Always Visit in the Day to Buy Qurbani Ka Janwar

It is recommended that you always visit the Animal market (mandi) to buy the animal for sacrifice during daytime. Since you need to see the animal in good lighting conditions.

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Most people who look for animals in the afternoon or at night can miss important things like injuries or animal health etc. Also, you can’t compare animals accurately in less light in evening.

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Bargaining Is Your Right (Eid-Ul-Adha 2023)

Sellers will always try to get the most out of you. Therefore, it is important to have a bargain with them. Some buyers who can’t bargain or don’t care, end up paying more than they need to. This trend can drive prices up and make it hard for low-income buyers to buy high price animals.

Tricks to Check Animals for Sacrifice (Eid-Ul-Adha 2023)

Many sellers drink a lot of water to make the animals look bigger than they really are. In order not to fall, you should not pay attention to the size of the belly of the animal, but hold the spine and analyze whether the width matches the size of the animal.

Another way is to check the thighs and make sure the thighs and stomach line up. If not, the belly of the animal will be easier to swell with water, and the reality is different.

Do not use large sizes, but choose an active pet. Meat from leaner, larger animals have more fat. An active animal will have less muscle and fat.


In this article, we try to highlight some important things that everyone should consider before buying a sacrificial animal. Some of them are mandatory requirements for pets, and some tips. Otherwise, the offering may be void.

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