As the Qurbani season fast approaches, many Muslims across the globe will be following in the traditions of Prophet Ibrahim AS in carrying out the sacrifice of an animal for the sake of Almighty Allah.
HMC will be taking responsibility to assuring the Qurbani is done according to Islamic rules.
This year, one major complication which we have highlighted over the past few years for Muslims performing their Qurbani in the UK, is that many in our community choose ‘lamb’ as their choice of animal for Qurbani due to the taste.
However, this year, and for the following few years, nearly all the lambs will not meet the condition of being 12 months in age (this is one of the conditions of Qurbani, or at the minimum, the lamb should be of 6 Months old and look like 12 months old). This complication is due to the lambing season being March/April in 2022 and therefore majority of lambs in the UK will only be a few months old and will not meet the age criteria for performing Qurbani during the days of Eid.
For this reason, HMC will not be accepting Lambs this year and for the coming years during the days of Qurbani due to not being able to verify the age of the animal. We therefore strongly advise all consumers to order sheep/mutton for Qurbani. We have also advised HMC Certified shops and slaughterhouses to order sheep for Qurbani to ensure the Qurbani rules are followed.
Order your sheep/mutton from a HMC butcher near you. Click here to find your nearest HMC certified butchery.