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1058 I missed Qurbani this year because I wasn’t sure whether or not it was Fard on me to do it, I later found out it was Fard, what can I do to compensate?
As Muslims we are required to find out what is Fard, Wajib etc for us and what isn’t.

Responsibility lies upon the individual to investigate whether Qurbani is Wajib upon him/her before the time of Qurbani has lapsed. Investigating on this issue after the time of Qurbani has passed results in this Wajib being missed. Missing it holds Grave Sin.

The time of Qurbani is from the break of the 10th of Zil Hajj to the Sunset on the 12th of Zil Hajj, meaning three days and two nights. To perform the Qurbani on the first day is better than the second, and the second better than the last. In towns, cities and villages where jumu'ah and 'Eid prayers are performed, Qurbani is not permissible to be done before performing the 'Eid Salat. If the time of Qurbani has passed then Qurbani can no longer be performed.

There is no compensation if the Wajib Qurbani is missed. However one may give Qurbani with intension of receiving reward for Nafl rather than Wajib. One should also do Tauba for missing this virtuous act.

(Answered by: Hafiz Mohammed Akhtar)
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