ACTNews, JAKARTA – The Prophet Muhammad is a role model for Muslims including in terms of Qurbani worship. In performing Qurbani, the Prophet Muhammad had never done it half-heartedly.
When the Prophet Muhammad performed Hajjat ul-Wada in the year of 10 AH or 632 AD, he also performed Qurbani. In the last hajj performed before the Prophet's death, he sacrificed 100 camels to be shared with the community. Prophet of Muhammad even regularly performed Qurbani every year.
At that time, Prophet Muhammad performed Qurbani with a hundred camels which sixty-three were slaughtered by himself while the remaining camels were slaughtered by Ali bin Abu Thalib. All of those Qurbani animals were slaughtered on Eid ul-Adha.
“Narrated Jabir (RA): The Prophet Muhammad slaughtered sixty-three (sacrificial) camels and ordered 'Ali to slaughter the remainder [thirty-seven]." [Reported by Muslim]. Meanwhile, on the other source, Prophet Muhammad had slaughtered thirty of the camels while his friend Ali slaughtered the remaining ones.
Prophet Muhammad performed Qurbani merely as a form of piety to Allah because in Qurbani it is not the meat nor the blood of the Qurbani animals that reaches Allah, but it is our piety that reaches Him. As said on the Quran, Surah Al-Hajj, Verse 37 which translated;
“Their meat will not reach Allah, nor will their blood, but what reaches Him is piety from you. Thus have We subjected them to you that you may glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and give good tidings to the doers of good,” (Al-Hajj: 37).