Qurban

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Qurbān (Arabic: قربان) (or أضحية Udhiyyah as referred to in Islamic Law) is usually a word used for the sacrifice of a livestock animal during Eid-ul-Adha. The word is related to the Hebrew qorbān "offering"[1] and Syriac qurbānā "sacrifice", etymologised through the cognate Arabic triliteral as "a way or means of approaching someone" or "nearness".[2] Other appropriate terms are Dhabihah and Nahar. A fourth term Zabah refers to normal Islamic slaughter outside the days of Udhiyah.

Martyred[edit]

The term is also used for those who have been martyred, example is Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who is often referred as Qurban Rehman.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vine, Vine. Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words: With Topical Index. Thomas Nelson (publisher). p. 513. 
  2. ^ Ambros, Arne Amadeus. 2004. A Concise Dictionary of Koranic Arabic. Wiesbaden: Reichert. p. 222 [Q-R-B]
  3. ^ Selections from National Press. Centre for South Asian Studies, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, University of the Punjab. p. 50.