There is great merit in qurbaani (sacrifice).
Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, ” During the days of qurbaani , Allah Ta’aala does not like any act more than qurbaani. In the days of qurbaani, the act of qurbaani surpasses all other acts of piety. At the time of sacrificing the animal, this noble act is accepted by Allah Ta’ala before the blood of the animal can reach the ground. Therefore make qurbaani happily and open heartedly. ”
Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said :” For every hair that is on the sacrificial animal, one reward is recorded for the person making the qurbaani.”
Glory be to Allah! Can there be a reward greate than this, that a person receives hundreds and thousands of rewards for just one single qurbaani! If a person has to count the strands of wool on a sheep from morning until evening he will not be able to complete the count.
Just try and imagine the innumerable rewards for one single qurbaani. Piety demands that even if qurbaani is not wajib on s person, he should do it in order to recieve the great rewards. When this day of qubaani passes, when will one ever get an opportunity like this again, and how will he be able to recieve such innumerable rewards so easily ? If Allah Ta’ala has blessed a person with wealth, then apart of making qurbaani for himself, he should also make qurbaani for his relatives such as his parents who have passed away, so that their souls will also be amply rewarded. One should also try and make qurbaani on behalf of Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam , his wives, on behalf of one’s spiritual guides, etc.
If all this is not possible, one should atleast make on one’s own behalf because qurbaani is waajib on the person who is wealthy. Qurbaani is waajib on a person who is wealthy (a person who sadaqatul fits is waajib upon) and who has been blessed with everything. If he does not make qurbaani despite his wealth, who can be more unfortunate than him?
Apart from this, he will also be regarded as a sinner.