Praise be to Allah The Muslims are agreed that it is prescribed to offer a sacrifice (udhiyah), and it is permissible to offer a sacrifice on behalf of one who has died, because of the general meaning of the hadeeth of the Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam, “When the son of Adam dies, all his… Continue reading Udhiyah for the Deceased
Praise be to Allah The time for offering the sacrifice begins after the Eid prayer on Eid al-Adha and ends when the sun sets on the thirteenth of Dhu’l-Hijjah. So there are four days of sacrifice: the day of Eid al-Adha and the three days after it. It is better to hasten to offer the… Continue reading The Time for Udhiyah (Sacrifice)
Praise be to Allah It is permissible to share in a sacrifice if it is a camel or a cow, but it is not permissible to share in a sheep. It is permissible for seven people to share one camel or cow. It is narrated that the Sahabah radhiAllahu ‘anhum shared sacrifices: seven people would share… Continue reading Sharing in a Sacrifice
Praise be to Allah The best type of animals for udhiyah are: camels, then cows – if sacrificed on behalf of one person; then sheep; then goats; then one-seventh of a camel; then one-seventh of a cow. The best type of animals are those which are fat and have more meat, and are physically complete… Continue reading The Best Kinds of Animals for Udhiyah
Praise be to Allah There are six conditions for the udhiyah: 1. Should be from the An'aam It should be one of the an’aam class of animals, which are: camels, cattle, sheep and goats, because Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, “And for all religion We have appointed a rite [of sacrifice] that they may mention… Continue reading Conditions of Udhiyah
Praise be to Allah The word udhiyah means an animal of the ‘an’aam class (i.e., camel, cow, sheep or goat) that is slaughtered during the days of Eid al-Adha because of the Eid and as an act of worship, intending to draw closer to Allah thereby. This is one of the rituals of Islam prescribed… Continue reading What is meant by Udhiyah (Sacrifice)? Is it Obligatory or Sunnah?