Udhiya, Qurbani – Sacrifice for Eid al-Adha
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Selam Aleykum wanted to like you are Barakatuhu we're in the days of the month of June.
And we received a lot of questions about the details pertaining to the oath here. The urbani the sacrifice that is offered at the occasion of our April other how many people have questions pertaining to that. So we thought that it would be beneficial to provide a short instructional video that addresses the major items pertaining to the sacrifice of Aloha.
First and foremost, what is the ruling of the sacrifice that is made at our age the other half. So, there is some difference of opinion amongst the scholars. And in many of these issues, there is some discussion and debate amongst the schools of thought the mother head scholars to football ha, I will go ahead and state where there is some difference of opinion. At the same time, because we are providing these answers to the community, I will make certain recommendations. Of course, anybody watching this video, listening to this is more than welcome to follow up with their local scholars or locally moms to get a better understanding of what they should do they'd like to do, but I will
go ahead and state that there is a difference of opinion. And secondly, I will go ahead and make a recommendation there. So first and foremost, what is the status of the sacrifice of ADAL aloha is a mandatory is a required is it recommended? So there's a difference of opinion. Some of the scholars like the Hanafi scholars do enough they are of the opinion that it is actually something that is mandatory. The majority of the scholars are of the opinion that it's a very strongly emphasized Sunnah practice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where they do state that if somebody is capable of making that sacrifice, and they deliberately choose not to do so that they could be doing
something that is what we call mcru or blameworthy within the deen. So there is an emphasis on doing it, my personal recommendation would be once again to do it. Now, who should be doing the sacrifice who should be offering a sacrifice. So there's a little bit of a discussion difference of opinion here, the NAFTA Hanafi school says that anyone who is capable of paying Zakat on an annual basis should be offering a sacrifice.
The majority of the scholars are of the opinion, anyone who has enough money to offer a sacrifice. So I will just use a certain number as an example, let's say that sacrificing a goat cost $250. So the majority of the scholars say, if you have an extra $250, outside of what you need to feed yourself and your dependents, then you should go ahead and make the sacrifice and pay for that sacrifice. All right, once again, my recommendation would be that if you have that amount of money, extra beyond your needs, that it is good to make that sacrifice, because that's what these days are for is for making that sacrifice for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and, you know, providing
assistance and helping those who might be in need of some assistance. Thirdly, the third question is, is one sacrifice enough for a whole household? Or does each person need to have a sacrifice on their behalf? Once again, there's some agreement here and some disagreement, the sacrifice only needs to be done by or on behalf of an adult, the majority of the scholars are of the opinion, you can do it on behalf of a minor, but that is purely optional. It is not required or emphasized for the minor. But rather This is only for adults who have some kind of financial ability. They are all their needs are met and they have that extra money where they can offer a sacrifice. However, the
next issue is that this if there are you know, husband and wife, and then there are two kids in one household, there's a husband and because of the wife as well, there needs to be two sacrifices offered one on behalf of the husband and one on behalf of the wife, or will one sacrifice suffice for all of them because at the end of the day, they are one household unabated. So once again, there's a difference of opinion here. Some of the scholars like the Hanafi scholars and the Maliki scholars are of the opinion that it should be on behalf of each adult individually.
So the example of the family that I gave you, with the husband, the wife and the two kids, two sacrifices will be made. Some of the scholars like the chef Harry and humbly scholars are of the opinion that one sacrifice can be done on behalf of all of them, because they are one family, one household. Once again, these are valid opinions, my personal recommendation would be to do it on behalf of each of the adults. Now, what is a sacrifice? That's the next question. So a sacrifice in Islam is either a goat, a sheep, or RAM, an animal of that sort.
Or a cow, a camel, an ox, Buffalo, etc, those larger animals have seven shares within them. So if I have to offer a sacrifice, that can be done by me sacrificing one goat, or pitching into or purchasing one seventh of a cow, one goat, or one seventh of a cow, that is what is defined as a sacrifice. The next question is, do I need to do the sacrifice myself? Or can I donate to, can I give the money to an organization that is going to be sacrificing on my behalf and feeding the poor and the needy, then in this case, in this instance, while it is recommended to do it yourself, it is completely permissible, totally acceptable for you to pay someone else, like a charitable or
humanitarian organization that is going to do this sacrifice, and use that to feed the poor, and those that are in need of assistance. Lastly, and finally, if some if I do a sacrifice on my behalf, myself, if I do my own sacrifice myself, am I allowed to bring some of that meat home? Or does all of it need to be donated? Or do I need to bring all of it home? Do I have to donate it? Can I donate it? So when it comes to this, it's very open to whatever works for you. The scholars do recommend gifts, something in donation, but at the end of the day, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would eat some of his own sacrifice would share with some family and friends, and would also feed
those who are in need of it. Scholars, that's where they typically recommend, also inspired from the verse of the Quran for kulu in our other emiliani, I will tell that the Quran also alludes to this kind of a practice that they typically say, keep a third of your meat, gift a third share a third with family and friends and neighbors, and then a third of it donated. But at the end of the day, if you're doing it through a charitable or humanitarian organization 100% of the need is going to go in charity that is completely acceptable. If you end up doing it yourself and you bring most of the meat home, that is permissible and allowed as well. I would once again here recommend tried to give
at least some of it in a charity and in feeding the fukada Misaki those that are in need, will la huhtala Ireland bisola. These are some of the basic details in regards to sacrifice. I hope and pray that this is helpful and it assists you in deciding what to do.
One other thing is that the sacrifice should be offered on either the day of our aid, or the two days following it. mm sheltering allows for even a fourth day of sacrifice, but it's better to get it done during the first three days. So that's one detail to keep in mind. Lastly, and finally the profits a lot of nation was asked Maha de la Bahia rasulillah what is the what Where did the set where does this practice of sacrifice come from? He said soon to become Ebrahim. This is a tradition of your spiritual forefather Ibrahim alayhi salam, and this is something that is rewarded by Allah subhanho wa Taala beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala you are rewarded on behalf of this and it's a
tradition and a practice of Ibrahim Ali Salaam in our own messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I hope and pray inshallah everyone has a very blessed day.
First 10 days of the month of the hedger everyone has a very happy and blessed EAD. And may Allah subhanaw taala protect you and your family and May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept all of our prayers, all of our worship and all of our sacrifice. I mean the honorable alameen gerakan. Willow Clayton was set out more on a Komodo warahmatullahi wabarakatuh