I want to know whether it is obligatory on all Muslims to sacrifice an animal on `Eid Al-Adha, or is it obligatory only upon the pilgrims and a Sunnah for the rest of the Ummah?
There is nothing wrong if the person who has been appointed to slaughter a sacrificial animal cut his hair during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah. Sheikh M. S. Al-Munajjid, a prominent Saudi Muslim lecturer and author, states: it is permissible for the one appointed because the prohibition on cutting the hair and nails only
. Kindly enlighten us on things that should be avoided as well as good acts that are recommended for Muslims during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. What is the best time to slaughter the sacrificial animal?
When should Muslims start takbir on the days of Dhul-Hijjah, and what is the exact wording transmitted from the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in this regard?
As the ten blessed days of Dhul-Hijjah are approaching, I know that these are virtuous days, in which good deeds are highly recommended by the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him). But my question is: could you please shed light on the virtue and merits of these blessed days?