Can I offer udhiyah (sacrifice) on behalf of my deceased parents?
As the “`Eid Al-Adha” is at the doorstep, many rams, cows, camels, of course, are tied to be slaughtered for feast. This brings to my mind the following question: What is the concept of sacrifice in Islam? By the way, my non-Muslim friends try to pick fault in Islam, saying that Muslims are no different to idol worshippers, who also offer sacrifices to their gods. Please clarify this point.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. We are eight people—myself, my wife, and my children. Is one sacrificial animal (udhiyah) sufficient for us, or should there be one animal for each person? If one is sufficient for us, then is it permissible for my neighbor and me to share in one animal? Jazakum Allah khayran.
assalamualaikum,can u please tell me about the fact of qurbani, is it allowed to sacrifice a goat in the name of more than one as we have been practising till now we give a goat in only one person,s name and a cow in the name of max 7 people. please put some light on this issue, kindly oblige.thanking you in anticipation. Dr.ibrahim.s.m
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I bought an animal to sacrifice as an udhiyah this year, but I c ouldn’t slaughter it during the days of sacrifice because I got very ill and was hospitalized then. What can I do now? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible for the one who wants to offer a sacrifice to cut the hair or nails in the first days of Dhul-Hijjah? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. If a person cuts his hair after the month of Dhul Hijjah has begun, and he intends to offer a sacrifice, is his sacrifice valid and will it be accepted?
If there are poor people in my country who need money, can I give them the price of the sacrifice, or should I offer the sacrifice?
Is it permissible to offer a sacrificial animal that has some defects in its body? What if I bought an animal that was good and free from defects and then the animal got some defect like having its leg broken or something like that. Is it still valid to use it?
We 3 members - My wife, Myself and my mother's Badla Hajj performer are going to hajj in Jan 2006. Can we sacrifice one animal on behalf of 3 particpants and another name of my deceased mother ? or we shall have to sacrifice 4 animals - 3 for particpants and 1 of my mother ? If we can sacrifice one for all these 4 members then can we add other 3 names of my family members ? Regards
I want to know when will muslim slaughter the sheep.which is observed by all muslim (just the date i want to know.)
Assalam alaikum! Jazak allah khairun for your wonderful site.May allah guide us. who all can sacrifice,i mean i am married and working is it obliged on me because i am earning too. Though my husband will be sacrifising one.if a woman can afford can she sacrifice/ or give udhiya.
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Is there a specific du`aa’ (supplication) that I can recite when slaughtering the sacrificial animal?
Due to the mad cow disease we are concerned to slaughter the Udhiyah on the `Eid Al-Adha next week? Can we distribute the meat to the poor or should we give them money instead, since we stopped eating meat ourselves and we don't want to harm any one; please tell us what to do?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Some people sell their furniture or borrow money from others to buy the sacrificial animal to slaughter during `Eid Al-adha. What does the Shari`ah say on this? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Assalamualaikum. May I ask if it is permissible (recommended) if I make a donation to a Muslim charity organisation for the purpose of offering Udhiyah. This means, as the meat are all canned, I will not get to see the slaughter of these animals, neither will I be able to eat it or divide them into the three equal portions. Can I also make an intention to do it on behalf of my children or would it be better if I do it on behalf of my mother who died whilst I was very young. Jazakallah khairan
As-salamu `alaykum. I'm concerned about animal sacrifice. Do most animals suffer during this time or is it a quick and painless action to avoid the innocent creature less pain? I had heard that Muslims take pride in the pain of others (animals); surely this is not be true. Please clarify.
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. In the light of the current war and situation in Somalia, is it allowed for Muslims to send their udhiyah (sacrificial animals) to the Somali people to help relieve their pains and suffering?