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Watching Udhiyah

Bloody Dilemma: Children Watching Udhiyah?

“I used to place little red ribbons on the sheep’s head. I knew that he’ll diebut we didn’t see it happen. The slaughtering would happen while we slept.” This was how my mother recollected her memories of theudhiyahfrom her childhood. People in old Cairo usually buy the sheep a month before `Eid and keep it …

Slaughtering

Slaughtering Sheep on Eid Day: Cruelty to Animals?

Short Answer:Let me first answer your question about if it would be permissible to practice slaughtering in an animal welfare-conscious establishment. The answer is “yes”. But I need to add here that any time and place wherein the slaughtering process takes place, according to the Islamic rulings, that should be a perfect animal welfare-conscious environment. …

Significance and Rules of Udhiyah: What Are They?

Significance and Rules of Udhiyah: What Are They?

What is the best time for offering udhiyah (sacrifice)? Do we have to offer a separate sacrifice on behalf of every one in our family or one sacrifice is sufficient for the whole family? Is it better to offer sacrifice or can we give money as charity instead?

blood sins

Is Blood of Sacrificed Animals Meant to Forgive Sins?

Short Answer:Muslims sacrificean animal to commemorate the events that happened to Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham), peace be upon him. Prophet Ibrahim submitted to the Will of Allah. His son did too. Whenhe was about to slaughter his son, Allah spared him of doing so.He ransomed his son with a great sacrifice that He sent. The point …

sacrifice deceased

Can I Sacrifice an Animal on Behalf of Deceased?

Short Answer:No, you don’t have to slaughter a separate animal for the deceased. So in a single household, the reward goes to all living members and one may include deceased members. When sacrificing, one may intend to do it on his behalf and all his family members; in addition to specifying the deceased by name …

Fidyah and Hady in Hajj: What's the Difference?

Fidyah and Hady in Hajj: What's the Difference?

Wa `alaykumAs-SalamuwaRahmatullahiwaBarakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Fidyah is expiation or compensation for infractions committed during the state of ihram. 2- Hady is intended only as a sacrifice to be offered …

Qurban

How Much Halal is Your `Eid Qurban?

Allah has sent a ram as a sacrifice to ransom for Prophet Ibrahim’s son Ismail (PBUH). We sacrifice qurban in the name of Allah and distribute their meat among families, friends and poor. Several Muslim communities perform the `Eid Al-Adha sacrifice at homes or outdoor just outside homes. But increasingly, qurban takes place in abattoirs, …

15+ Udhiyah Fatwas and Rules

15+ Udhiyah Fatwas and Rules

These Udhiyah fatwas will provide you all the answers you need to observe this great ritual. The day of Eid Al-Adha isalmost here. On this blessed day, many Muslims offer an animal sacrifice; a ritual called Udhiyah. Udhiyah reminds believers about Prophets Ibrahim and Ismail, peace be upon them (Quran 37:99-111). Their wonderful sacrifice and …

What Are the Hygienic Etiquettes of Offering Udhiyah?

What Are the Hygienic Etiquettes of Offering Udhiyah?

Wa `alaykumAs-SalamuwaRahmatullahiwaBarakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: The issue of shaving in Dhul-Hijjah is not as black and white as many people think. For it has been a contentious issue from the …



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