Did women in the lifetime of Mohammad (peace be upon him) and the Sahabah offer sacrifice on eid azha?

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    Do you ask if they physically slaughtered the animals themselves or if an animal was slaughtered on their behalf?
    – Ahmed
    Commented Aug 15, 2018 at 13:13

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There are narrations about various women offering udhiyya or it being slaughtered on their behalf. Some of these include:

The wives of the Prophet ﷺ:

فلما كنا بمنى أتيت بلحم بقر فقلت ما هذا قالوا ضحى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عن أزواجه بالبقر

Aisha added: When we were at Mina, beef was brought to me and I asked, "What is this?" They (the people) said, "Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) has slaughtered some cows as sacrifices on behalf of his wives."


Fatimah, the daughter of the Prophet ﷺ:

أن رسول الله - صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم - قال : يا فاطمة قومي إلى أضحيتك فاشهديها ، فإنه يغفر لك عند أول قطرة تقطر من دمها كل ذنب عملتيه وقولي : إن صلاتي ونسكي ومحياي ومماتي لله رب العالمين لا شريك له وبذلك أمرت وأنا أول المسلمين

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: O Fatimah, watch your sacrifice while it is being slaughtered, because your sins will be forgiven with the first drop of blood and at that time say: "Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds. No partner has He. And this I have been commanded, and I am the first of the Muslims." [6:162-163]

Mustadrak Hakim, Sunan al-Kubra, Mu'jam al-Kabir

The daughters of Abu Musa:

وأمر أبو موسى بناته أن يضحين بأيديهن

Abu Musa instructed his daughters to slaughter their sacrifices with their own hands.

— Recorded by Bukhari without a chain ; Untranslated arabic here

  • The third Hadith in your answer takes me here: sunnah.com/bukhari/73/15
    – Ahmed
    Commented Aug 15, 2018 at 13:14
  • @Ahmed That is correct. As I said it is a narration without a sanad (chain), not a normal hadith of Bukhari. You can find the arabic text under the chapter title. The translator has not translated it though you might be able to find it translated in a print edition. Ibn Hajar in his commentary has identified a sanad and classed it as sahih.
    – UmH
    Commented Aug 15, 2018 at 14:10
  • @Ahmed I found a scan of a translated print edition here,
    – UmH
    Commented Aug 15, 2018 at 15:00
  • Thank you for the clarification. I'll try to look for Abu Musa's incident elsewhere too. Appreciated.
    – Ahmed
    Commented Aug 15, 2018 at 18:54

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