The predominant opinion is that only the an'aam animals (grazing livestock, e.g. goats or cattle) are valid for udhiyah. Despite the fact that fish and poultry were known during the time of the prophet, it is not reported that he ever sacrificed such, or allowed his companions to do so, for Eid.
See also: http://www.islam-qa.com/en/71275
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)...
All praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'la and blessings of him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions.
أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ " إِذَا رَأَيْتُمْ
هِلاَلَ ذِي الْحِجَّةِ وَأَرَادَ أَحَدُكُمْ أَنْ يُضَحِّيَ
فَلْيُمْسِكْ عَنْ شَعْرِهِ وَأَظْفَارِهِ " .
Umm Salama reported (these words) directly from ...
That's a well-known rule for sacrifice: a buffalo or a camel can be shared by seven people.
Sahih Muslim | The Book of Pilgrimage
Chapter: It is permissible to share in the sacrifice, and a camel or a cow is sufficient for seven people
Jabir b. 'Abdullah (Allah be pleased with him) reported:
In the year of Hudaibiya (6 H ), we, along with ...
Why don't you share some meat with him? Who told you that Muslims can't share the meat of sacrifice to their non-Muslim friends? I have never heard of such ruling. The meat that is given to the poor (1/3) must be given to Muslims who are poor but you can share the meat which is part of your share (2/3) with your friend and other non-Muslims. Read the ...
The case is similar to a Muslim who has a dream where he is told to do worship an idol. The dreamer has no surety that the dream is a command from God, and indeed it goes against what is certainly the command of Allah (to not commit shirk) ... in all likelihood the dream is a trick from the devil to misguide the dreamer.
Comparing oneself to Abraham is a ...
Indeed, there is no clear evidence from a verse in the Qur’an or an authentic hadith who the sacrifice was, neither is there a consensus.
In Surah As-Saffat, Allah gives tidings of Isma’el, then there is a narration of the story of sacrifice, then Allah gives tidings of Is’haq, followed by Ya’qoob:
وَقَالَ إِنِّي ذَاهِبٌ إِلَىٰ رَبِّي ...
Is it wajib or sunnah mu'akkadah??
This is a discussed matter:
Tha majority of scholars say it is sunnah mu'akkadah, this means a highly recommended sunnah.
Some scholars however, among them al-Awza'i, al-Laith ibn Sa'ad, Abu Hanifa and in one of two opinions of imam Ahmad consider it wajib!
As an evidence for wujub they use this hadith:
"He who can ...
You can sacrifice 3 days after the Eid day (total 4 days).
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Zaad al-Ma’aad
‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “The days of
sacrifice are the Day of Sacrifice (yawm al-nahr) and the three days
All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him his family and companions
Just providing some references to simplify.
Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:
The Prophet (ﷺ) sacrificed two horned rams which were white with black
markings and had been castrated. When he made them face the qiblah, he
said: I ...
Whether you are going to Heaven or hell depends on what you have done with your life, all the good deeds you have done. If willingly give your soul to the evil, which is more like a suicide, you will end up in hell.
Oh, what it is claimed would definitely be wrong as:
we have heard of people kidnapping children and sacrificing them to
the evil for their selfish purpose...and also we heard of the
illuminati ...they also are sacrificing people to the evil.. My
question is that If someone kidnaps me by force... and they sacrifice
me (killed me) Would I go to ...
Below is my personal translation of a relevant section from Zuhayli's book الفقه الإسلامي وأدلته. Note that the translation is paraphrased, and may contain mistakes and omissions.
اتفق الفقهاء على أن الشاة والمعز لا تجوز أضحيتهما إلا عن واحد، وتجزئ البدنة أو البقرة عن سبعة أشخاص، لحديث جابر: «نحرنا مع رسول الله صلّى الله عليه وسلم بالحديبية: البدنة عن ...
Yes it is permissible to sacrifice a larger animal for 'aqiqah, but sharing it is rather not. For details read the following:
Ahadith on 'Aqiqah
Here some evidences for performing 'aqiqhah:
'If anyone has a child born to him, and wants to sacrifice for his child, then let him do it.' (Muwatta' Malik and sunan abi Dawod)
"Every boy is ...
Taking off Ihram is not related with slaughtering or sacrifice.
Once you've performed the throwing of stones of Jamrat al-'Aqabah and shortened (for men and women) or shaved (for men on only) your hair, you are allowed to take off the Ihram tissue or clothes! At this point one may do anything which was not allowed while wearing Ihram except having ...
As for the three parts some scholars -especially from the shafi'i school of fiqh- base it on the verse itself:
... then eat from them and feed the needy and the beggar (22:36)
interpreting it as eat from it (1/3), feed the needy (1/3) and the beggar (1/3). Beside an interpretation of the hadith in Sahih Muslim and a former statement which was revised by ...
In surat al-Maida we may read:
And recite to them the story of Adam's two sons, in truth, when they both offered a sacrifice [to Allah ], and it was accepted from one of them but was not accepted from the other. Said [the latter], "I will surely kill you." Said [the former], "Indeed, Allah only accepts from the righteous [who fear Him]. (5:27)
Ibn Kathir ...
To supplement Medi1Saif's answer, evidence that is cited by the Hanafis to support their point of view includes:
قل إن صلاتي ونسكي ومحياي ومماتي لله رب العالمين لا شريك له وبذلك أمرت وأنا أول المسلمين
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 ...
First note that the majority of scholars consider offering a sacrifice for 'Id al-Adha a sunnah. Only the Hanafis -as a fiqh school- consider it as wajib for each person who is able to offer a sacrifice (Based on a hadith which was compilled by imam Ahmad in his Musnad, ibn Majah in his Sunan, by al-Bayhaqi in his as-Sunan al-Kubra and his teacher al-Hakim ...
First I must correct you Zakat can also be given to non-Muslims and they are even among the fourth people in the ranking of the verse on Zakat (note as this is not part of the question I will stop here for details you may seek on the site or ask a new question or read here in qtafsir):
Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for ...
According to fatwa islamweb #7297: The majority of scholars say if you bought cattle with the intention of sacrifice and it was sane from any visible deficiency (that would be considered as a cause to declare sacrifice with such a cattle as invalid), at the time of acquisition. Even if such a deficiency (not an illness!) appeared later the sacrifice would ...
The basic of a sacrifice is that the offered sacrifice animal is halal and has been sacrificed (slaughtered) in a halal manner.
It is certainly better if you feed it to people (for details see for example What is the basis for giving meat of qurbani as a gift to relatives and friends?), but it doesn't harm if animals ate from it once the sheep or cow or ...
For this exact situation there's a clear ruling based on the hadith of Umm Salamah:
When any one of you intending to sacrifice the animal enters in the month (of Dhu'l-Hijja) he should not get his hair or nails touched (cut).
It was said to Sufyan that some of the (scholars) did not deem this hadith to be Maffu'. He said: But I deem it as Marfu' (i. e. ...
This hadith shows that it is part of the sunnah to mention those the sacrifice has been made on behalf:
"I attended the Eid Al-Adha' with the Prophet (ﷺ) at the Musalla. When he finished his Khutbah, he descended from his Minbar and was given a male sheep. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) slaughtered it with his hand and said: 'Bismillah, Wa Allahu Akbar, this ...
And the camels and cattle We have appointed for you as among the symbols of Allah ; for you therein is good. So mention the name of Allah upon them when lined up [for sacrifice]; and when they are [lifeless] on their sides, then eat from them and feed the needy and the beggar. Thus have We subjected them to you that you may be grateful. (Al-Haj 22/36)
As a vegetarian Muslim, I found a workaround by donating to a mosque that will slaughter the same animal whether or not I donate. This provides sufficient diffusion of responsibility for me to feel comfortable about killing an animal, while still participating in an important Muslim event.
I personally do not feel that kindness to animals is a character ...
As far as I know, there mustn't be any problem if you do it by a valuable and Islamic organizations. So, as a rule (of Allah) your act will be accepted if you do it with a good intention and also if you searched to find a valuable Islamic organization (even though they do not do it ...)
But the significant point is that you should search regarding the ...
Sacrifice in Mina (منا) is a symbol of what prophet Ibrahim (pbuh) had done and reminds us the story of sacrificing Ismael (the son of prophet Ibrahim) and also can be a symbol of sacrificing Nafs-al-ammarah (it means destroying the sins of our selves) and about this issue of lavishing such meats that completely comes back to Muslims management and planning ...