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Is a Ritual-Slaughter Performed in Another Country Valid?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum 1. I live in Mauritius and I have always done ritual-slaughter in India. However, a local sheikh has recently stated that it is not valid as India is hours ahead of Mauritius. Is it true? 2. Is it possible to distribute the meat to non muslims? Answer: […]

I’m Vegetarian: Is There An Alternative to Qurbani Slaughtering of An Animal?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Salam. Is there an alternative to Qurbani? I’m a vegetarian so don’t agree with giving the money to spend on meat or the slaughter of an animal (yes I know it’s a bit controversial but vegetarianism is allowed in Islam) but I would like to offer something instead. I don’t […]

Will Giving Money to the Mosque Discharge the Obligation to Slaughter an Animal?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Can someone donate his/her Qurbani money to help build a new mosque? Answer: wa `alaykum assalam No, one cannot give the money used towards a qurbani (slaughtering) to the mosque. This will not discharge an individuals obligation to actually slaughter an animal. This obligation has been established in the […]

Can We Cut Our Nails and Hair in the First 10 Days of Dhu’l Hijja?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: What is the ruling of cutting the nails and hairs, according to hanafi fiqh, on the first 10 days of dhul hijjah even if you are not performing hajj? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this finds you in the best of health and […]

Who Should I Give Eid Sacrifice Meat To?

Answered by Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra Question: Assalamu Alikum, Someone informed me that the poor refers to those who have nothing to eat and they do not ask. I had previously came to another conclusion that the poor can be referred to those belonging to different categories , my mother believes a poor person is […]

The Meaning of Qurbani (Eid Sacrifice)

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I am a convert and I recently found out that udhiya/qurbani is obligatory.This year I have the nisab minimum and so as I understand it would be wajib for me to do it (unless I am able to take a ruling from another madhab where it is sunna. is […]

Who has to Sacrifice (Udhiya)?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: My family includes 4 members-2 adults and 2 kids. Do I have to give Qurbani for the kids or just the adults, or all four? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. The sacrifice (udhiya/qurbani) […]

A Reader on Eid al-Adha

The Ten Days of Dhu’l Hijja The Ten Days of Dhu’l Hijja: Merits & Striving in Spiritual Works The Complete Fiqh of Eid al-Adha The Fiqh of Eid al-Fitr & Eid al-Adha Does a Wife Have to Purchase Her Own Animal for Eid Slaughtering? Can Qurbani (Udhiya) Be Done In a Different Country? Can One […]

Do I have to give 1/3 of the Sacrificial (Udhiya) Meat away in Charity?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: On the Eid ul adha we buy 1 lamb, 1 goat and 1 part of beef and we give 1/3 to poor people, 1/3 to friends and family and keep 1/3. Since my husband does not earn lot of money and we have 6 kids can we give 1/3 […]

Does a Wife Have to Purchase Her Own Animal for Eid Slaughtering?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: My question is in regards to the sacrifice of animals for Eid: (1) What is the ruling on the purchasing of the animal? (2) Does the purchasing of an animal by the husband cover the wife? Does the wife have to purchase her own animal? (3) Does the wife […]