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Should All Family Members Abstain from Shaving Before the Slaughter of the Animal?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If one of the family members will perform the ritual slaughter (udhiya) is it important for all other family members to not cut their hair or nails? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, No, it is praiseworthy for the person sacrificing alone to avoid such personal upkeep (shaving […]

Animals Are Very Expensive in My Country. What Should I Do for My Ritual Sacrifice?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum The Indian government has banned slaughtering of big animals. Because of this the prices of animals are ver high. It is very difficult for a normal person like me to afford slaughtering of small or big animals in that price. Can I transfer money to an other […]

When Can I Perform the Ritual Slaughter for a Deceased?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum 1. Can the sacrifice (udhiya) be done in the name of a deceased person related by marriage and not by blood? 2. Do the rules related to personal grooming apply to all performing udhiya? 3. Does a single woman who has possessed the nisab in jewelry for […]

Should I Abstain From Cutting My Hair and Nails Before Performing the Ritual Slaughter?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is it recommended for the person performing the ritual slaughter (udhiya/qurbani) to abstain from cutting their hair and nails? I have seen hadiths going against it. Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, It is recommended for the person performing the ritual slaughter (udhiya/qurbani) to abstain from cutting their […]

Who Has to Perform the Ritual-Slaughter (Udhiya)?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum While growing up we were told those who have performed Hajj need to sacrifice an animal and those who earn as well need to sacrifice an animal. As we approach Eid al-Adha, kindly shed some light on for whom is it a must, preferred and recommended to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]