Qurbani

Qurbani & Unpaid Debts

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Saturday, 08 December 2007 14:26

Once again people are preparing to observe the great occasion of Eid-ul-Adha and Qurbani. Many have already even booked animals from farmers.

Nevertheless, several complaints have been received, some of them from non-Muslim farmers, that many people who purchased animals for last year's Qurbani have not yet settled their accounts. One non-Muslim farmer even threatened to go to the press to highlight his plight.

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The first ten days of Zul Hijjah

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Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:38

The first ten days of Zul Hijjah have been accorded great virtue in Islam. Thus one should exert oneself in Ibadah in these days.

      Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: “On no day is the worship of Allah more desirable and pleasing to Him than in the first ten days of Zul Hijjah. The fast of each of these days is equal to the fast of a whole year and the Ibadah of each of these nights is equal to the Ibadah of Laylatul Qadr” (Tirmizi). Similarly it is related from Hazrath Ibn Abbas (R.A.) that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “No days are so weighty by Allah and so much liked by Him in terms of good deeds than the first ten days of Zul Hijjah. So in these days increasingly read: Tasbeeh (Subhanallah), Tahleel (La-Ilaaha-Illalla), Tahmeed (Alhamdulillah) and Takbeer (Allahu Akbar)” (Tabrani).

 

   

Qurbani - Some Masaa'il

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Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:37

1. Qurbani is waajib on all Muslims (male and female) who are sane, baaligh (reached the age of puberty), and are possessors of nisaab (minimum zakatable wealth). It is not necessary that the ownership of such wealth be for a full year.

2. Qurbani is waajib on a man for himself only, not for his wife and children. However, it is his duty to ensure that the Qurbani of his wife and baaligh children is performed if they own nisaab. This Qurbani will be waajib from their personal wealth. However, if he performs their Qurbani from his own wealth with their permission, it will be valid.

3. The animal should either be held by the horns and brought along to the place of slaughter or driven from the back. It is cruel to grab the hind legs of the animal and drag it along.

4. The slaughtering should not take place in front of another animal.

5. It is Sunnat-e-Muak’kadah (highly stressed sunnat) to slaughter the animal while facing the Qiblah. The slaughterer himself should face Qiblah. To omit this without a valid excuse is makrooh (Imdadul Fatawa—Vol. 3, Pg. 559).

6. Skinning the animal should not commence until the carcass has become cold.

7. The skin or any part of the animal cannot be given as payment to one who has been employed to assist in the skinning, cleaning, etc.

   

Sadaqah and Islamic Slaughter

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Sunday, 04 November 2007 13:14

It is a Mu'min's (believers) fundamental belief that all conditions occur only by the will of Allah Ta'ala. Health or illness, prosperity or poverty, events that evoke happiness or incidents that plunge one into grief — all happen by the decree of Allah Ta'ala alone. In positive conditions one should be filled with shukr (gratitude) to Allah Ta'ala. In adverse conditions one should adopt sabr (patience) and seek the help of Allah Ta'ala.

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Zhul Hijjah

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Friday, 26 October 2007 00:39

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said:

"On no other day is the worship of Allah Ta'ala more beloved than the first ten days of Zhul Hijjah. The fast of each of these days is equal to the fast of a whole year, and the ibaadat (worship) of each of these nights is equal to the ibaadat of Laylatul Qadr" (Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah).

 

It is related from Ibn Abbaas (R.A.) that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:

"No days are as weighty with Allah Ta'ala and so liked by Him for good deeds than the first ten days of Zhul Hijjah. So in these days increasingly read: TASBEEH (Subhaanallah), TAHLEEL (Laa-Ilaaha-Illallaah), TAHMEED (Alhamdulillah), TAKBEER (Allahu Akbar) (Tabraani)

   

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