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24 I SPECIAL FEATURE Passion Islam I December 2008
A Sacrifice for us all
Virtues of Qurbāni meat etc., and shall be increased in whom Qurbāni is not waajib to offer
•Qurbāni is a practice commanded by weight seventy times more than its sacrifice for the Pleasure of Allah.
Allah: So turn in prayer towards your own weight, and thereafter it will be He will be eligible for all the reward
Lord and sacrifice (animals). (108:2) placed on the scale of deeds. (Kanzul mentioned in the Ahaadeeth.
• There is nothing dearer to Allah ‘Ummāl) • During the days of Qurbāni,
during the days of Qurbāni than the sadaqah and charity cannot
sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed On whom is Qurbāni waajib? compensate for Qurbāni nor fulfil the
animal shall come on the Day of • Qurbāni is waajib on every Muslim waajib. Qurbāni is a unique ibaadah.
Judgement with its horns, hair, and who is of sound mind, mature (who has Just as Zakaah cannot compensate
hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice reached the age of puberty), muqeem for Hajj, or Sawm (Fasting) cannot
is accepted by Allah before the (i.e. he is not a Shar‘ee traveller) and compensate for Salaat, similarly
blood reaches the ground. Therefore possesses the amount of fifty two and charity cannot compensate for
sacrifice with an open and happy half tolas of silver (612.36 grammes) Qurbāni. However, if the days of
heart. (Tirmizi, Ibne Mājah) or wealth equivalent to that value Qurbāni had passed, and the Qurbāni
• Zayd Ibne Arqam radiyallahu which is in excess of one’s aslee was not offered due to not knowing,
anhu relates that the Companions (basic) needs. It is not necessary that negligence or for some other valid
radiyallahu anhum asked, “O this amount be in one’s possession for reason, then it becomes waajib to
Rasoolullah! What is Qurbāni?” He a complete lunar year. It’s possession give in sadaqah the price of Qurbāni
replied, “It is the sunnah of your father during the three days of Qurbāni will animal or the animal itself to the
Ibraaheem alayhis salaam.” They make Qurbāni obligatory. Qurbāni is poor.
asked again, “What benefit do we get not incumbent on a child or an insane • If a traveller returned home or a
from it?” He answered, “A reward for person whether they own wealth person acquired the required wealth
every hair (of the sacrificed animal).” equivalent to the amount above or not, on the 12th of Zul Hijjah before sunset,
“And (what reward is there for animals nor is it waajib upon their guardians to it will be waajib upon him to perform
with) wool, O Rasoolullah?” they perform it on their behalf. Similarly, it Qurbāni.
asked. “A reward”, he said, “for every is not waajib on a Shar‘ee traveller. • A traveller who makes intention
fibre of the wool.” (Ibne Mājah) Note: A Shar‘ee traveller is he who of staying at a certain place for fifteen
• When a person slaughters a goes on a journey with an intention of days or more, no longer remains a
Qurbāni animal, he is forgiven at the travelling forty eight miles. He will be traveller. He must offer Qurbāni if he
fall of the first drop of blood, and verily, treated as a traveller as soon as he possesses the prescribed amount.
the animal shall be brought forward on goes out of his town.
the Day Of Judgement with its blood, • It is highly virtuous for one on Days of Qurbāni
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