in category Fiqh (Jurisprudence)

Who must sacrifice an animal on eid ul adha?

1 Answer
If the father gives qurbani do adult sons and daughters still living with the father have to give their own?
1 Answer
1 Helpful
0 Unhelpful

Udhiyah, sometimes termed qurbani or dhabhah, refers to the act of slaughtering an animal (a camel, cow, sheep or goat) for Allah on the 10th of Dhu’l-Hijjah, Eid al-Ad’ha, the main festival of Islam.

According to the Hanafi school of thought, it is wajib (compulsory) whilst the other schools of thought generally argue it is sunnah mu’akadah. No matter which school you follow, performing it carries a great reward as this is something the Prophet (saw) did personally and encouraged his followers to do too.

The Prophet (saw) said (on the day of Eid), "The first thing we will do on this day of ours, is to offer the (Eid) prayer and then return to make the sacrifice. Whoever does so, he acted according to our Sunnah…" (Bukhari)

The Hanafi school states any adult, sane Muslim who possesses the nisab value that requires he give zakat must do it, whilst the Maliki and Hanbali schools state the person responsible for the household can do it on their behalf.

Ata bin Yasar reported, ‘I asked Abu Ayub (Al-Ansari) how the sacrifices (of animals) were done during the time of the Messenger of Allah (saw). He said, “A man would sacrifice a sheep for himself and the people in his household”’. (Tirmidhi)

It has not been mentioned the Prophet commanded his household members to sacrifice individual sheep on behalf of themselves. In fact, he would say when he sacrificed a ram, “this is on my behalf, that of my household and the ummah of Muhammed.” (Muslim)

Many households today often have two or more people who pay zakat so the safest option is for all those who pay zakat to offer their own.

An udhiyah usually comprises a small animal, such as a sheep or a goat, or a share in a larger animal, like a cow. Either is fine.

One can also sacrifice for others:

‘The Prophet (saw) sacrificed for the one who could not sacrifice from his Ummah, one who bore witness to the Oneness of Allah and (his) Prophethood’. (Tabarani and Ahmad)

User Settings

What we provide!

Vote Content

Great answers start with great insights. Content becomes intriguing when it is voted up or down - ensuring the best answers are always at the top.

Multiple Perspectives

Questions are answered by people with a deep interest in the subject. People from around the world review questions, post answers and add comments.

An authoritative community

Be part of and influence the most important global discussion that is defining our generation and generations to come

Join Now !

Update chat message


Delete chat message

Are you sure you want to delete this message?