Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Islam is the best: You need to know this before udhuhiya (sacrifice)!...

Islam is the best: You need to know this before udhuhiya (sacrifice)!...: Assalamu Aliakum Insha allah today my article will be a reminder for everyone who is intending to sacrifice an animal for sake of Allah on...

You need to know this before udhuhiya (sacrifice)!

Assalamu Aliakum Insha allah today my article will be a reminder for everyone who is intending to sacrifice an animal for sake of Allah on the days of eid.‘Udhiya’ is an Arabic term which means “sacrificing an animal”, and ‘Qurbani’ is an Urdu and Persian word derived from the Arabic word ‘Qurban’ which literally means an act performed to seek Allah’s pleasure. It is technically used for the sacrifice of an animal slaughtered for the sake of Allah.

Sayyiduna Zayd ibn Arqam (may Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Companions asked, “O Messenger of Allah! What is Udhiya?” He replied, “It is the Sunna of your father Ibrahim (peace be upon him).” They asked again, “What benefit do we get from it?” He answered, “A reward for every hair (of the sacrificed animal).” “And [what reward is there for animals with] wool, O Messenger of Allah?” they asked. “A reward”, he said, “for every fiber of the wool.” (Sunan Ibn Majah)


These are some conditions that which will make the udhiya valid 

   i.        It should be one of the an’aam class of animals, which are: camels, cattle, sheep and goats.
“And for every nation We have appointed religious ceremonies, that they may mention the Name of Allaah over the beast of cattle that He has given them for food”[al-Hajj 22:34]

ii. It should have reached the age
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not sacrifice anything but an adult animal, unless it is difficult for you, in which case you may slaughter a six-month old lamb (jadh’ah).” Narrated by Muslim.

iii. The animal should belong to the person who is offering the sacrifice

iv. It should be slaughtered at the time specified in sharee’ah, which is from after the Eid prayer on the Day of Sacrifice until sunset on the last of the days of al-Tashreeq, which is the 13th of Dhu’l-Hijjah.

v.And the animal should be slaughtered according to sharee’ah
The Islamic slaughter requires that the throat, the external jugular veins and the wind-pipe of the animal is swiftly and clearly severed with a sharp tool, together with invoking the name of Allah Most High. If it was not slaughtered properly but it was skinned and cut up without being slaughtered, then it is not halaal.

vi. It should be free of any faults that would render it unsuitable for sacrifice such as
· Sickness
· defect in one eye
· broken legs etc

vii. And the udhiya should be divided into 3 portion 
Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said: With regard to the meat from the sacrificial animals, one third should be for your family, one third for yourself, and one third for the poor. 
                                


Jazakallah 
Allah knows the best

Monday, 29 August 2016

Islam is the best: Is it permissible to give meat from the udhiyah to...

Islam is the best: Is it permissible to give meat from the udhiyah to...: Praise be to Allah. There is nothing wrong with giving meat from the udhiyah to a non-Muslim, especially if he is a relative or neighbo...

Is it permissible to give meat from the udhiyah to a non-Muslim neighbour?

Praise be to Allah.

There is nothing wrong with giving meat from the udhiyah to a non-Muslim, especially if he is a relative or neighbour or is poor.

That is indicated by the verse in which Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):
“Allah does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion and did not drive you out of your homes. Verily, Allah loves those who deal with equity” [al-Mumtahinah 60:8].

Giving him some meat from the udhiyah comes under the heading of dealing justly and kindly with them, which Allah has permitted to us.


It was narrated from Mujaahid that a sheep was slaughtered for ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr by a member of his family, and when he came, he said: Did you give some to our Jewish neighbour, did you give some to our Jewish neighbour? For I heard the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) say: “Jibreel kept urging me to treat neighbours kindly until I thought that he would make neighbours heirs.” Narrated by at-Tirmidhi (1943); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani.

Ibn Qudaamah said: It is permissible to give some of it to a disbeliever, because it is voluntary charity which may be given to non-Muslims living under Muslim rule and prisoners of war, like all other kinds of voluntary charity.

Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy on him) said: With regard to the disbeliever who is not in a state of war with us, such as one who has been granted protection by the Muslims or one who is living under Muslim rule, he may be given meat from the udhiyah, and other kinds of charity.

Allah Knows the best
Source : www.islamqa.com

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Islam is the best: "How to Mourn the death of your Beloved one?”.

Islam is the best: "How to Mourn the death of your Beloved one?”.: Death is true and every one of us are bound to taste death. And the life of this world is temporary and everything will come to an end. Tod...

"How to Mourn the death of your Beloved one?”.

Death is true and every one of us are bound to taste death. And the life of this world is temporary and everything will come to an end. Today my article will be about "How to Mourn the death of your Beloved one”. Islam is a complete religion with amazing teaching which are very practical. Grieving a beloved one is usual and is natural emotion but accordingly Islam teach us how a believer should mourn on the death of his beloved.

And a hadith of beloved Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him, states that : «Two things in people are Kufr (Ignorance), one is to ridicule someone on his family genealogy, and the other is bewailing loudly the dead» (Reported by Muslim).

It is normal to weep for the dead according to Islam. What is prohibited is to express grief by wailing (Bewailing refers to mourning in a loud voice), shrieking, beating the chest and cheeks, tearing hair or clothes, breaking things or scratching faces or saying phrases that makes a Muslim lose faith or cursing god or anyone and singing phrases of cursing.

All of this is prohibited, as a hadith mentions that the deceased may feel pain by these actions, Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him, said: «The deceased suffers when someone bewails loudly» (Reported by Bukhari & Muslim).
In another hadith Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him, said: «He is not of us who beats his face, tears his clothes and bewails loudly when misfortune happens to him as was done before during the days of ignorance» (Reported by Bukhari & Muslim).

As a Muslim We are bound to take care of our actions when mourning our beloved one. There is no objection to quiet weeping as Prophet Muhammad, Peace be upon him, did when his son died and said: «It is a mercy that Allah made in the hearts of his servants» (Reported by Bukhari).

Relatives of a deceased Muslim may mourn him for three days only, but a widow may mourn her husband four months and ten days

May Allah Give us More Strength to Practicing our Religion and attain Jannah.
Jazakallah