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Hadith regarding fattening the Qurbani animal

Ḥadīth regarding fattening the Qurbānī animal Question Is the following narration authentic: “Fatten your qurbānī animals, for they will be your vehicles over the ṣirāṭ (bridge)”? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer The narration is not authentic. It is recommended for the qurbānī animal to be meaty, healthy and in good …

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Takbiraat of Tashreeq

Nasihah (Advice): The fast of the day of Arafah (9th Zul Hijjah) Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said regarding the fast on the day of Arafah (9th Zul Hijjah): “It expiates the sins of the previous year and that of the following year.” (Sahih Muslim) Q. What is the Takbeers that we have …

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Women Attending the Masjid – A Detailed Response

  Prior to Eidul-Fitr 1439, the Jamiat KZN had received a question regarding the permissibility of women attending the Eid Salaah considering the new trend of  family Eid Gahs being arranged in different places.   In conformance with the established ruling of the Fuqahaa (Islamic jurists), the Jamiat had responded by …

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Qurbani FAQ’s

    What is the difference between the term Udhiyyah and Qurbani?   A) ‘Udhiyya’ 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 generally …

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One sheep for multiple Qurbanis?

  Nasihah (Advice): The immense reward of Qurbani   Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah Radhiyallahu Anha reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:“There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Qurbani than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Qiyamah with its horns, hair, and …

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Cutting Hair/Nails affect Qurbani?

Question: Last year I cut my hair on the 5th day of Dhul Hijja and then I came to know that we should not cut our hair if we intend to do Qurbānī. So was my qurbānī accepted or not? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the …

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Haircuts

Question What is the ruling of haircuts?   Answer Men are permitted to cut their hair.This is based on the fact that there are numerous narrations which mention that Rasulullah sallallahualaihiwasallam and the Sahabah radhiallahuanhum cut, trimmed or shaved their hair. However, there are; as with any other aspect of a Muslims life; certain …

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Some Important Rulings Concerning Udhiya/Qurbani

Question Can you please provide some details regarding Qurbani, especially the rules regarding having one’s Qurbani done in UK slaughterhouses? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, ‘Udhiya’ is an Arabic term which means “sacrificing an animal”, and ‘Qurbani’ is an Urdu and Persian word derived from …

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