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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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Status of fasting during the ten days of Zul-Hijjah

Nasihah (Advice): The fast of Arafah-Expiation for two years of sins   Sayyiduna Qataadah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Fasting on the Day of Arafah, I hope from Allah, expiates for the sins of the previous year and the following year.”(Tirmidhi)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer: …

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Qurbani or Aqeeqah?

  Nasihah (Advice): Jealousy destroys the reward of good actions   Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said: “Indeed, jealousy consumes good deeds like fire consumes wood.” (Abu Dawood, Hadith #: 4257, Narrated by Abu Hurayrah)   __________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   A person needs to do Aqeeqah for his …

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Qurbaani Laws Made Easy

UPON WHOM IS QURBANI COMPULSORY? #…..Qurbaani is compulsory upon every understanding, mature, resident Muslim male and female who owns nisaab or owns extra items (over and above their need) which equals the nisaab amount, i.e. they own an amount that equals the gold and silver nisaab amount, or they possess …

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Status of Euthanasia

Q: What is the Islamic ruling on euthanasia? A: The definition of euthanasia is: a deliberate intervention undertaken with the express intention of ending a life, to relieve intractable suffering.  There are two types of euthanasia: Passive and Active Passive euthanasia is the withholding of common treatments (such as antibiotics, drugs, …

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