Nasihah (Advice): Tanning a prayer mat
Sayyiduna Muqheerah Bin Shu’bah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: “Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam used to pray on a mat and on a tanned skin.” (Sunan Abu Dawood)
Question and Answer:
- We have completed our qurbani and received our meat from the butcher. We were able to give a third of the meat to a local charity. However we’re not able to distribute amongst family and friends due to the virus. Is it possible for us to keep more than a third for our own consumption?
(Question publishes as received)
- It is permissible for the Qurbani meat to be kept entirely for oneself or distributed to whomever one wishes.
However, it is preferable (Mustahab) to divide it into three portions; one portion for oneself, one portion for one’s family and friends, and one portion to the poor and needy (both Muslims and non-Muslims) where possible. (Tabyeen-ul-Haqaaiq 6/8)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.)
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