Slaughtering a sacrifice on Eid Al-Adha


The best deed one can perform during these ten days of Dhul-Hijjah is to slaughter a sacrifice. This command was mentioned by Allah, {And perform Salaah for your Sustainer and *sacrifice*.} Did you know that for the ten years the Prophet (saw) was in Madinah, he offered it every year without exception? So have you begun planning yours? There are a few days remaining and you should begin concluding your purchase soon. Look for a healthy animal and don’t hold back on your money. Don’t complain about the price or even brag about it as it is a form of charity. Try your utmost best to get involved in the process of slaughtering, eating the sacrifice yourself in the morning of Eid, and distributing to family, friends, and the poor. Every second of your effort is a huge reward.

The Prophet (saw) said, “There is nothing dearer to Allah Ta’ala during the days of sacrifice than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the day of Qiyamah with its horns, hair and hooves (to be weighed in reward). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah Ta’ala before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart.”

[Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, authenticated by Al-Albani]


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