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The Right Way or Sunnah Way of doing a ‘hadi’ (qurbani or sacrifice) is in the name of Allah ALONE and for His Pleasure Alone. When sacrificing animals in the name of Allah, is it permissable to say `Bism Allah Alrahman Alraheem` once and slaughter more than one animal at the same time, or should every single animal be slaughtered, in the name of Allah, separately?Jazakum Allah Khair


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If the animal is being slaughtered for sacrifice, then the correct dua or supplication to be prayed at this time is: Allah humma hada minka wa lak. Bismillah. Allah o Akbar. (O Allah, this [animal for sacrifice] is from You and for You. In the Name of Allah. Allah is the Greatest.)

It is imperitive that the ‘Bismillah Allah o Akbar’ is pronounced on each animal that is being slaughtered separately.


It is not permitted that ‘Bismillah Allah o Akbar’ is said once, and several animals are separately sacrificed.


But if there is such a machine which is invented that it can accommodate the slaughter of several animals at the same time, then there is no harm if the person operating the machine pronounces the ‘Bismillah Allah o Akbar’ once and several animal are slaughtered simultaneously through that machine.


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Your Brother in Islam,






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