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Sacrifice of adha

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 dear brother burhan,
you mentioned in one of the questions that sacrifice of adha is only OBLIGATORY on muslims performing pilgrimage? can you shed some light through teachings of Qura'an and Sunn'ah?

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Brother all our answers are based entirely from the Quran and the authentic a'hadiths. The obligation for sacrifice is only on those believers who are performing the Hajj pilgrimage. For all others, there is a great reward if one does a sacrifice and if he cannot afford or does not do there is no sin. The only thing that can be said is that the brother allowed an opportunity of receiving huge ajr (reward) by not doing the sacrifice.

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