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My question is regardin bakri eid, how do we celebrate in sunnat way???

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my question is regardin bakri eid, how do we celebrate in sunnat way???wat is the criteria for kurbani?who gets how much. i mean how to divide kurbani meat?is it suppose to be jaan ka sadka? wat is d difference between bakri eid kurbani n aaqeeqa ?


i m 2nd wife , my husband is wealthy, his 1st family lives royally but i posess very lil gold and hardly any cash.i don hav own sorce of income. i stay on rent. i want to go 4 umra n hajj. he say that i do not come under the criteria of preformin hajj. it isnt his duty to take me 4 umra or hajj???

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How to divide sacrifice meat

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Your Question: how do we celebrate in sunnat way???

The day of two Eids are days of celebration and joy appointed by Allah Subhanah for the believers.


On the Day of Eid, the Prophet (saws) used to dress in new clothes, apply perfume, lead the Eid prayers, Praise and Glorify Allah Subhanah, give the sermon, offer the sacrifice, and then meet with family and the believers and they would congratulate each other on this joyous occasion of Eid. There are not many authentic narrations of what exactly the Prophet (saws) did on the Day of Eid, except that he exhorted the believers not to fast on the day of Eid.


On the day of Eid-ul-Adha it is Sunnah to not eat until one has returned from the Eid prayers and preferably eat something from the sacrifice made on that day.


Buraidah reports: "The Prophet (saws) would not go out on the day of breaking the fast (Eid-ul Fitr) until he had eaten, and on the day of sacrifice (Eid-ul Adha) he (saws) would not eat until he had returned [from the salah]; and he (saws) would eat from his sacrifice.""

Related by at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, and Ahmad.


Your Question: i mean how to divide kurbani meat?

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verses 36-37:

36 The sacrificial camels we have made for you as among the Symbols from Allah: in them is (much) good for you: then pronounce the name of Allah over them as they line up (for sacrifice): when they are down on their sides (after slaughter), eat ye thereof, and feed such as (beg not, but) live in contentment, and such as beg with due humility: thus have we made animals subject to you that ye may be grateful.

37 It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah: it is your piety that reaches Him: He has thus made them subject to you that ye may glorify Allah for His guidance to you: and proclaim the Good News to all who do right.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.476 Narrated by Salama bin Al Aqua

The Prophet (saws) said: “ (Of the Sacrifice) eat of it, and feed of it to others, and store of it.”


Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 5.115

A person offering a sacrifice may consume, without any restrictions, any amount of meat he may desire. He may likewise give away, or offer in charity any amount he may wish. Some scholars say that one may eat half, and give away the other half in charity, while others say that the meat be divided into three parts. Of these one may keep a part, distribute a part, and give in charity the third part.


The Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) was to consume a part of it, distribute a part of it among his companions, and give a part of it to the poor and needy.


If one wishes, one may eat all or part of it, or distribute all or part of it, or give to the poor all or part of it. There is absolutely no restriction on how one should consume the sacrificial meat, but it would be best to eat some oneself, distribute some, and give some to the poor and needy.


Your Question: is it suppose to be jaan ka sadka?

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 37 Surah Saafaat verses 100-111:

100 (Ibraheem (a.s.) prayed): "O my Lord! grant me a righteous (son)!"

101 So We gave him the good news of a boy (Prophet Ismail (a.s.) ready to suffer and forbear.

102 Then when (the son, Ismail (a.s.)) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him, he (Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.)) said: "O my son! I see in vision that I offer thee in sacrifice: now see what is thy view!" (Prophet Ismail (a.s.)) said: "O my father! Do as thou art commanded: thou will find me, if Allah so wills, one practicing patience and constancy!"

103 So when they had both submitted their wills (to Allah) and He had laid Him prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice)

104 We called out to him "O Abraham!

105 Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!" Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.

106 For this was obviously a trial

107 And We ransomed him (Ismail) with a momentous sacrifice (a ram):

108 And We left (this blessing) for him among generations (to come) in later times.

109 "Peace and salutation to Abraham!"

110 Thus indeed do We reward those who do right.

111 For he was indeed one of Our believing servants.


The sacrifice of this day of Adha is a rite commemorating the noble act and ultimate sacrifice made by Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.) when Allah Subhanah Commanded the Noble Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.) to sacrifice his son Prophet Ismail (a.s.) as a test; and the Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.) willingly laid down his own son to sacrifice him. When the Noble Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.) was just about to slaughter his son as sacrifice as commanded by his Lord, the Lord made it known to him that it was only a trial, and that Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.) need not sacrifice his son but sacrifice a sheep instead. The sacrifice the believers make on this day of Adha is a commemoration of that superb act of piety and unconditional obedience of one of the greatest Prophets and the chosen ‘Khaleel’ or friend of Allah, Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.).


There is absolutely nothing in the Quran or the Sunnah which declares or implies that the sacrifice on the Day of Adha is ‘jaan ka sadqa’ or charity of one’s life! The sacrifice on the Day of Adha is a rite commemorating the piety and unconditional obedience of the Noble Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.).


Your Question: wat is d difference between bakri eid kurbani n aaqeeqa ?

The sacrifice one makes on the Day of Adha is a rite commemorating the superb act of piety and unconditional obedience of Prophet Ibraheem (a.s.); and the sacrifice one makes on ‘aqeeqah’ is an act of gratefulness for the gift of a child the Lord has bestowed on them.


Your Question: i want to go 4 umra n hajj. he say that i do not come under the criteria of preformin hajj. it isnt his duty to take me 4 umra or hajj???

The Umrah pilgrimage is optional, but it is indeed the obligatory duty of every believer, man and woman, who has the financial and physical means to reach the Sacred House, to perform the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verses 96-97:

Undoubtedly the first House of Worship ever to be built for mankind is the one which is at Makkah. It was blessed, and made the center of guidance for all the peoples. In it are clear Signs; there is a spot where Ibraheem used to worship; and it is the Sanctuary, and whoever enters it becomes safe and secure. Allah has, therefore, a right on the people that the one, who can afford to reach the House, should perform Hajj there. And the one who disobeys (this commandment should know that) Allah is Self-Sufficient, and does not stand in need of anyone.


Although it is not the prescribed duty of your husband to take you to Hajj, if your husband has indeed been blessed by the Lord with abundance, it would only be akin to righteousness that he took you on your obligatory pilgrimage of Hajj. But if for any reason your husband does not wish to take you to perform your obligatory pilgrimage of Hajj, and you yourself do not possess the financial means to afford the journey and stay at the Sacred House, or if you do not have another ‘mehram’ male relative to accompany you to the pilgrimage of Hajj….then indeed you would be absolutely blameless in the Court of Allah for not performing this obligatory duty of Hajj.


If after your best efforts and polite requests your husband, who is blessed with abundance from the Lord, still refuses to take you to Hajj; you could start saving and when you have enough finance to afford the journey you could ask your brother, your father, your uncle or even your own son to accompany you on this noble journey so that you may fulfill your obligatory duty towards your Lord by visiting His Sacred House during Hajj. If after your best efforts you could not accumulate enough funds to afford the journey, or even if you had the funds you could not find a male mehram relative to accompany you for the Hajj pilgrimage, rest assured sister that Shariah Law allows that the Hajj would not be deemed obligatory upon you and you will be deemed excused from this obligation.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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