An Immolation (Sacrificing an animal as worship to Allah In EidulAdha)

The Immolation is Sunnah enacted by the prophet Ibrahim (pbuh) while Allah ransomed the prophet’s son Isma’il with a sheep from the paradise.When the prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلمappeared ,he confirmed this great Sunnah to be done for those who are not in AlHajj(piligrmage) in Makkah.The Immolation is a religious rite that every Muslim who is able to perform it{ that means he has enough money to buy it and the one who is not able to provide it he is not requested to do it}.The prophet Muhammad صلىالله عليه وسلمsaid:{If any of you saw the crescent of DulHajjah and one’s of you wanted to immolate(sacrifice a sheep) he should n’t take any thin of his hair or nails until he immolates} and the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم had immolated with two white and horns rams.

What are the qualifications and provisions of the immolation?

First:  The immolation should be at the considered age as the following;

1) Sheep: which has the age of six months and more.

2) Goat: which has the age of one year and more.

3) Cow: which has the age of two years and more.

4) Camel:which has five years and more.

Second: The immolation should be fit and be in a good health and good condition. We must avoid immolations that are sick , caecal or blind , lame which has a clear lame , weak and poor. These four kinds of immolations are prohibited.

Third:  If the Muslim does not have the ability to slaughter his immolation by himself ,he can delegate any other one to do it .

Forth:  The Muslim should establish the remembrance of Allah at the slaughtering by saying[ In the name of Allah , Allah is the most great] it is best to say them in Arabic words as the prophet { pbuh } did.

Fifth:  direct the immolation to Makkah direction { AlQiblah } and put the right leg on the right side of the immolation and slaughter it.

Sixth:  The prophet Muhammad  صلى الله عليه وسلم guided  us to eat from our immolations and give some to the poor people and give some as a gift to neighbors or relatives.

Allah sai in the holy Qura’n{ And the Budn (cows, oxen, or camels driven to be offered as sacrifices by the pilgrims at the sanctuary of Makkah) We have made them for you as among the Symbols of Allâh, wherein you have much good. So mention the Name of Allâh over them when they are drawn up in lines (for sacrifice). Then, when they are down on their sides (after slaughter), eat thereof, and feed the poor who does not ask (men), and the beggar who asks (men). Thus have We made them subject to you that you may be grateful.
It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allâh, but it is piety from you that reaches Him. Thus have We made them subject to you that you may magnify Allâh for His Guidance to you. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) to the Muhsinûn. (doers of good).

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