‘Eed al-Adhaa 1437 – High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia

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Just a short time ago, Fatwa-Online was informed of the official decision and announcement of the High Judiciary Council (HJC) of Saudi Arabia regarding the beginning of Dhul-Hijjah.

1 Dhul-Hijjah will be on Saturday 3 September 2016, and the Muslims performing Hajj will be in ‘Arafah on Sunday 11 September 2016 (9 Dhul-Hijjah 1437), and we shall be celebrating ‘Eed al-Adhaa on Monday 12 September 2016, (10 Dhul-Hijjah 1437), in shaa.-Allaah.

IMPORTANTLY: If you intend to offer the Qurbani | ‘Eed Sacrifice, then be sure to refrain from cutting your hair and nails from the 1st of Dhul-Hijjah until the slaughter is complete. Should you wish to offer the Qurbani | ‘Eed Sacrifice, then you can do so here.

The Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

«The people of each household should offer an [‘Eed] sacrifice every year» – transmitted by Ahmad, 20207. al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar said in Fat.hul-Baaree: ‘Its isnaad is strong.’ It is classed as Hasan by al-Albaanee in Saheeh Sunan Abee Daawood, 2788.

The Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) also said:

«Whoever can afford it but does not offer a sacrifice, let him not come near our place of prayer» – transmitted by Ibn Maajah, 3123; classed as Hasan by al-Albaanee in Saheeh Ibn Maajah.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen was asked: What is the correct opinion regarding the sacrifice [of ‘Eed al-Adh.haa]? The Shaykh responded:

That which is apparent to me is the sacrifice is not obligatory. However, it is a highly recommended Sunnah, and is [therefore] disliked for one who is able [to offer it] to abstain from doing so. Ref: al-Fataawa al-Muhimmah – Page 743

Shaykh Saalih al-Fowzaan was asked: Is it permissible to pay the price of [having] the [udhiyah] sacrifice [carried out], or is it better to [personally] undertake the [udhiyah] sacrifice and take some of [the meat]? The Shaykh responded:

It is better to sacrifice the udhiyah (qurbani) at home in the presence of his family, [locally] in his country – that is better, and if it is slaughtered [abroad on his behalf] here, then there is no harm [in doing so]. Ref: Duroos wa Fataawa al-Hajj – Volume 1, Page 17, No.24

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