Wife doing the eid slaughter
Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:20 PM
Sorry for all the questions .
My question is: can a wife do the eid slaughter for her family? My dh has an exam that lasts long that day and we really want to do the slaughter so I was wondering if it would possible for me to do the slaughter on our behalf?
Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:37 PM
No need to apologize, I will look for fatwa inshaAllah. Do you mean the actual physical act of slaughtering? (I am just being nosey I enjoy watching the slaughtering, but never thought of doing it myself)
Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:40 PM
Read the second part of the fatwa:
A 39 years old woman wants to sacrifice an animal. It was said to her that she should make Aqeeqah (the sacrifice which has to be done after the birth of a son) for herself first as her father did not do it for her when she was born. Her husband did not do Aqeeqah for their children either. They have a daughter and a son. Should she make Aqeeqah for her children and herself? Or as for the children it should be done by their father? She has a 15 years old daughter and a 16 years old son. Is Aqeeqah compulsory or it becomes cancelled if the child reaches adulthood?.
Praise be to Allaah.
Aqeeqah is a confirmed Sunnah (Sunnah muakkadah) according to the correct view. This has been explained in the answer to question no. 20018. The one who is addressed here is the father; it is not required of the mother or the children.
The duty to offer aqeeqah is not waived when the child reaches puberty. If the father is able then it is mustahabb for him to offer aqeeqah on behalf of his children for whom he did not yet offer aqeeqah.
If the father did not offer aqeeqah for his child, is it prescribed for the child or anyone else to offer aqeeqah on his behalf? The fuqaha differed concerning that, but the correct view is that this is prescribed and is mustahabb.
Ibn Qudaamah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in al-Mughni (9/364): If aqeeqah was not offered at all and the child reaches puberty and earns a living, then he does not have to offer aqeeqah. Ahmad was asked about this matter and he said: That applies to the father, i.e., he should not offer aqeeqah for himself; the Sunnah has to do with someone else (namely the father).
Ata and al-Hasan said: he may offer aqeeqah for himself, because it is prescribed for him and because he is held in pledge for it, so it should be prescribed for him to release himself.
And we think that it is prescribed for the father and no one else should do it. End quote.
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Tuhfat al-Mawdood fi Ahkaam al-Mawlood: Chapter nineteen: The ruling on one whose parents did not do aqeeqah for him; should he offer aqeeqah for himself when he reaches puberty? Al-Khallaal said: Chapter on what is recommended for one for whom aqeeqah was not done when he was small and he may offer aqeeqah for himself when he is an adult. Then he quoted some of the discussion of Ismaaeel narrated from Saeed al-Shaalinji who said: I asked Ahmad about a man whose father told him that he had not offered aqeeqah for him, could he offer aqeeqah for himself? He said: That is the duty of the father.
Al-Maymooni said: I said to Abu Abd-Allaah: If aqeeqah was not done for a person, could it be done for him when he is an adult? He mentioned something that was narrated concerning (aqeeqah for) an adult, but he classed it as daeef (weak). But he regarded it as something good, if aqeeqah was not done for him when he was small, for it to be done for him when he is an adult. He said: If a person does that, I would not disapprove of it. He said: Abd al-Malik told me elsewhere that he said to Abu Abd-Allaah: Should aqeeqah be offered for him when he is an adult? He said: I did not hear anything about an adult. I said: His father was poor then he became well off and he does not want to leave his son without offering aqeeqah for him. He said: I do not know and I did not hear anything with regard to an adult. Then he said to me: But if someone who does it, that is good, and there are some people who regard it as obligatory. End quote.
Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) said, after quoting these words:
The first view is more correct, which is that it is mustahabb to offer aqeeqah on behalf of oneself, because aqeeqah is a confirmed Sunnah but the father omitted to do it, so it is prescribed for him to do it if he is able. That is because of the general meaning of the ahaadeeth, such as the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): Every child is in pledge for his aqeeqah which should be sacrificed for him on the seventh day, and his head should be shaved and he should be given a name. Narrated by Imam Ahmad and the authors of al-Sunan from Samurah ibn Jundub (may Allaah be pleased with him) with a saheeh isnaad. And Umm Karaz al-Kabiyyah narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) enjoined that aqeeqah be done for a boy with two sheep and for a female with one sheep, as was narrated by the five. Al-Tirmidhi narrated and classed as saheeh a similar report from Aaishah. This is not addressed only to the father; rather it also includes the child, the mother and other relatives of the newborn. End quote from Majmoo Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz (26/266).
Based on this, it may be said to the sister who is asking this question: You may offer aqeeqah on behalf of yourself, or on behalf of your children if their father did not offer aqeeqah on their behalf.
Udhiyah is a confirmed Sunnah and is prescribed for both men and women. One udhiyah is sufficient on behalf of a man and the members of his household, or on behalf of a woman and the members of her household.
This woman may offer a sacrifice, whether her husband also offers a sacrifice or not.
If she offers a sacrifice, that will suffice for her aqeeqah too.
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Chapter eighteen on the ruling on combining aqeeqah and udhiyah.
Al-Khallaal said: Chapter on what was narrated about the udhiyah sufficing for the aqeeqah too.
Abd al-Malik al-Maymooni told us that he said to Abu Abd-Allaah (i.e., Imam Ahmad): Is it permissible to offer the udhiyah on behalf of a child instead of the aqeeqah? He said: I do not know. Then he said: More than one said that. I said: From among the Taabieen? He said: Yes.
And Abd al-Malik told me elsewhere that Abu Abd-Allaah said that some of them said that if he offers an udhiyah that will suffice for the aqeeqah too.
Usmah ibn Isaam told us: Hambal narrated to us that Abu Abd-Allaah said: I hope that the udhiyah will suffice for the aqeeqah too, in sha Allaah, for the one who did not offer aqeeqah.
Usmah ibn Isaam told us elsewhere: Hanbal told us that Abu Abd-Allaah said: If a sacrifice (udhiyah) is offered on his behalf, the udhiyah will suffice for the aqeeqah. He said: And I saw Abu Abd-Allaah buying an udhiyah that he sacrificed on behalf of himself and his family, and his son Abd-Allaah was small when he sacrificed it. I think he intended thereby to do the aqeeqah and the udhiyah, and he shared out the meat and ate some of it. End quote from Tuhfat al-Mawdood.
See also the answers to questions no. 38197 and 20018.
And Allaah knows best.
Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:51 PM
Praise be to Allaah.
When the new moon of Dhul-Hijjah appears, it becomes haraam for the one who wants to offer a sacrifice to remove anything from his hair, nails or skin, because of the report narrated by Muslim (1977) from Umm Salamah (may Allaah be pleased with her), that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: When you see the new moon of Dhul-Hijjah, if one of you wants to offer a sacrifice, let him refrain from (cutting) his hair and nails. According to another version: When the ten days (of Dhul-Hijjah) begin, if one of you wants to offer a sacrifice, let him not touch his hair or skin with anything.
Al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The scholars differed concerning the one who wants to offer a sacrifice when the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah begin. Saeed ibn al-Musayyib, Rabeeah, Ahmad, Ishaaq, Dawood and some of the companions of al-Shaafai said that it is haraam for him to cut anything from his hair and nails until he has offered the sacrifice at the time of sacrifice. Al-Shaafai and his companions said that it is makrooh but not haraam end quote from Sharh Muslim.
This ruling is general in meaning and applies to everyone who wants to offer a sacrifice, man or woman.
Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked: What is permissible for a woman who wants to offer a sacrifice on behalf of herself and her household, or on behalf of her parents, to do with regard to her hair once the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah begin?
He replied: It is permissible for her to undo her hair (if it is braided etc) and wash it, but she should not comb it. If some of her hair falls out when it is being undone or washed, that does not matter.
Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz (18/47).
The one who wants to offer a sacrifice is not forbidden to do anything else, such as wear regular clothes, wear perfume or have intercourse.
See also the answer to question no. 70290.
And Allaah knows best.
Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:52 PM
Yeah, I mean actually killing it myself on behalf of my dh and I inshaallah. I've never done it before, but i've helped my dad with it, so i am a bit nervous .
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