the sacrifice

The acts of worship that bring the servant closer to God Almighty are crowded in the month of Dhul-Hijjah, especially in the first ten days of it, as the Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: (The best days of the world are the ten days).[1] Among the legitimate acts in it are: prayer, fasting, charity, pilgrimage, and other acts of righteousness and goodness, and among the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah: The Great Day of Sacrifice; In it many acts of righteousness gather, such as: prayer, upholding the ties of kinship, slaughtering sacrifices, and other acts of sacrifice. The Messenger – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – regarding the Day of Sacrifice: (The greatest days in the sight of God are the Day of Sacrifice, then the Day of Resurrection),[2] What is meant by the Day of Resurrection; The day following the Day of Sacrifice, i.e. the eleventh day of Dhul-Hijjah, and so named; Because people live and live in Mina on that day, and it is one of the greatest deeds that will take place in Dhul-Hijjah; The pilgrimage to the Sacred House of God, performing the rituals related to it, such as circumambulating, sa’i, and overnighting in Mina and Muzdalifah, standing in Arafat, sacrificing sacrifices, and throwing stones. Among the legitimate actions during Dhul-Hijjah by which the servant obtains the great reward and the great reward from God Almighty: the sacrifice; It is what is slaughtered of cattle; i.e. camels, cows and sheep, on the day of Eid al-Adha or in the three days of al-Tashreeq that follow it; To draw closer to God Almighty, to seek great reward, and to follow the example of the Messenger, may blessings and peace be upon him. It is worth noting that the sacrifice is a type of sacrifice; The sacrifice may be the sacrifice during Hajj, or the ‘aqeeqah that is performed on behalf of the newborn, or any kind of cattle that is sacrificed as an offering to God Almighty, and the sacrifice may be in fulfillment of a vow, or as a sacrifice. As it is one of the best acts of worship, as God Almighty said: (Say: “My prayer, my sacrifice, my life, and my death belong to God, the Lord of the worlds*, He has no partner, and for that which is punished.”[3] The rituals mentioned in the previous verse are intended to be slaughtered.[4]

Lamb slaughter method

It is desirable to direct the carcass towards the qiblah when intending to slaughter it, and it is also desirable to name it, and the evidence for this is what the Mother of the Believers Aisha – may God be pleased with her – narrated that the Messenger – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – said when he slaughtered a ram: Ummah of Muhammad),[5] As Imam Muslim narrated in his Sahih of what was narrated by the companion Anas bin Malik – may God be pleased with him – on the authority of the Prophet – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – that he said: (The Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, sacrificed two salty, horned rams. He said: He named and increased.[6] Ibn Hajar said with regard to the previous hadith: The takbeer is desirable with the name of Allah, as well as placing the man on the right side of the neck of the sacrifice; This is to facilitate the slaughterer to hold the knife in the right hand, and hold the head of the carcass with the left hand, and it is worth noting that the slaughter is accomplished by cutting the jugular, and the jugular is the vein in the cheek, and they are two opposite veins, where the Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: God eat, not tooth and nail).[7] Al-Nawawi made it clear that slaughtering requires cutting and blood flow, and Ibn Al-Mundhir reported that scholars are unanimously agreed that the sacrifice is achieved by cutting the throat, esophagus, jugular and blood flow, and it is permissible to slaughter with any tool that achieves that purpose; Like a stone, for example, if it is not possible to slaughter with a knife, and the evidence for that is what Imam al-Bukhari narrated in his Sahih on the authority of the companion Abdullah bin Omar, may God be pleased with him, where he said: Then she slaughtered it with a stone, then they mentioned it to the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, and he ordered them to eat it.)[8] It is permissible to slaughter with any specific tool, except for the tooth, nail and bones.[9]

Rulings related to the sacrifice

The scholars stated several rulings related to the sacrifice, and some of them are explained below:

  • The Sunnah is for camels to be slaughtered standing upright, and their left hand tied; وذلك اقتداءً بالرسول صلّى الله عليه وسلّم، حيث ورد أنّه ذبح الإبل بتلك الصورة، كما أنّ الله تعالى قال: (وَالْبُدْنَ جَعَلْنَاهَا لَكُم مِّن شَعَائِرِ اللَّهِ لَكُمْ فِيهَا خَيْرٌ ۖ فَاذْكُرُوا اسْمَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْهَا صَوَافَّ ۖ فَإِذَا وَجَبَتْ جُنُوبُهَا فَكُلُوا مِنْهَا وَأَطْعِمُوا الْقَانِعَ وَالْمُعْتَرَّ ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ سَخَّرْنَاهَا to you that you may be grateful),[10] The word obligatory means to fall to the ground, and it is stipulated that the left hand should be tied; Because the slaughterer comes to the camel from the right side, holding the slaughtering instrument with his right hand, and when slaughtering it, the camel will fall on its left side; Where the place from which it was tied. As for cows, there is evidence in the Holy Qur’an that indicates their slaughter, and there is also evidence in the Sunnah that indicates their slaughter. However, Al-Qurtubi indicated that it is better to slaughter; Because it is mentioned in the Holy Quran.[9]
  • One of the etiquette related to sacrifice is not to slaughter an animal in front of others, as well as sharpening the blade before slaughter, and to cover it from the carcass, as the Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: (God has decreed kindness on everything, so if you kill, then kill well, and if you slaughter well, do good. And let one of you sharpen his blade, let him comfort his sacrifice.)[11] Also, not cutting any part of a sacrificed animal until after its death is one of the etiquette of the sacrifice, and one of the conditions that must be met in the one who sacrifices it. It is permissible for the one who sacrifices to be slaughtered to be a Muslim or one of the People of the Book, and it is stipulated in the slaughter that it be purely for God Almighty.[12]

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  1. ↑ Narrated by Al-Albani, in Sahih Al-Jami, on the authority of Jaber bin Abdullah, page or number: 1133, authentic.
  2. ↑ Narrated by Al-Suyuti, in Al-Jami Al-Sagheer, on the authority of Abdullah bin Qurt, page or number: 1174, authentic.
  3. ↑ Surat Al-An’am, Verse: 162-163.
  4. ↑ “The sacrifice: meanings and provisions”,, accessed on 10-20-2018. act.
  5. ↑ Narrated by Muslim, in Sahih Muslim, on the authority of Aisha, the mother of the believers, page or number: 1967, authentic.
  6. ↑ Narrated by Muslim, in Sahih Muslim, on the authority of Anas bin Malik, page or number: 1966, authentic.
  7. ↑ Narrated by Muslim, in Sahih Muslim, on the authority of Rafi’ bin Khadij, page or number: 1968, authentic.
  8. ↑ Narrated by Al-Bukhari, in Sahih Al-Bukhari, on the authority of Abdullah bin Omar, page or number: 5502, authentic.
  9. ^ AB “The provisions and virtues of the sacrifice”,, accessed on 10-20-2018. act.
  10. ↑ Surat Al-Hajj, Verse: 36.
  11. ↑ Narrated by Muslim, in Sahih Muslim, on the authority of Shaddad bin Aws, page or number: 1955, authentic.
  12. ↑ “Sacrifice: provisions and etiquette”,, accessed on 10-20-2018. act.

Lamb slaughter method

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