thefinalmessage|THE FRIDAY NOTE
Weekly Hadith – Eid-ul-Adha Qurbani;
Aa'isha (radhiallahu anhaa) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "There is nothing dearer to Allah in the days of Qurbani than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Judgement with its horns, hair and hooves (to be weighed). The scarifice is accepted by Allah (SWT) before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart."
[Tirmidhi and Ibn Maajah]
Eid-ul-Adha is the Eid of sacrifice, and commitment to Allah's orders. Offering sacrfice on this blessed day is a confirmed Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), as a show of glorification of Allah (SWT), and acceptance that there is no deity worthy of worship but He (SWT). Alhamdulillah most of us are mukallaf, i.e, morally responsible muslims who are able enough to offer sacrifice. While we enjoy Eid with our families insha'Allah, let us remember our needy brothers and sisters and take it upon ourselves to do whatever we can in order to help them on this blessed day by being generous in our sacrifice and ensuring that they benefit from this. As is outlined in the above words of Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), the reward for this will undoubtedly lie with our Creator, Al-Mughni (SWT).
Pearls of Wisdom;
"I advise you to fear Allâh and obey Him (taqwâ) and I advise you to adhere to the Quran, for it is a light in the dark night and a guidance during the day, so implement it no matter how much struggle and poverty you have to face. If a calamity befalls you, put your wealth forward to protect your religion, and if the calamity continues, put forward your wealth and your life to save your religion [but never risk your religion], for the ruined is he whose religion is ruined, and the looted is he whose religion is taken. And know that there is no poverty after Paradise, and no riches after the Fire."
[ Al-Dhahabî, Siyar A’lâm Al-Nubalâ` 3:174]
Q. Can you please specify the correct rites associated with sacrificing and distributing meat on Eid-ul-Adha?
Praise be to Allaah.
In the Name of Allah, the most Merciful and Compassionate,
1. It is necessary to have the Qurbani take place within the three days of "Ayyam al-Nahr" (10, 11, 12 of Dhu 'l-Hijja). It will not be valid before this time not after these dates.
2. It is best to distribute the meat as soon as possible, but not necessary. Therefore, for the sake of canning or other arrangements, it could be distributed after three months.
3. The meat could be distributed raw or cooked. Normally, whatever is more beneficial for the recipients is considered the superior option.
And Allaah (SWT) knows best.
Weekly Suggested Good Deed – Know Recite the Takbeer;
This is one of the greatest Sunnahs on the day of Eid because Allah (SWT) says, "(He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allaah [i.e. to say Takbeer (Allaahu Akbar: Allaah is the Most Great)] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him” [al-Baqarah 2:185]
In the case of Eid al-Adha, the takbeer begins on the first day of Dhu’l-Hijjah and lasts until sunset on the last of the days of tashreeq (i.e, the 11th, 12th and 13th of Dhul-Hijjah) , and this is confirmed in the Musannaf of Ibn Abi Shaybah with a saheeh isnaad from Ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) that he used to recite takbeer during the days of tashreeq.
The takbeer which can be recited is as follows: Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, wa Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, wa Lillaah il-hamd (Allah is Most Great, Allaah is most Great, there is no god but Allah, Allah is Most great, Allah is most great, and to Allah be praise).
It is recommended for men to repeat this loudly in their homes, streets and marketplaces, and for women to recite this to themselves as often as possible.
Dua of the Week;
Supplication for the remeberence of Allah(SWT) after the completion of Salah
Astaghfirul-lah (three times).
Allahumma antas-salam waminkas-salam, tabarakta ya dhal-jalali wal-ikram
‘O Allah, You are As-Salam and from You is all peace, blessed are You, O Possessor of majesty and honour.’
As-Salam is one of Allah's (SWT) beautiful attributes, and it refers to One who is a source of all Peace. This supplication should be made as rememberance of Allah (SWT) after completing salam in the obligatory salah.