April
15
1993
Books- Allah is the Greatest- Paragraph (16-25): Turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him)
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Praise be to Allah, the Lord of Creations, and Peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad, the faithful and the honest.
 Oh, Allah, we know nothing but what You teach us. You are the All- Knower, the Wise. Oh Allah, teach us what is good for us, and benefit us from what You taught us, and increase our knowledge. Show us the righteous things as righteous and help us to do them, and show us the bad things as bad and help us to keep away from them.
  O Allah our Lord, lead us out from the depths of darkness and illusion, unto the lights of erudition and knowledge, and from the muddy shallows of lusts unto the heavens of Your Vicinity.

 The Udhiyah (sacrifice) is one of the religious symbols (Shaa'er) of Muslims in Eid Al Adha, and its legislation came from the following hadith reported by Ahmad and IbnMajahon the authority AbiHuraira(may Allah be pleased with him) who said that the prophet (PBUH) said:

((Let those who can afford slaughtering a sacrifice, yet they don't, never come near our Musallah (place of prayer).))

[Ahmad]

 Abu Hanifah, May Allah have mercy on his soul, deduced from this Hadith that the Udhiyah is an obligation, as this kind of threat can’t be applied on an act that is not an obligatory one.
Whereas other than Ahnaf said: it is an evidence-based Sunnah, and they have their proofs for it.
Udhiyah is mandadory once every year by the free, adult, prudent, settled and rich Muslim.
Aishah, May Allah be pleased with her narrated that the prophet PBUH said:

((No act performed on the Day of Nahr by son of Adam is more beloved to Allah than shedding the blood (slaughtering the Udhiyah). Verily, it comes on the Day of Judgement with its horns, hairs, and nails. Allah gives reward for it before its blood reaches the ground, so be content for sacrificing Udhiyah.))

[Al-Tirmidhi and IbnMajah]

  Anas also narrated that:

((the Prophet (peace be upon him) sacrificed two horned rams which were white. He said: and I saw him slaughtering them with his own hands, and I saw him putting his foot on them while mentioning the Name of Allah and glorifying Him (saying Allah is the Greatest). ))

Translation  : Maha Sulieman
Edited by      : Ghada Homad