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Eating from the Slaughtered Animal’s Meat (Ahadith 1477 – 1478)


Volume 2, Book 26, Number 777:

Narrated Ibn Juraij:

‘Ata’ said, “I heard Jabir bin ‘Abdullah (radiallaahu `anhu) saying, ‘We never ate the meat of the Budn for more than three days of Mina. Later, the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) gave us permission by saying: ‘Eat and take (meat) with you. So we ate (some) and took (some) with us.’ ” I asked ‘Ata’, “Did Jabir (radiallaahu `anhu) say (that they went on eating the meat) till they reached Medina?” ‘Ata’ replied, “No.”

Volume 2, Book 26, Number 778:

Narrated ‘Amra:

I heard ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) saying, “We set out (from Medina) along with Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) five days before the end of Dhul-Qa’da with the intention of performing Hajj only. When we approached Mecca, Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) ordered those who had no Hadi along with them to finish the lhram after performing Tawaf of the Ka’ba, (Safa and Marwa). ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) added, “Beef was brought to us on the Day of Nahr and I said, ‘What is this?’ Somebody said, ‘The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) has slaughtered (cows) on behalf of his wives.’ “

This Hadith has been discussed before as well. Read it here.

Both these Ahadith give evidence that it’s okay to eat from the animal you sacrifice. Rather, it’s Sunnah. Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) encouraged companions to do so (as in the first Hadith), and sent some for his wives (as in the second Hadith). So eat from the meat whenever an animal is sacrificed (Eid/aqeeqah/Hajj etc.).


Butcher’s Wage (Ahadith 1474 – 1475)


Hadith no. 1473 (below) is a repeat. Read it here.

Volume 2, Book 26, Number 773:

Narrated Anas bin Malik (radiallaahu `anhu):

The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) offered four Rakat of Zuhr prayer at Medina and two Rakat of ‘Asr prayer at Dhul-Hulaifa. Narrated Aiyub: “A man said: Anas (radiallaahu `anhu) said, “Then he (the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) passed the night there till dawn and then he offered the morning (Fajr) prayer, and mounted his Mount and when it arrived at Al-Baida’ he assumed Ihram for both ‘Umra and Hajj.”

Today’s Ahadith:

Volume 2, Book 26, Number 774:

Narrated ‘Ali (radiallaahu `anhu):

The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) sent me to supervise the (slaughtering of) Budn (Hadi camels) and ordered me to distribute their meat, and then he ordered me to distribute their covering sheets and skins. ‘All added, “The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) ordered me to supervise the slaughtering (of the Budn) and not to give anything (of their bodies) to the butcher as wages for slaughtering.”

Volume 2, Book 26, Number 775:

Narrated ‘Ali (radiallaahu `anhu):

The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) ordered me to supervise the (slaughtering) of Budn (Hadi camel) and to distribute their meat, skins and covering sheets in charity and not to give anything (of their bodies) to the butcher as wages for slaughtering.

It is not permissible to sell part of the sacrificial animal or udhiyah (sacrifice on Eid), or to sell all of it, except in cases where it is done in accordance with the purpose of the sacrifice, because what a person has given to Allaah cannot be sold at all.

It says in al-Mughni: It is not permissible to sell any part of it – i.e., the sacrificial animal – but if the butcher is poor and he gives him something because he is poor, in addition to the wages that he gives him, that is permissible, because he is entitled to take some of it because of being poor, not as payment for his work. End quote (3/222)

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said: It is haraam to sell any part of the udhiyah, whether the meat or anything else, even the skin. The butcher should not be given anything from it in partial payment for his work, because that is like selling. (Risaalah Ahkaam al-Hadiy wa’l-Udhiyah)

Slaughter the Animals for Sacrifice Yourself (Hadith No. 1470)


Volume 2, Book 26, Number 770:

Narrated Sahl bin Bakkar:

The narration of Anas (radiallaahu `anhu) abridged, saying, “The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) slaughtered seven Budn (camels) while standing, with his own hands. On the day of ‘Id-ul-Adha he slaughtered (sacrificed) two horned rams, black and white in color.

  1. It’s Sunnah to slaughter your animal of sacrifice yourself. If you don’t want to do the whole thing, at least slit the throat (for goat/sheep/cow etc.).
  2. Although one sheep (or 1/7th of a cow or camel) is enough for one man and his family, there’s no limit to the maximum amount of animals you may slaughter. The more, the better. Keep some for yourself and your family, and give the rest as sadaqah. More on it here.
  3. Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) was so strong mashaAllah! Imagine slaughtering seven camels in one go. :O
    It takes a lot of strength! You’d know if you’ve seen a camel being slaughtered. If not, YouTube/Google it.

Hajj – Slaughtering on Behalf of Others (Hadith No. 1467)


Hadith no. 1466 (below) is a repeat. Read it here.

Volume 2, Book 26, Number 766:

Narrated Nafi’:

Ibn ‘Umar (radiallaahu `anhu) intended to perform Hajj in the year of the Hajj of Al-Harawriya during the rule of Ibn Az-Zubair. Some people said to him, “It is very likely that there will be a fight among the people, and we are afraid that they might prevent you (from performing Hajj).” He replied, “Verily, in Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) there is a good example for you (to follow). In this case I would do the same as he had done. I make you witness that I have intended to perform ‘Umra.” When he reached Al-Baida’, he said, “The conditions for both Hajj and ‘Umra are the same. I make you witness that I have intended to perform Hajj along with ‘Umra.” After that he took a garlanded Hadi (to Mecca) which he bought (on the way). When he reached (Mecca), he performed Tawaf of the Ka’ba and of Safa (and Marwa) and did not do more than that. He did not make legal for himself the things which were illegal for a Muhrim till it was the Day of Nahr (sacrifice), when he had his head shaved and slaughtered (the sacrifice) and considered sufficient his first Tawaf (between Safa and Marwa), as a (Sa’i) for his Hajj and ‘Umra both. He then said, “The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) used to do like that.”

Today’s Hadith:

Volume 2, Book 26, Number 767:

Narrated ‘Amra bint ‘AbdurRahman:

I heard ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) saying, “Five days before the end of Dhul-Qa’ada we set out from Medina in the company of Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) with the intention of performing Hajj only. When we approached Mecca, Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) ordered those who had no Hadi with them to finish their lhram after performing Tawaf of the Ka’ba and (Sa’i) and between Safa and Marwa.” ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) added, “On the day of Nahr (slaughtering of sacrifice) beef was brought to us. I asked, ‘What is this?’ The reply was, ‘Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) has slaughtered (sacrifices) on behalf of his wives.’ “

Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) slaughtered the animals (hadiy) on behalf of his wives. Does it apply on wives only or can one slaughter the hadiy on behalf of anyone? As per the correct opinion, latter is the case. Because Prophet (sallallaahu` alayhi wasallam) offered a sacrifice of 100 camels (probably) on behalf of his whole Ummah. Even for you and me. <3

Hajj – Giving Slaughtered Animal in Charity (Hadith No. 1465)


Volume 2, Book 26, Number 765:

Narrated ‘Ali (radiallaahu `anhu):

Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) ordered me to give in charity the skin and the coverings of the Budn which I had slaughtered.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

If we say concerning the hadiy and udhiyah that it is mustahabb to eat one third and give one third in charity, that only applies if there is no reason to increase the portion of one of the categories of recipients. But if it so happens that there are a lot of poor people, then we regard it as preferable to give more than one third in charity; the same applies if the poor have received meat in abundance (in this case, their share may be reduced); and the same applies to what one may keep. Wherever the need is greatest, that may change the ratios given to the three categories of recipients.

Majmoo‘ al-Fataawa, 19/258

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