Virtues of Udhiyyah – Sacrifice

  • “Sacrificing (animals) has been ordained on every Ummah so that the Name of Allah is mentioned on these particular animals which Allah has bestowed on them…” (Surah An’aam)
  • “We have made the sacrifice of camels and cows among the salient features of (the Deen) of Allah. There is benefit in it for you.” (Surah Hajj)
  • “Neither the flesh (of the sacrificed animals) nor their blood reach Allah. But, it is your taqwa (piety and sincerity of heart) which reaches Him. Convey glad tidings to the sincere ones.” (Surah Hajj)
  • “Perform Salaat for your Rabb and sacrifice (animals).” (Surah Kauthar)
  • “Truly my prayer, my sacrifice, My life and death, are all for Allâh; the Rabb of the Worlds.”
  • Hadhrat Ayesha (radiallahu anha) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “During the days of Qurbaani there is no deed of man more loved by Allah Ta’ala than sacrificing of animals. On the Day of Qiyaamah the sacrificed animal will arise with its horns, hair and hoofs. Allah Ta’ala accepts the sacrificed animal before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore, render the Qurbaani wholeheartedly and happily.” (Ibn Majah, Tirmizi, Hakim)
  • Hadhrat Zaid bin Arqam (radiallahu anhu) narrates that the Sahaabah enquired from Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) about the Qurbaani practice. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “It is the way of your father, Ibraheem (alayhis salaam).” The Sahabah asked: “What will we acquire by it?” Rasullullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied: “A good deed (is recorded for you) in return for every hair (on its body).” The Sahaabah asked: “0 Rasulullah! If there is wool on the body?” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “A good deed in return for every strand (of wool on its body).” (Hakim, Ibn Majah)
  • Hadhrat Ali (radiallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said to Faatimah (radiallahu anha): “0 Faatimah! Get up and be present at your Qurbaani (when it is about to be slaughtered). All your sins are forgiven as the first drop of its blood reaches the earth. Remember that on the Day of Qurbaani its flesh and blood will be brought and after increasing it by seventy times, it will be placed in your Scale of good deeds.” Its flesh and blood will be brought and after increasing it by seventy times, it will be placed in your Scale of good deeds.” Hadhrat Abu Saeed (radiallahu anhu) asked: “0 Rasulullah! Is this reward exclusive for the Family of Muhammad? Truly, they deserve such great thawaab-or is this thawaab for all Muslims as well?” Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “For the Family of Muhammad as well as for all Muslims in general.” (Isbahaani)
  • Hadhrat Husain Ibn Ali (radiallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “The Qurbaani rendered wholeheartedly, happily and with sincerity of intention will on the Day of Qiyaamah be a shield against Jahannum for the sacrificer.” (Tibrani)
  • Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radiallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “He who is by the means but does not render the Qurbaani, should not come to our place of Eid Salaah.” (Targheeb)
  • Hadhrat Abu Talha (radiallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) sacrificed one sheep for himself and one sheep on behalf of his Ummah. In this regard Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “This Qurbaani is for the one in my Ummah who believes in me and who acknowledges me.” (Musali, Kabiri, Ausat)
  • Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radiallahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Fatten your animals (of sacrifice-feed them well), for they will be your mounts on the Siraat (the Bridge over Jahannum).” (Kanzul Ummaal)
  • There is nothing dearer to Allah during 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). Allah accepts the sacrifice before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart. (Tirmizi, Ibne Majah)
  • Hadhrat Husain bin Ali(radhiyallahu anhu) reported that Rasulullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said that: ” Whosoever sacrifices with sincerity and for virtue, will enjoy this sacrifice as the cause of safety from Jahannam.” (Tabraani)
  • Hadhrat Abdullah bin Abbas(radhiyallahu anhu) reported that Rasulullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said that: ” The best expenditure on the Day of Eid-ul-Adha is to spend one’s money in sacrifice.” (Tabraani, Isbahaani)
  • Hadhrat Ayesha(radhiyallahu anha) reported that Rasulullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said that: ” For every hair of sacrifice, one virtue is recorded.” (Tirmizi)

Source: Al Islaah Publications

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