Can a Muslim do Fariza-e-Qurbani on behalf of his deceased parents?

Qurbani is the graceful act every Muslim man and woman wants to perform on 10th of Zil-Hijjah. It is indeed pleasurable to know that the act of Qurbani is’farz’ upon every man and woman. Apart from this, Muslim can also perform Qurbani from behalf of their deceased parents. It will help in deletion of their sins before the emergence of the Day of Judgment when they would appear to be accountable in front of Allah (S.W.T.).
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Usually sadiqah-e-jariah, contribution in charity, recitation of the Quranic verses and ayaats are the acts one individual Muslim can perform so that his/her deceased father or mother would get benefit (Sawaab). But we are thankful to Allah (S.W.T.) that He made the instructions for Qurbani flexible enough that both alive and dead Muslims would earn Ajar-o-Sawaab by slaughtering their bought Halal animal to fulfill the purpose the Qurbani.
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Muslim son can carry out Qurbani on behalf of his expired parents. Muslim woman would have to follow the same instructions. If she is married then she has to ask his husband so that his husband would carry out Qurbani for her deceased parents. If he doesn’t allow her then she couldn’t perform this act. But if   is single or married and she earns money, if she wants to perform Sunnat-e-Ibrahimi for her parents then she is allowed to do so.

Among the months of Islamic calendar, the last month of Zil-Hijja is the most blessed of them. It is advised to recite specific aurado-wazaif and to offer ‘Nafl’ Namaz from the 1st of Zil-Hijja till 13th of the month. This should be kept in mind that ‘Fariza-e-Qurbani’ is only applicable to those Muslim brothers and sisters who have gone through the stage of Puberty.

It is especially advised to the Muslim Ummah to follow this act if they want their deceased beloved to receive bestowed blessings from Allah (S.W.T.) wherever they are after they had played their roles upon the stage of the world. Our beloved Prophet whom we also call as ‘Companion of Allah (S.W.T.)’ AND Hazrat Ismail has done a great of kindness towards humanity and Muslim Ummah.
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Eid-ul-Adha in the Gregorian calendar

Gregorian calendar is popularly known as the Western or the Christian calendar among the masses. It is popular because of its acceptance in mostly all parts of the world now. Though Eid-ul-Adha is an Islamic ritual celebration and for it the lunar calendar is followed however, it is the Gregorian calendar which goes by and by with a little difference amongst the two of them. As the Gregorian calendar works according to the solar system and is thus a solar calendar which is acknowledged more than the lunar calendar however, it is Muslims with whom the Islamic calendar has gain its populace.

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Lunar calendar which is the Islamic calendar is approximately eleven days shorter than the solar calendar. As the boundary from which the crescent visibility is differs decides for the dates that fall on the Gregorian calendar therefore, it is seen that even a single state celebrates Eid on different dates because of the moon if sighted at that place or not. So 2 to 4 Eid dates are observed at the Gregorian calendar each year. Particularly bringing Pakistan in the spotlight unfolds the different dates people of a state not as big as India observe two Eid days in its different provinces. This happens solely because of the crescent that has to be seen with one’s eyes and then the scholars and Ulema’s announce Eid day after collecting evidences for the sighted moon.

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Eid-ul-Adha is also known as the Grand Eid Celebration which really requires for a physical involvement in commemorating this event. Saudi Arabia is the main Islamic Centre for Muslims living anywhere in this huge globe, the festivity of Eid-ul-Adha comes there with a massive number of people who gather there to perform pilgrimage at the House of ALLAH. It is the last of all acts in Hajj which ends with the qurbani after the moon has been sighted and the Hajj performed. It is the same date i.e 10th of Zul-HIjjah every year Hajj is performed but is the Gregorian calendar whose dates are seen shifting. Most effectively it is the variation in dates which is of much interest to the public.
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Sharing in Sacrifice: Permissible or not

Sharing does not means to distribute your share of the animal’s meat with others, it also has a meaning that throws light on the share of the animal that is to be sacrificed and apportioned among people. Nowadays people cannot afford to purchase qurbani animal which is very expensive for the ones who want to follow this Sunnah but financial problems hinder their wish to be fulfilled as to please ALLAH Almighty.
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From the sunnah we are taught how an animal can be shared by many. Sheep, goat or ram constitutes just one share i.e no other person can add his share of money in buying it. However, for cow and camel it is seven people who can contribute and thus perform qurbani at the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. This method of adding one’s share in the animal which is to be slaughtered, benefits all from it whether some of them did not had the intention of qurbani and only wanted a share from the sacrificial animal’s meat. From many resources it has been traced down that in a sheep, goat or lamb our beloved Prophet Muhammad is not found to had let two people sharing one animal. Nevertheless, animals i.e cow and camel can permissibly uphold seven shares at a time. The seven members can be of the same family or else others can also be facilitated by this way in performing this sacred act as to commemorate Hazrat Ibrahim’s sacrifice of his most precious possession.
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It is a really great thing for people who in their hearts know of the importance and the reward that is promised by ALLAH when one sacrifices animal solely as to prove of his love and submission of will to HIM. Therefore, sharing in sacrifice is permissible and each one is opportune to perform qurbani by willingly and the budget that allows them to purchase an animal for this holy event.

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Other Types of Qurbani: Aqueeqa for a New Born Child

The Qurbani which is most famous and popular among the rest is the slaughter of animal at the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. However, there are other qurbani types too i.e Sadqa and Aqueeqa.

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Sadqa is given as to save the person from any calamity which can harm him or take away his/her life. In it animal or even some part of its meat can be distributed among the ones who are particularly nominated to be the ones who can eat the meat distributed as to fulfill the conventions for sadqa.

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On the other hand it is aqueeqa which is related to the new born child who is a blessing from ALLAH Almighty and thus Aqeeqa has to be performed as to free the Chile from impurities. It is also said that it makes the child obedient to his parents or inhibits the troubles or hardships that he will have to bear or pass through in his life. It has many explanations stated by great religious scholars. Most effectively it had been performed by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) on the birth of his grandsons Hassan and Hussain.

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It is actually the removal or shaving off the newborn’s head and distributing meat of an animal which is as elucidated by our Last Prophet. Hazrat Aisha (R.A) narrates that “The Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam instructed us to sacrifice two goats in favor of a boy and one goat in favor of a girl.”(TIRMIDHI). It is advised to perform the act of shaving off the child on the 7th day after his birth which can be simplified by putting it this way that if the child was born on Monday then on Sunday Aqueeqa is to be performed. And if it was Tuesday then Monday will be the day on which by name of the child the animal be it a sheep or goat which is healthy and qualifies for qurbani, it should not be weak or sick, and must be one year old or looks healthy enough to be sacrificed as passing off to be one year old.

Thus Aqueeqa if not possible for the guardians or the ones who will be responsible to look after the child are not to take loan or ask someone else to pay for his/her Aqueeqa. If they can then they should follow what our religion teaches and demands to perform specifically on the seventh day after the child opens his eyes in the real world around him.  

VIRTUES OF QURBANI

Qurbani is a sacrifice that is offered at the time of Eid-ul-Adha to show gratitude towards Allah and to provide for the poor and needy. Qurbani is a practice commanded by Almighty Allah (Quran 108:2):

 

‘So turn in prayer towards your Lord and sacrifice (animals).’

qThe above mentioned verse signifies that along with praying five times a day to the one and only Allah it is also mandatory if you meet the conditions set by Shariah to sacrifice a domestic animal on Eid-ul-Adha. There is no action dearer to Allah during Eid-ul-Adha than the sacrificing of animals. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart. Hazrat Muhammad [pbuh] explains Qurbani as the Sunnah (practice) of Hazrat Ibrahim [pbuh] and the person who sacrifices is reward for every hair or every fiber of the wool of the sacrificed animal.
When a person slaughters a Qurbani animal, he is forgiven at the fall of the first drop of blood, and verily, the animal shall be brought forward on the Day of judgment with its blood, meat etc, and shall be increased in weight seventy times more than its own weight, and thereafter it will be placed on the scale of deeds. Regarding virtues of Qurbani Allah further mentions in Qur’an 22:37 that

“It is neither their flesh nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him.”

 

charityThus devotion is important during sacrifice. Allah does not require the flesh, blood or meat of the sacrificed animal. It is our intentions that are accounted for when we sacrifice. Thus those who sacrifice should do it with a pure heart, free of malice and with the right intentions. The virtues of Qurbani are not only limited to spiritual benefits but physical benefits are also there. The organ of the sacrificed animal that you eat strengthens your own organs. Personal experience tells us that meat from the sacrificed animal is much healthier than the meat eaten on any ordinary day. You receive the blessings of the poor and needy when you distribute their share of the meat. While distribution among family and friends increases your bond towards them.
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