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.
Source by Pak Qurbani.

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.
Source by Pak Qurbani.

Division of the meat and what it Entails

The Significance of Division of Meat on Eid-ul-Adha

Division of Meat on Eid-ul-AdhaWith the last month of the Islamic month comes one of the two holiest events that are Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha. The auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Adha is synonyms with the meat of cows, bulls and other sacrificial animals in Pakistan. As the slaughter of animals in such a huge quantity is done, the abundance of meat is obvious. Most of the meat is distributed among the poor and needy people who can’t afford the meat during any part of the year because of the exorbitant prices across the country.

People from all walks of life and regardless of their social status and class participate whole heartedly in distributing meat to the poor people. The meat is divided among the needy people chiefly by wealthy and affluent people in their homes as dozens of sacrificial animals are slaughtered there. They distribute meat in large quantities and no one leaves empty handed from their houses.

Role of NGOs in Division of Meat

Role of NGOs in Division of MeatThere are several Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) all over the country which helps too in distribution and division of meat in a systematic form. They achieve this feat through donations which they collect from Pakistan and from people who send their donation from all over the world. Pakistanis residing in the Gulf countries, U.K and the USA send the bulk of amount. Even after the animals are sacrificed, the skins of these animals are a vital source of income for these NGOs as well as many local mosques, religious institute, etc collecting these from people to sell them to factories who convert it into leather.

The Responsibility of Government  

All the distribution and division of meat from Qurbani is done from the private sector and from the ordinary people on their own. There is no mechanism from the government side to facilitate the poor and needy people so that they can also celebrate this festive occasion with joy. Even there is no checking mechanism from the government regarding the prices of the animals that are bought by people for the purpose of sacrifice. This is also a big factor why many people who otherwise will also take part in the process of sacrifice are left with no choice but to rely on the meat distributed by affluent and wealthy people.

So it is clear from the discussion above that the division of meat is not done in a systematic manner and so this entails a clear message that this should be done so that the poor and needy people would also enjoy this occasion.

Qurbani: Human Rights and Vegetarian Perspective

Eid-ul-Adha commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s [pbuh] unconditional submission to the Allah. He [pbuh] was willing to sacrifice his son Ismail [pbuh] after God commanded him [pbuh] to do so in a dream. Moments before Ibrahim [pbuh] could sacrifice Ismail [pbuh], Allah sent down a lamb in his place. The act of Qurbani symbolizes one’s willingness to submit to Allah’s will, to make self-sacrifice, even if it doesn’t correspond to our personal rulebook.

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But animal rights activists are unable to understand this. They’re campaigning for ritual sacrifices to be banned and point to animal rights abuses that occur under the disguise of religion. While Muslim scholars dismiss this as anti-Islamic propaganda some site it as a legitimate concern. At some point Australia stopped exporting cattle to Egypt ahead of the Eid-ul-Adha, citing video footage of animal cruelty. This included sheep being strapped to the roofs of cars, dumped into trunks for transporting and mass slaughtered on the streets in plain sight of other animals queuing to be killed. Such practices are violation of the Islamic laws of sacrificing—quickly, with minimum pain and out of sight of other animals.

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In many Muslim countries, ritual animal sacrifices are permitted as a hands-on experience of Eid. But for Muslims who are vegetarian, the sacrifice is hardly acceptable. For some people it’s challenging having to reconcile religious duty with personal choice. Thus as an alternative they give money to a charitable organization which performs the sacrifice on their behalf. Similar concerns about the inhumane treatment of animals and belief in the sanctity of all life have prompted some Muslims to adopt a vegetarian diet. They don’t view slaughtering as obligatory and prefer to demonstrate their faith in other ways like distribute money or food packages to the poor on their behalf. Others who have become vegetarian for health and moral reasons voice that even though they do not practice this ritual there are lots of things they do practice in Islam.

Irrespective what rights activists or vegetarians say, Qurbani is obligatory for Muslims adults if they meet the conditions laid down by Allah.

Online Qurbani – a pathway to Charity as well

Muslims all over the world want to sacrifice animal at the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha as to celebrate the Sunnah of our Prophet (P.B.U.H). However, some feel the urge to distribute meat of the qurbani animal as to please ALLAH and in making the destitute and downtrodden beings happy at this event.

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People who very much want to share their qurbani meat with the poor ones can now easily be benefited by the online qurbani whereby registering their qurbani at a trustworthy site which will enable them to enjoy Eid peacefully at their homes without ever worrying about the animal, its slaughtering expense, the hygienic and healthy way of cutting the animal’s meat etc. All this will be the responsibility of the website owners and employees to satisfy their customer’s needs and requirements and following them according to the way they like it to be conducted. These sites send the qurbani meat to such welfare organizations where sufferers of poverty are treated well, and this act is only executed either when the customer does not pick up qurbani meat or else he had simply instructed them to deliver the meat to such institutions.

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In this way the desire of Muslims to feed the poverty stricken half our society can be easily fulfilled and no stress will be for you to deal with. In a way you can now make your Eid a safe, healthy and contented one for you and particularly for others as well by the inception of such websites in the online business. Moreover, if Muslims try looking at the other side of the coin too then it is apparent that for whose gratification Muslims strive all their lives i.e. ALLAH, HE will also be appreciative of this human act in which the poor are also made equal partners to share, eat and express their joy for HIS blessings at this holy and sacred event.

Online Purchase of Qurbani Animals: Changing Trends in Challenging Times

Innovations in the online market or rather if we say; Experiments conducted to upgrade the popularity of online business have brought a great deal of customers to this mode. For instance, the purchase of sacrificial (Qurbani) animal has gained popularity as it is found to be the most convenient way of buying an animal for the ceremonious day of Eid-ul-Adha.

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Benefits of an Online purchase, when weighed with that of the strain one has to take in going to the animal markets, spending countless exhausting hours, bargaining for the one you have finally chosen and then taking the trouble of loading the animal to bring it home, proves comfortable, quick and may be effortless too (if you find an animal that fits your financial range from the very first website that you survey). The animals being sold on the online forums are though expensive however, it is worth that price because it saves your time, fuel expense, energy and the stressful wandering that you would have to do for it. There are even some websites that provide you the complete on whole details of the animals with their display pictures on their WebPages, such as its weight, age, teeth etc.  Moreover, if customers want to see the animal for themselves i.e. the farms where these animals are being brought up or fed at then they are also provided with the opportunity to look and decide as it is a very sacred matter and the website owners want to maintain their position as the most trusted one in the business of Online Qurbani.

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The guarantee which any buyer anticipates in an online dealer is the guarantee of the animal’s health and the assurance that the one they have chosen, only that would be delivered at their place. If trust and proper governance will be put in the online market then this can facilitate a lot who are eager to take advantage from this medium and save time for themselves.