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.

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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.
Source by Pak Qurbani.

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.