Fatwa: # 43097
Category: Slaughter
Country: United States
Date: 29th July 2020


What is the Sunnah method of sacrificing?


What is the Sunnah method of sacrificing?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, it is not necessary to make the intention (niyah) of Qurbani with the tongue, it is necessary to say “Bismillahi Allahu Akbar” when slaughtering.

  • Use a sharp knife and slaughter the animal quickly so that it does not suffer.
  • Do not sharpen the knife in front of the animal.
  • After slaughtering, do not skin the animal before it becomes completely cold.
  • Do not slaughter one animal in the presence of another.

It is desirable (mustahab) for one who intends to perform Qurbani to refrain from cutting hair or clipping nails from 1st of Zul Hijjah to 10th of  Zul Hijjah, (i.e. until after Qurbani).[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Abdullah Syed Sajid

Student Darul Iftaa
Houston, TX, USA 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 الفتاوى الهندية (42/ 312) [1]

ويستحب أن يربط الأضحية قبل أيام النحر بأيام وأن يقلدها ويجللها وأن يسوقها إلى المنسك سوقا جميلا لا عنيفا ، وأن لا يجر برجلها إلى المذبح ، كذا في البدائع

وإذا ذبحها تصدق بجلالها وقلائدها ، كذا في السراجية ولو اشترى شاة للأضحية يكره أن يحلبها أو يجز صوفها فينتفع به ؛ لأنه عينها للقربة فلا يحل له الانتفاع بجزء من أجزائها قبل إقامة القربة بها


بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (5/ 79)

ويكره له ركوب الأضحية واستعمالها والحمل عليها، فإن فعل فلا شيء عليه إلا أن يكون نقصها ذلك فعليه أن يتصدق بنقصانها




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