The moment of celebrating Eid Al-Adha is approaching, as Muslims rush to perform the Sunnah of sacrifice for the sake of God and His obedience. Believers abide by the conditions of the sacrifice on Eid al-Adha, from the selection of the sacrifice until the stage of slaughter and the distribution of meat to family, relatives and the needy. With this great importance, many are preoccupied with wondering about the conditions of the sacrifice on Eid al-Adha, and is there a difference between men and women in that? Know these important conditions and prepare to implement them correctly.

1- Intention:

One of the conditions for the sacrifice on Eid al-Adha is to specify the intention of the sacrifice, because the slaughter may be for meat, and it may be for the sake of worship, and the intention must be for the sake of worship and obedience to God, according to the saying of the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him and his family: “Actions are but by intentions, and for each person is what he intended.”

2- Islam:

The sacrifice is valid from every free Muslim, and it is not valid from others.

3- Puberty:

The victim must be an adult.

4- Financial ability:

Financial ability is a condition of the sacrifice on Eid al-Adha, and it is waived from the slave but not the free, because he does not have anything, and the ability intended here is to possess the quorum in excess of his daily needs.

5- Not needing:

One of the conditions of the sacrifice on Eid al-Adha is not to be a pilgrim; As the Sunnah for the pilgrim is the gift, not the sacrifice.

6- Accommodation:

The majority of jurists stipulated the sacrifice on the traveler as a resident, while the Hanafis singled out its fall on the traveler, so it is not obligatory for him, that is, they stipulated that the person be a resident; The reason why it is not obligatory for the traveler according to them is that it is difficult for the traveler to collect the reasons for the sacrifice.

One of the conditions of the sacrifice on Eid al-Adha remains his readiness, if he intends to establish the confirmed Sunnah of the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, by following the list of musts and prohibitions to complete the following:

The jurists defined the following conditions for the sacrifice in order for the sacrifice to be valid and acceptable according to Sharia:

  • The sacrificer should not remove any of his hair or nails from the beginning of the ten days of Dhu al-Hijjah until the slaughter is complete.
  • It is forbidden for the sacrificer to sell any part of the sacrifice, even its hair and nails.
  • It is forbidden to give the person who slaughtered a part of it as a reward for his work, but it is permissible to give it as a gift or charity.
  • The sacrifice is slaughtered from sunrise on the first day of Eid al-Adha (the tenth of Dhu al-Hijjah), and sunset on the last days of al-Tashreeq (the thirteenth of Dhu al-Hijjah).
  • The person offering the sacrifice must eat from his sacrifice, give it as a gift to relatives, give it in alms to the poor, and store some of it.
  • It is also necessary to name the sacrifice when slaughtering.
  • When slaughtering, the blood must flow from the carcass, that is, it should come down strongly and forcefully.
  • The slaughterer must be of sound mind.
  • It is also desirable for the slaughterer to receive the qiblah, and he must treat the sacrifice well and offer it water.
  • He avoids seeing the sacrificial knife.
  • And to comfort her after the slaughter.
  • It is also desirable when slaughtering the takbeer after saying the name, mentioning the name of the one who was slaughtered, and supplicating God Almighty with acceptance.

And by following the conditions of the sacrifice on Eid al-Adha, the Muslim will have performed one of the most beloved deeds to God, with which the servant is generous to his family, the poor and the needy.

Are you ready now to perform the sacrifice on Eid al-Adha and meet the conditions of the sacrifice?!