Srinagar – With various organisations offering to undertake the ritual Eid-ul-Azha sacrifice on behalf of clients in lieu of monetary consideration, the grand mufti of Kashmir, Mufti Basheeruddin Ahmad, on Tuesday ruled against the practice, saying that Muslims were duty-bound to perform Qurbani personally and in their presence at home.
Upholding a decree by ulama circles, the Mufti cited Prophet Muhammads (pbuh)s advice to his daughter Hazrat Fatima (SA) that this obligation should carried out in her presence.
When Hazrat Fatima (SA) asked whether this order applied only to her household, the Prophet (pbuh) replied that it was binding on all Muslims, the Mufti said.
It is not correct to violate this Prophetic injunction and render ones sacrifice void, he said. The pandemic (of outsourcing) qurbani must be effectively checked, he said.
The flesh of the sacrificial animal must be divided into three parts; one for your family, one for your friends and relatives, and one for the poor and the needy, the Mufti, quoting the Prophet (pbuh), said. (Observer News Service)
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