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My question is regarding qurbani, we always send money to India for the qurbani (myself, my husband, and two kids (8 and 3yrs).

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Assalamalaikum, my question is regarding qurbani, we always send money to India for the qurbani (myself, my husband, and two kids (8 and 3yrs). This year due to some confusion our qurbani was not given in India and by the time we realized this, it is past 3 eid days. I would like to know what can we do now? I am told that qurbani should be given within three days and now we are in a dilemma. Please tell us what we can do now? Thank you very much for your time and kind help on this matter. 

 

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Sacrifice later

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


 

Dear and Beloved brother in Islam, first and foremost, to offer sacrifice on the Day of Adha is absolutely obligatory only on those believers who are on the Hajj pilgrimage; thus for those not on the pilgrimage to offer sacrifice on the Day of Adha is a preferred Sunnah and thus voluntary. If one who is not on pilgrimage is unable to or does not wish to offer sacrifice for any reason, there is absolutely no sin upon him; the absolutely most that can be said is that the person missed a chance to earn huge rewards from Allah Subhanah.

 

Your Question: This year due to some confusion our qurbani was not given in India and by the time we realized this, it is past 3 eid days. I would like to know what can we do now?

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verses 36-37:

36 The sacrificial camels we have made for you as among the Symbols from Allah: in them is (much) good for you: then pronounce the name of Allah over them as they line up (for sacrifice): when they are down on their sides (after slaughter) eat ye thereof, and feed such as (beg not but) live in contentment, and such as beg with due humility: thus have we made animals subject to you that ye may be grateful.

37 It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah: it is your piety that reaches Him: He has thus made them subject to you that ye may glorify Allah for His guidance to you: and proclaim the Good News to all who do right.

 

Dear and beloved Brother in Islam, although it is preferred and a Sunnah to offer the sacrifice on the Day of Adha, if for some genuine reason one is unable to offer sacrifice on that blessed day there is absolutely no harm in offering the sacrifice as Sadaqa on any other day convenient to you..it is expected that the Lord Most Merciful will accept your intention and your piety and will not diminish your reward in the least, Insha Allah.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

Burhan


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