Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Doing Udh-hiyyah abroad against the SUNNAH…and LEAVING the SUNNAH of eating from sacrifice- Sheikh Uthaymeen/Fawzan

الشيخ الفوزان يرد على الجمعيات الخيريةفي مشروع الأضحية
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
أيها المسلمون : الأضحية سنة مؤكدة في حق من يستطيعها تذبح في البيوت ويأكلون منها في بيوتهم ويهدون منها لجيرانهم ،ويتصدقون منها على من حولهم من الفقراء .
واما ما أحدثه بعض الناس من دفع ثمن الأضحية للجمعيات الخيرية لتذبح خارج البلد وبعيداً عن بيت المضحي ،فهذا خلاف السنة وهو تغيير للعبادة،فالواجب ترك هذا التصرف وأن تذبح الأضاحي في البيوت وفي بلد المضحي ،كما دلت عليه السنة ،وكما عليه عمل المسلمين من عهد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم حتى حصل هذا الإحداث فإني أخشى أن يكون بدعة،وقد قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم “من أحدث في أمرنا هذا ما ليس منه فهو رد”،وقال عليه الصلاة والسلام :”وإياكم ومحدثات الأمور ،فإن كل محدثة بدعة، وكل بدعة ضلالة”.
ومن أراد أن يتصدق على المحتاجين فباب الصدقة مفتوح ،ولا تغير العبادة عن وجهها الشرعي باسم الصدقة – أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم:((وما آتاكم الرسول فخذوه وما نهاكم عنه فانتهوا واتقوا الله إن الله شديد العقاب))
بارك الله لي ولكم في القرآن العظيم .
فضيلة الشيخ الدكتور صالح بن فوزان الفوزان عضو هيئة كبار العلماء ،وعضو اللجنة الدائمة للإفتاء،عضو مجمع الفقه الإسلامي مجلة الدعوة –العدد1878-في 27/11/1423.
Shaykh Fawzan:
O Muslims! Udh-hiyah is a stressed Sunnah for the one who is able to do it. It is slaughtered in the houses, they eat from it in their houses, give some of it to their neighbors, and give some of it as charity to those poor people around them.
As for what some of the people have invented, from paying the price of the udh-hiyah to charity organizations who slaughter (for them) outside of their city and far away from the house of the one offering the udh-hiyah, then this is against the Sunnah and changing an act of worship. So it is obligatory to leave this transaction and slaughter the udh-hiyahs in the houses and in the same city as the one offering the udh-hiyah, as is shown in the Sunnah and as has been the practice of the Muslims since the time of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) up until this invention has occurred. And I am afraid that it may be an innovation, and the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) had said, “Whoever introduces into our affair something that is not part of it, it is rejected.” And he (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said, “Be warned of newly invented matters, for verily every newly invented matter is an innovation, and every innovation is a straying.”
So whoever wants to give in charity to those in need, then the door of charity is wide open, but do not bring change to the correct Shar’ee way of an act of worship by calling it a sadaqah, I seek refuge in Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan, (( And what the Messenger gives you, then take it, and what he forbids you from, then cease doing it, and fear Allaah, verily Allaah is severe in punishment. )) [al-Hashr:7] May Allaah bless me and you by way of the great Qur’aan.
Shaykh Uthaymeen:
“…the sacrifice is a clearly defined worship, because if the intent behind the sacrifice was to benefit the people with the meat then the people would have bought meat and gave it away as charity on the day of the Eid. Rather, the most important thing is the sacrifice for Allaah the Mighty and Majestic, as Allaah the Exalted said,
‘It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allaah, but it is piety from you that reaches Him.’ (Sura Hajj verse 37) Then also, if you sent out money to another town for the sacrifice to be done for you then you have opposed the command of Allaah, because Allaah the Exalted said,
‘Then eat thereof and feed therewith the poor who have a very hard time.’ (Sura Hajj verse 28)
And so is it possible for you to eat from it when it was sacrificed in Somalia?…No! Then you have opposed the command of Allaah. And many of the Scholars have said, ‘Eating from the sacrifice is obligatory and the person will be sinning if he leaves it off’. And by this we know that the call to implore that money for the sacrifice is sent outside of the person’s town is a call that is not correct. And that it is not befitting for the people to partake in this, rather sacrifice at your houses and with your families and manifest the rites of Islaam in your town.
And whoever wants to benefit their brothers in the places where they are in need, then benefit them with money and with clothes and other than that. But as for a rite from the rites of Islam that we use to draw near to Allaah by sacrificing and eating from it, then it is never befitting for the people to forsake this.”
End of Sheikh’s speech. (Tape entitled the rites of Hajj side one)

Buying a “Sacrifice” via ..... to be Slaughtered Abroad for the Poor?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
It is a common practice for  Organisations to advertise and offer “sacrifices” to be done abroad and distributed to the poor in exchange for a fee to cover the costs of the slaughtering. Many individuals who desire to sacrifice engage in this activity and perhaps find a greater degree of ease in simply buying a “sacrifice” from a Charity who will slaughter on their behalf abroad for the poor.
The following is the fatwa of Shaikh al-Fawzan on this issue:
Q: “A fatwa has spread from you in recent times that paying money to  Organisations for the slaughtering [to be done on your behalf] is against the Sunnah? What’s your opinion on this oh Shaikh?”
A: “Yes I say this now, The legislated sacrifice is done in the household [i.e. by the by person himself in his country], the household of the one slaughtering, amongst his children, and amongst his neighbours, the one slaughtering eats from it, him and his children, and they give it in charity [distribute it] and give it as a gift…so they are to be slaughtered in the houses, in the houses of the muslims [i.e. done yourselves and not abroad] so that the household obtains its benefits, apparent and concealed.
However if it slaughtered in some other place [abroad] then these distinctions that the slaughtering was prescribed for are lost; as for an individual who wishes to give it in charity [i.e. those who may claim that the poor will benefit from the sacrifice abroad more than us, which may be true] then give in charity generally [i.e. send money abroad to them in any case any time] – as for the specific acts of worship then they are to remain as they have been prescribed. Indeed the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم would sacrifice in his household, and the companions would sacrifice in their households and they never sent money outside or abroad for animals to be bought and slaughtered there, since that causes the benefits of slaughtering to be forfitted, so indeed it is a rite of Islam [prescribed in a particular way to be done].
[vis Sahab]
This should clarify the affair; for indeed many are always confused as to why it is better to do it yourselves in your locations rather than send to the poor abroad, the Shaikh clarifies it is an Islamic Rite prescribed to be done yourselves and not abroad, as for the poor abroad then no-one has prevented you from aiding them and being charitable since you are free to send whatever amount of money and food as you wish abroad at whatever time – ‘Eid or otherwise -, however the rite of islam in terms of the slaughtering is not to be specified, that is to be done yourselves and distributed within family and neighbours etc

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