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In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful > Eid > 38 questions  


  • Is sacrifice of animal in Dhu’l’Hijjah (10, 11 & 12) is compulsory of those people who are paying Zakah on their wealth?. 2004-09-30
  • Is it recommended to offer animal sacrifice on behalf of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.s? Can we offer animal sacrifice on behalf of our deceased relatives? Can we do 1 sacrifice on behalf of all deceased? 2004-05-03
  • Isn’t it essential that we must celebrate and be happy on the birthday of our Beloved Prophet (saw)? 2004-04-29
  • Assalamwalaikum Eid salaat is waajib, so why do pilgrams not perform the Eid -ul Adha salaat during Haj? Jazakallah 2004-02-14
  • If we send our money to do qurbani in India and eid falls a day before our eid here in Barbados would our qurbani be valid or not? 2003-12-11
  • Whats the correct way to celebrate Eid? 2003-12-05
  • Bossa (Kiss) our parents and elders hands on eid or big days as a sign of respect? 2003-11-05
  • Please quote the reward for Praying Salaat-ul-Eid from Ahadith. Also, is this Salaat Fard or Nafl? 2003-05-20
  • Question Concerning this Upcoming Eid Al Adha. Who should we follow if the local scholars are split in opinion? Details in Question. 2003-02-19
  • What is the shariah ruling into cutting of nails/hair 10 days before Eid,and is this binding on person doing the physical slaughtering or in person's name of sacrifice(if alive) ? 2003-01-26
  • Can I give Qurbani? My parents did not give any Haqeeqaa for me in my childhood... 2003-01-24
  • On the day of eid, did the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi Wasalam wear new clothes, or the best of his old clothes? 2002-12-02
  • If a person missed one or both Rakaats of Salaat-ul-Eid, how does he make up (assuming he joined the Salaat just before it was over)? Does he need to perform the additional Takbirs? 2002-05-30
  • Can one pray the Ishraaq or Chasht Salaats on the Day of Eid (before the Eid prayer)? How about to make up the missed Fajr Salaat? 2002-05-28
  • If Jumah coincides with Eid is it still obligatory to perform Jumah ? 2002-05-28
  • 1.) What is the importance of the ‘Day of Arafaat’, for people who are not in Hajj, and how should they observe it? 2. Should it be observed on the same day as in Makkah, or per the local calendar? 2002-03-20
  • Qurbani... a ritual to be performed 2002-03-20
  • When should we slaugther the animal? 2002-03-20
  • Regarding Qurbani (Sacrifice) 2002-03-12
  • in All united states eid is on saturday but in our state since there are lot of Arabs they announced eid on friday.what should we do.please reply soon. 2002-03-04
  • Is there a restriction on shaving or cutting of hair (head, facial, or pubic), and clipping of nails, during any part of the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah (Zilhij)? 2002-03-04
  • Shaving & cutting hair? 2002-02-15
  • reguarding qurbaani and haqeekah 2002-02-09
  • On whom is Qurbaani (animal sacrifice) on Eid-ul-Adha Fard (obligatory)? What are the different ways to offer Qurbaani? 2002-01-31
  • Can we offer Qurbaani (animal sacrifice) on the day of Eid-ul-Adha on behalf of our deceased relatives or ancestors? 2002-01-29
  • Is their special significance of the night b4 the Day of Eid? Can we decorate (lights, etc.) our houses and the Masjids for Eid? 2002-01-28
  • In countries like Srilanka & India we start our fasting oneday later than the middle-eastern countries. 2002-01-08
  • Please explain in detail the virtues of performing Ibadat on Inaam-Raat (the night before the Day of Eid – 1st night of Shawwal). 2001-12-13
  • On Eid day, do we have to pray Zuhr Salaat? 2001-06-30
  • Can we in South Africa keep Eid ul Adha with Makkah,or must we follow the our lunar calender as observed in Cape Town. 2001-06-09
  • At the time of Qurbaani is it permissible to let the blood of the slaughtered animals into the drains? 2001-05-16
  • Please tell me that how many extra takbirs are performed during the Eid Prayer, also tell that is there any difference of Eid-ul-Fitre and Eid-ul-Zuha prayers. 2001-03-15
  • Why do we not celebrate Eid the same day as Makkah. All other countries follow Saudi Arabia.What is the reasoning behind this? 2001-03-14
  • Is it permissible for a girl to do aerobics or to dance on a national songs ? 2001-02-22
  • Kindly provide us with a list of those animals that are prohibited for sacrifice during Eid-ul-Adhaa. 2001-01-30
  • Upon whom is Qurbani (sacrificing an animal) compulsory? 2001-01-30
  • What is the Shar'ee ruling of having one's Qurbaani (sacrificial animal) done in a foreign country? 2001-01-30
  • Is it permissible to stun an animal before slaughtering? 2001-01-30

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