Offering udhiyah (sacrifice) during `Eid Al-Adha is regarded as wajib or mandatory according to Imam Abu Hanifah and as sunnah mu'akkadah or confirmed Sunnah according to other jurists.
All those people who have the nisab (payable amount) of zakah should offer a sacrifice. The time for offering a sacrifice begins after the `Eid Al-Adha prayer.
The first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah have been singled out especially for great merits and excellences like no other days in the Islamic calendar. Allah in His infinite wisdom and mercy has chosen to dispense infinite spiritual blessing and rewards. Thanks to the high status these days enjoy, Allah has made them worthy of making an oath by them, when He says (By the Daybreak, by the Ten Nights) (Al-Fajr 89:1–2).
According to some Qur’an commentators or mufassirun, the ten nights mentioned here are none other than the first ten nights of Dhul-Hijjah; others, however, hold the view that these nights specifically refer to the last ten nights of Ramadan.
Dear sheikh, how many times can you do Istikharah Prayer? I mean once week or daily and which time is the best for this prayer? Should one pray all five times or it doesn't matter?
Jazaka Allah Khayran
The month of Rajab is one of the sacred months and there are many important events in Islamic history that took place in the month of Rajab, such as the Night Journey and Ascension (Israa’ and Mi`raj), the Battle of Tabuk, and the liberation of Al-Aqsa Mosque from the crusaders at the hands of Salah Ad-Din Al-Ayyubi.
The merit of Rajab is like the merit of the rest of the other sacred months. Allah Almighty says: (Lo! the number of the months with Allah is twelve months by Allah’s ordinance in the day that He created the heavens and the earth. Four of them are sacred: that is the right religion. So wrong not yourselves in them) (At-Tawbah 9: 36).
What is the Islamic view about cremation?
In Islam, funeral rites and practices have been prescribed by revealed law, in accordance with the dictates of Allah. According to revealed law, beginning from the time of Prophet Adam until the last Prophet, Muhammad, peace be upon them all, burying the dead has been the prescribed method of conveying the deceased to their graves. We have no mention anywhere that cremation was acceptable in any of the previous dispensations from God.
Is it true that it is preferred ( mustahab) to delay the Isha prayer until midnight and that the prophet (pbuh ) would do so sometimes ?If this is so, then what are the conditions that make it permissible to do so, so that it wouldn’t be considered an act laziness or procrastination on my part?
Is it permissible for the Hajj organizer to make profit from the Hajj tour; if permissible, is there a limit for the percentage of profit? What is your advice? I look forward to hearing from you. May Allah (SW) bless you and give you rewards in this world and Hereafter. Ameen.