Time for Ud-hiyyah (Qurbani)

The days of Ud-hiyyah (Qurbani) are the tenth, eleventh and twelfth of Dhul Hijjah. The first day is better than the second, and the second is better than the last. After Hijrah, Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) himself performed Ud-hiyyah every year, never was it that the Nabi (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) offered the sacrifice before the 10th of Dhul Hijjah.
Sayyidinaa ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) relates: ‘Qurbani can be performed for up to two days after the day of ‘Eid.’ (Muwatta Imam Malik, p118)
Sayyidina Abu Hurairah (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) relates: ‘Qurbani is only for 3 days.’ (Muhalla Ibn Hazm, vol.7, p377)
Sayyidina Anas bin Malik (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) relates: ‘Qurbani can be performed for up to 2 days after the day of ‘Eid.’ (Muhalla Ibn Hazm, vol.7, p377)
If three days have passed and a person is unable to perform the sacrifice, he should give this
animal as Sadaqah to the poor as meat or distribute money to its value to the poor. (Fataawaa Shaami vol.5, p229)

In towns and cities where Jumu’ah and ‘Eid are performed, Qurbani is not permissible before the
‘Eid Salah’. If the Qurbani has been offered before the ‘Eid Salah,’ it will have to be repeated.

Therefore, the time for Qurbani commences after the ‘Eid Salah’ on 10th Dhul Hijjah until sunset
of the 12th Dhul Hijjah. (Badi’us Sana’i, vol.4, p198/ Kitabul Masail vol.2, p215)

Sayyidina Anas bin Malik (RadiyAllaahu ‘anhu) relates that the Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) stated: ‘Whosoever sacrifices his animal before the ‘Eid Salah should perform his sacrifice again.’ (Sahih Bukhari #5549/ Sunan Ibn Majah #2151)

Mufti Muhammad Yusuf Danka

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