The Sacrifice

Then he comes to the place of sacrifice in Mina and sacrifices his animal - and that is the Sunnah.

However, it is permissible for him to slaughter in any other part of Mina or Mecca as the Prophet said: I have slaughtered here and all of Mina is a place for slaughtering, and all of the mountain pass approaches, so slaughter on your place of stopping. [77]

And the Sunnah is to do the dhabh (slaughter by a horizontal cut through the throat) or Nahr (slaughter by a vertical movement of the spear to the lower part of the throat) with own hand if possible, and if not, then to depute someone else to do it.

And he should make the animal face the Qiblah when slaughtering [78], making it lie down on its left side and putting his right foot upon its right side. [79]

As for the camel then he should slaughter it by means of Nahr.. while it is standing having its left leg tied, standing on its others [80] with its face towards the Qiblah. [81]

And he says when slaughtering: Bismillahi Wallahu Akbar Al-Lahumma Inna Hadha Minka Wa Laka [82] Al Lahumma Taqabbal Minni [83] (In the name of Allah and Allah is greater. O Allah this is from You and for You. O Allah accept it from me.)

And the time for slaughter is the four days of Eid Yawm an-Nahr, and that is called Yawm al-Hajj al-Akbar' (Day of the greatest Hajj) [84] and the three days of Tashriq, as the Prophet said: All the days of Tashriq are for sacrifice. [85]

And he may eat from the meat of his sacrificial animal and take some back with him to his land as the Prophet did.

And he should give some it to feed the poor and the needy as Allah says: [86]

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 side (after slaughter), eat ye thereof, and feed such as (beg not you) live in contentment and such as beg with due humility.


[Noble Quran 22:36]



And seven people may share in one camel or cow.

And he who cannot afford a sacrificial animal should fast three days in Hajj and seven when he returns to his family.

And he may fast the three days of Tashriq according to the hadith of Aa'ishah and Ibn Umar - may Allah be pleased with them - who said: No permission was given for us to fast the days of Tashriq except for those who could not afford a sacrificial animal. [87]

Then he shaves all of his hair off or shortens it. - and the first is better as the Prophet said: O Allah have mercy on those who save their heads. They (the people) said And those who shorten their O prophet of Allah.' He said: O Allah have mercy on those who save their heads. They said: And those who shorten their hair O prophet of Allah' He added on the fourth time: And those who shorten their hair [88]

And the Sunnah is for the barber to begin with the right side of the head as occurs in the hadith of Anas. [89]

And shaving the hair is just the for men and not for the women - they have to shorten only as the Prophet said: There is no shaving of the hair for women, verily upon women is shortening of the hair. [90]. So she should together her hair and shorten it by the length of a finger-joint. [91]

And it is Sunnah for the Imam to give a khutbah on the Day of Sacrifice in Mina [92] between the Jamarat [93] in the forenoon [94] to teach the people to rites of Hajj. [95]

Tawaf ul Ifadah

The he goes off that day to the House and makes Tawaf - seven times around - as has preceeded in the Tawaf of arrival - except that he does not wear ihram under his right shoulder - nor does he perform ramal in this Tawaf.

And it is from the Sunnah to pray two rak'ahs behind the Station of Ibrahim - as Az-Zuhri [96] said, and Ibn Umar did so [97], and said: For every seven times around there are two rak'ahs. [98]

Then he walks and runs between Safa and Marwah as before - except for one doing Hajj of Qiran or Ifrad - the first sa'i being enough for them.

And after this tawaf everything again becomes lawful for him that became unlawful due to ihram - even the woman (sexual intercourse).

And he prays Dhuhr at Mecca, and Ibn Umar says: At Mina. [99]

And he comes to Zamzam and drinks from it.



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