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Qurbani on behalf of myself or my parents?

Salaam brother i am 20 years old I wanted to ask my dad did qurbaani on my name but he didnt do his own qurbaani with it or my mums since they are the elders of the family. Would it have been accepted by Allah because in a jumaah khutbah the imam said that you the elder of the family has to do his qurbaani every year if he wants to do someone else say like my then need to do 2 qurbaani. So just in case I have done qurbaani on my mums name to this yr. But for future could you tell me if my parents do qurbaani on my name do they have to do one on there's to to it to be accepted or just on my name is ok.


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Dear brother, there is indeed a difference of opinion regarding the qurbani on the days of eid. The majority of scholars are of opinion that it is sunnah muakkadah (confirmed sunnah) And some like abu hanifah, were of the view that it is obligatory.

Thus according to the majority of the scholars, it is preferred sunnah to offer qurbani on the days of eid for those who are not performing hajj. So if one offers the qurbani, one will be eligible for the great reward from ones lord. But there is no harm, if for any reason one is not able to perform it.

Narrated by Aisha Allah's Messenger (saws) commanded that a ram with black legs, black belly and black (circles) round the eyes should be brought to him, so that he should sacrifice it. He (saws) said to Aisha: “Give me the large knife”, and then said: “Sharpen it on a stone.” She did that. He (saws) then took it (the knife) and then the ram; he placed it on the ground and then sacrificed it, saying: “In the name of Allah, O Allah, accept (this sacrifice) on behalf of Muhammad, and the family of Muhammad, and the Ummah of Muhammad". SAHIH MUSLIM[Muslim :: Book 22 : Hadith 4845]

Narrated 'Ata bin Yasar: "I asked Abu Abyub [Al-Ansari] how the slaughtering was done during the time of the Messenger of Allah (pbuh). He said: 'A man would sacrifice a sheep for himself and the people in his household. They would eat from it and feed others, until the people (later) would boast about it and it became as you see now." Jami` at-Tirmidhi [Vol. 1, Book 17, Hadith 1505]

Thus if a believer sacrifices a single animal (like sheep) on behalf of himself and his family , that would suffice for everyone he has indented for.

Dear brother, you don’t need to sacrifice separate animals on behalf of each of your family member, you can sacrifice just one animal and sacrifice it on behalf of the whole family. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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