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Can we offer sacrifice on behalf of dead?

My ? If the Qubani get accepted for dead person ?

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

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 by Jabir ibn Abdullah The Prophet (saws) sacrificed two horned rams which were white with black markings and had been castrated. When he made them face the qiblah, he said: “I have turned my face towards Him Who created the heavens and the earth, following Abraham's religion, the true in faith, and I am not one of the polytheists. My prayer, and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death are all for Allah, the Lord of the Universe, Who has no partner. That is what I was commanded to do, and I am one of the Muslims. O Allah it comes from Thee and is given to Thee from Muhammad and his Ummah. In the name of Allah, and Allah is Most Great. He then made sacrifice.” ABU-DAWOOD[Dawud :: Book 15 : Hadith 2789]

Dear sister, It is not from the Sunnah of the blessed prophet (pbuh) to single out the dead for offering a sacrifice on their behalf, because the Prophet (pbuh) never offered a sacrifice specifically on behalf of any of his deceased loved ones nor did his companions offered a sacrifice on behalf of any of their deceased loved ones.

However, It is deemed permissible when one offers sacrifice on behalf of dead as well as on behalf of the living, the basis of that is the fact that the Prophet (pbuh) offered the sacrifice on behalf of himself and the members of his family, some of whom had previously died.

It is also permissible, If the sacrifice is offered to fulfill the wish or vow of the dead. 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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