One of the frequently asked questions about the Qurbani rules is regarding giving
Qurbani on behalf of the deceased
, a sacred duty performed yearly during the holy month of Dhul Hijjah.
Can Qurbani be given on behalf of the deceased?
Giving Qurbani on behalf of the deceased is permissible with certain restrictions, conditions, and guidelines.
Conditions for giving Qurbani for deceased:
- Qurbani is not performed only on behalf of the deceased. You can give Qurbani on behalf of the deceased by including it in your own Qurbani offering for yourself and your family.
- If the near deceased included their desire that a Qurbani be performed for them within their last will and testaments, known as wasiyah, then an able Muslim must complete this wish.
- It is permissible to voluntarily perform Qurbani on behalf of deceased parents who have passed away, although some scholars believe this cannot be separate from your own sacrifice.
Doing Qurbani for deceased parents
Giving Qurbani for deceased parents is permissible. The sacrifice should be performed with the intention of doing Qurbani for deceased parents. It can be combined with the Qurbani performed for one’s own family, as long as the intention is present.
Giving Qurbani on behalf of the deceased qualifies as a type of sadaqah jariyah for the deceased parents and loved ones.
Qurbani for a deceased family member
Similar to giving Qurbani for a deceased parent , giving Qurbani for a deceased family member is also permissible.
It must fulfil the conditions stated above, as giving Qurbani on behalf of deceased family members should be combined with your own sacrifice and not as a separate sacrifice.
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