Soldier of Allah 

Offering types

Redemption
Committing harm, wearing prohibited clothes, or applying perfume:
One is to choose from three things, as follows:
* To fast three days.
* To feed six indigent persons, giving six Sa`s (an amount of grains) to each one.
* To slaughter a ewe, since Allah the Almighty says, "If any of you is ill,or has an ailment in his scalp, (necessitating shaving), (he should) in compensation either fast, or feed the poor, or offer sacrifice."

Killing a Matched Wild Game:
A killer of a matched wild game is offered a choice either to offer its like in a domesticated animal, or evaluate its like in dirhams for providing food for indigent persons giving a Mud to each one or to fast a day for each Mudd as an expiation for killing the game.

Killing a Matchless Wild Game:
A killer of a matchless wild game is offered a choice either to feed indigent persons or to fast.
Having flirtatious touches with one's wife without having intercourse:
In this case , the redemption is exactly as the one for committing harm.

Having intercourse:
* Before the first removal of Ihram:
The redemption is to slaughter a she-cammel or cow. In case he can not afford it, he is to fast three days during the time of Hajj and seven on his return.
* After the first removal of Ihram:
The redemption is exactly as that for committing harm.


The Offering
It is the animal slaughtered and dedicated to the Sacred House as a devotional act.


Voluntary Offering
Definition:

It is an animal, free of defects, offered at the Sacred House as a devotion to the Almighty Allah.

Evidence:

The Prophet (peace be upon him) offered one hundred she-camels during his Hajj.On another occasion, he offered sheep.

Rule:

Voluntary Offering is preferable for the one who performs Ifrad Hajj and the performer of `Umrah. It is also preferable for them to eat from the offering. This is based on the hadith: The Prophet (peace be upon him) ordered that a piece from each slaughered camel be cooked and he ate from it and drank of its broth. It is permitted for one not on Hajj to send an offering to Mecca in order to be slaughtered as an act of devotion to the Almighty Allah.

Place of Sacrifice:
The Sanctuary.

Kinds:
A five-year-old she-camel, a two-year-old cow or a six-month-old sheep.


Tamattu` Offering

Definition:
It is an animal, free of defects, offered at the Sacred House as a devotion to the Almighty Allah.

Evidence:
The Almighty Allah says, "If anyone wishes to continue the `Umrah on to the Hajj, he must make an offering, such as he can afford." If one couldn't afford to make an offering, he should fast three days during Hajj and seven days on his return, in accordance with the Almighty Allah's order, "But if he can not afford it, he should fast three days during the Hajj and seven days on his return."

Place of Sacrifice:
There is no place other than the Sanctuary. The offering is to be distributed among the poor and penniless therein. Also, it is permissible to distribute the offering among the poor Muslims in general.


Ihsar [Prevention] Offering

Definition:
It is an animal, free of defects, offered at the Sacred House as a devotion to the Almighty Allah.

Evidence:
Its legal evidence is the Qura'nic verse, "But if ye are prevented (from completing it), send an offering for sacrifice, such as ye may find."

Rule:
It is obligatory for the one who has been prevented from completing his Hajj and was forced to remove his Ihram before fulfilling his rituals.

Place of Sacrifice:
Sacrifice should be offered in the place where one has been prevented from going to the Sacred Mosque.
Kinds:
One -seventh of a she-camel or cow, or a full sheep.


The Sacrificial Animal

Definition:
It is the animal, whether a camel, cow, or sheep, being slaughtered as a devotional act.

Slaughtering Time:
It begins immediately after performing the Feast Prayer on the Day of Sacrifice the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah.

Rule:
It is a stressed Sunnah, since Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "No devotional act performed on the Day of Sacrifice is dearer to Allah than letting (the animals') blood flow. On the Day of Judgment, their horns, hoofs and hair certainly will be brought (as witnesses). Allah accepts the blood even before it drops on the ground. Thus, purify yourselves thereof."
It was ordained by Islam in the second year of Hijrah. "Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) sacrificed with his own hands two horned rams which were white with black markings reciting the name of Allah and glorifying Him (saying Allah-u-akbar). He placed his foot on their sides (while sacrificing)."

Kinds:
A five-year-old camel, a two-year-old cow, or a six-month-old sheep. Seven people may share sacrificing a camel or a cow.

Distribution:
It is permissible for the one who offers sacrifice to eat one-third, give the second third as a present, and the rest as charity. It will do no harm if he eats more, but in case he eats it all, he will be required to offer the minimum part of it that will serve for charity.

Slaughter:
The prophet (peace be upon him) would glorify Allah the Almighty, saying "Allah-u- akbar" [Allah is the Greatest] after pronouncing Tasmiah (saying, 'In the name Of Allah'), and offer peace and prayer for the Prophet; then say, "O, Allah! This is from You and for You, I beg You to accept this from me."



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