qurban meat

To your knowledge, sacrificial worship means slaughtering livestock on the feast of sacrifice (10 Dzulhijjah) and on the days of Tasyriq (11, 12 and 13 Dzulhijjah) with the intention of getting closer to Allah SWT.

The time of sacrificial worship will begin when the sun rises high on the feast of sacrifice itself. However, it is better if it is delayed a little until the sun rises and after the completion of the Eid prayers.

Qurban is an ibadah of the nature of maaliyah (property) that requires any Muslim individual to share part of their pleasure by slaughtering livestock such as cow, goat, sheep.

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Then, it has to be distributed to the less fortunate so that they can both enjoy eating meat at least once a year.

However, the question that has arisen recently on social media is about the issue of the actual law for the provision of sacrificial meat to non-Muslims.

In the situation of our multi-ethnic society and religious beliefs, there is often a dispute regarding the distribution of qurban meat to non-Muslims, is this allowed by Islamic law or not?

Can qurban meat be given to your non-Muslim friends?

qurban meat

According to the final opinion in the Syafi’iy mazhab that we hold in Malaysia, it is unlawful to give qurban meat or to non -Muslims.

This is because the worship of qurban is a Ta’abbudi form of worship that specializes its involvement to Muslims only such as Zakat.

Even so, according to Sahibus Samahah Mufti of the Federal Territory, Datuk Dr Zulkifli Al-Bakri, there are several other mazhab that require the giving of sacrificial meat to non-Muslims, as follows:

Although there are some opinions that allow the giving of sacrificial meat or aqiqah to non-Muslims, but this needs to be observed according to certain circumstances.

In practice, according to Ustaz Mohammad Hakimi Abdul Mutalib, the situation of sacrificial meat given to non-Muslims is when qurban is performed in the villages of new relatives from the Indigenous community.

Such as the Murut tribe in Sabah, where a few family members closest to those who have not yet embraced Islam.

Qurban meat cook in a gotong-royong manner

qurban meat

Usually, the qurban meat is not distributed as raw as distribution to Muslims but the meat will be cook in a gotong-royong manner to be served to the entire population.

 This is done so that they have the opportunity to approach and immerse themselves in the beauty of Islamic teachings that emphasize the concept of mercy to all human beings.

By doing this also can overcome any misunderstanding about the qurban ritual itself. Therefore, we recommend that the performers and participants of the sacrificial rituals consider the following solutions.

So that this matter does not become a polemic that can affect the harmony of social life between Muslims and non-Muslims.

Hopefully this short article is useful in unraveling this issue which should not be a matter of concern.

Because we have long lived shoulder to shoulder as Malaysians regardless of skin color, race or religion since before the independence of our country.

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