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The Mawlid Papers Part 25 – Eating the meat of a sacrificial animal slaughtered on the occasion of the Mawlid – Lajnah Daimah.

Question: 

“Is it permissible to eat from the meat slaughtered in commemoration of the Mawlid (the Prophet’s birthday) or any other birth anniversary?”

Answer: 

“Sacrificing animals on the occasion of commemorating the birth of a prophet or a Waliy (pious person) to glorify them is judged as sacrificing an animal to other than Allah, which is Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship). Therefore, it is not permissible to eat from these animals. It is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:  “Allah has cursed the one who slaughters (a sacrifice) to other than Allah.”[1]

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.”

[1] Muslim, Sahih, Book on sacrifices, no. 1978; Al-Nasa’y, Sunan, Book on sacrifices, no. 4422; and Ahmad, Musnad, vol. 1, p. 118.

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin ‘Abdullaah bin Baaz
Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaq al-‘Afeefee
Shaykh ‘Abdullah al-Ghudayyaan

Source: www.alifta.net – The First question of Fatwa no. 10685.

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6 comments

  1. How is it shirk? ??when the person slaughtering have mentioned the name of Allah swt before slaughtering it

    • i think you may need to read up on this issue. just by mentioning Allah names does not make it correct. a person can mentions Allahs name and say he is offering the sacrifice for guru nanak. which is shirk as it is being slaughtered for other than Allah

  2. Assalamualaikum warahmatulahi wabarkatahu. .how ist shirk when the person slaughtering yhe meat have mentioned the name of Allah swt on it

    • i think you may need to read up on this issue. just by mentioning Allah names does not make it correct. a person can mentions Allahs name and say he is offering the sacrifice for guru nanak. which is shirk as it is being slaughtered for other than Allah

  3. Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked the following question in Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (9/74):

    What is the ruling on meat that is slaughtered for the Mawlid?

    He (may Allaah have mercy on him) replied:

    If it is slaughtered (as a sacrifice) to the one whose birthday is being celebrated, then it is major shirk, but it is slaughtered just to be eaten, there is nothing wrong with that. But it should not be eaten, and the Muslim should not attend (the feast), so as to denounce them in word and in deed, unless he attends in order to denounce them without joining them in eating or anything else. End quote.

    • please read this again it says major Shirk is slaughtered to the one whose birthday it is. the ruling that is applied is the same.

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