Excellence of Sacrificing an Expensive Animal
The prices of animals are skyrocketing. The expenses are increasing each year. What we have to see is whether it is enough to sacrifice a cheap animal or should we sacrifice an expensive animal? It is necessary that the animal should be plump, healthy and perfect in every way. If there is a difference of price in animals of this kind, then it is correct to sacrifice a cheap animal as well. However, there is greater reward on sacrificing an expensive animal. There is a Hadith in Kanz Ul Ummal about this:
The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: Verily, the best sacrifice in the sight of Allah Most High is the one which is the most expensive and the most excellent.
(Kanz Ul Ummal, Hadith No. 12693)
Author: Mufti Hafidh Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,
Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia.
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