Glad tidings of reward of sacrificing an animal

Glad tidings of reward of sacrificing an animal for those who don’t have the capacity to do so

For those who don’t have the means to sacrifice of an animal, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) has benevolently given the glad tidings that if that person has a hair cut, trims the nails, the moustache and removes pubic hair, then that person will be given the reward of a complete sacrifice.  There is a Hadith in Sunan Abu Dawood:
It is narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abdullah Bin ‘Amr (May Allah be well pleased with them) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  I have been ordered to celebrate ‘Eid on the day of sacrifice.  Allah Most High has declared it as Eid for the whole Ummah.  One Companion said:  I don’t have the means to perform sacrifice but I have a borrowed milch goat.  Shall I sacrifice that goat?  The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  No, but you cut your hair, trim your nails, your moustache and remove your pubic hair.  This itself is a complete sacrifice for you before Allah Most High.
(Sunan Abu Dawood, Hadith No. 2791)
Author: Mufti Hafidh Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,
Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia.

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