Qurbaani on Behalf of the Deceased

If one has been favoured by Allah with wealth, then he should also perform Qurbaani on behalf of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, his Sahaabah, his Ummah, the prophets and for his own living or deceased relatives, fiends and teachers who have conveyed Deeni knowledge during one's lifetime.
One should always remember and never overlook our beloved
sallallahu alayhi wasallam and perform Qurbaani on his behalf.
Abu Talhah radhiyallahu anhu has related that the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam sacrificed one ram and while sacrificing the other he said, "This is on behalf of every one of my Ummah who believed in me and testified (to my prophet hood)."


Jaabir radhiyallahu anhu reports: I went with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam  to the 'Eidgaah on the day of 'Eid-ul-Adh'haa. A ram was brought to him after he had finished the sermon. He slaughtered it with his own hands saying Bismillahi Allahu Akbar and said: "This is on my behalf and on behalf of every one of my Ummah who has not been able to sacrifice."

(Abu Daawood)

 NOTE: The intention of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was to
include his Ummah in the reward. Certainly it was not a sacrifice on behalf of the whole Ummah that no one was required to perform it any more.
It is a matter for deep thought and consideration that the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam kept his Ummah in his mind while offering the sacrifice and it is deplorable for the Ummah not to remember him at the time of Qurbaani.

Mas'alah: If anyone willingly offers Qurbaani on behalf of a deceased, then it is permissible to use or distribute the meat as in one's own sacrifice.

Mas'alah: Permission for the waajib Qurbaani of a living person is necessary. For Nafl Qurbaani this consent is not required.

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