Hyderabad(Hyd): Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani Director: Al-Mahad Ul Aali Al-Islami, Hyderabad(Hyd) stated Muslims could’t give donations in place of sacrificing animal on Eid ul Adha in case it’s obligatory on them.
He added further that sacrifice is an important ibadah. The Holy Quran & the hadeeth both have highlighted the importance & virtues of the ibadah.
Qurbani is mandatory for each sane Muslim who’s approached the age of puberty, & who additionally owns wealth that is beyond his own/her needs equal to (or) over the nisaab.
Maulana Rahmani stated Qurbani is an ibadah in that 1 has to either sacrifice a small animal (or) becomes part of sacrifice of a big animal. Those who could afford & there is no legal obstacle afterwards it’s obligatory for them to offer sacrifice, there is no substitute for that.
In the case of nafl (supererogatory) Qurbani 1 could donate the equal money to poverty-stricken in place of providing the sacrifice. In case 1 wants to offer sacrifice even in case Qurbani is not obligatory for him, (or) 1 wants to offer sacrifice on behalf of his own relatives (or) kids although it’s not obligatory for them, (or) a human wants to sacrifice just for seeking reward, afterwards these are named Nafl Qurbani.
In such instances 1 could donate the money in place of sacrificing the animal. As Imam Abu Hanifa has informed that granting the money in sadaqa instead of a Nafl Hajj is not only permissible however suggested.
Hence Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani has inquired Muslims to keep the various between obligatory & supererogatory sacrifice in mind & inquired them to offer animal sacrifice for obligatory Qurbani & give equivalent money in sadaqa instead of Nafl Qurbani.