September 25, 2022 2 mins

Must I Make Up Missed Qurbani, If I Did Not Know It Was Obligatory?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question When I first began practicing Islam, I followed the ruling that offering Qurbani is a Sunna, not a Wajib. However, after a few years, I began to follow the Hanafi madhab, but I had no idea that Qurbani was considered necessary. So I’ve missed roughly ten years of Qurbani […]
June 22, 2022 2 mins

Is It Obligatory upon Me to Perform the Sacrifice of Eid al-Adha?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question I am a single Muslim male of 23 years living with my parents. I started earning six months ago. Is qurbani fardh on me? I started earning six months ago and don’t reach the nisab value from my own earned money yet. Answer As long as your wealth does […]
June 18, 2022 2 mins

Is It Permissible to Neuter or Spay Stray Cats?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question My question relates to the legal ruling of desexing animals in the Shafi‘i madhhab. A friend is feeding a colony of stray cats that are continually breeding and giving birth to very weak, malnourished kittens, many of which die soon after birth. I have encouraged her to get the […]
May 8, 2022 2 mins

Is it Permissible to Slaughter Using a Guillotine?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I have my farm, and I own a couple of sheep and lambs for consumption, along with close friends. I recently bought a guillotine-like contraption.  Is it permissible to slaughter an animal using a guillotine? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah guide […]