It’s Not Too Late for (Unburdensome) Eid Visits! – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

It’s not too late to visit family and friends for Eid, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani notes in this timely reminder. He advises to connect these crucial ties with our ultimate motivation in mind – seeking the pleasure of Allah Most High. Eid occurred about a week ago, with people celebrating on one of two different days, […]

Reconnecting With Family–Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Ustadha Raidah, now a mother of two, looks back at her Eid al-Adha, spent reconnecting with her estranged father. Last Eid, my eldest daughter turned two. This year, she is three, and is now a proud big sister. My youngest daughter just turned 7 months. Alhamdulilah, this Eid, I am now a mother of two. […]

Seeing the Bigger Picture: The Eternal Consequences of Faith–Eid Sermon by Sh. Faraz Rabbani

In this Eid reminder, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani advises us to look beyond the pain, suffering and hardship we encounter to see the true purpose and potential of our creation. Touching on key Quranic verses, he counsels us to look at the bigger picture. We see so much difficulty in our lives. We deal with our […]

The Believer’s Strange Rejoicing – and an Exclusive Eid Gift

Eid Message from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Eid al-Adha, 1439 / 2018 “Say: In Allah’s grace and mercy let them rejoice. That is far better than whatever they amass.” [Qur’an, 10.58]  Allah, the Lord of Grace and Mercy, has made rejoicing (farah) a religious duty. Gratitude for God’s blessings doesn’t come easily to humans. Rather, we’re given […]

I’m Vegetarian: Is There An Alternative to Qurbani Slaughtering of An Animal?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Salam. Is there an alternative to Qurbani? I’m a vegetarian so don’t agree with giving the money to spend on meat or the slaughter of an animal (yes I know it’s a bit controversial but vegetarianism is allowed in Islam) but I would like to offer something instead. I don’t […]

The Tremendous Increase and Rejoicing Without Condition – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In his Eid khutba, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani highlighted keys of why and how to celebrate Eid and the bounty of Allah. He explained that celebration should be infused with the remembrance of Allah. He also gave some lessons and insights on the deeper meanings of the sacrificial slaughtering on Eid al-Adha. Finally, Shaykh Faraz concluded […]

Should I Abstain From Cutting My Hair And My Nails If I Intend to Sacrifice?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Should one not cut his hair or trim his nails from the 1st of Dhu’l Hijja if intending to sacrifice? What is the evidence for this? Answer: assaalmu `alaykum It would be recommended not to cut your hair or trim your nails if you intend to sacrifice. Please refer […]

The Meaning of Qurbani (Eid Sacrifice)

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I am a convert and I recently found out that udhiya/qurbani is obligatory.This year I have the nisab minimum and so as I understand it would be wajib for me to do it (unless I am able to take a ruling from another madhab where it is sunna. is […]

Cutting Hair and Nails Before Slaughtering on Eid

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: What are the guidelines in the Hanafi School about personal upkeep from the first of Thul Hijjah until Eid al Adha (post sacrifice)? Specifically, are there any restrictions for trimming nails, trimming beard, etc or is that only for the Hujjaj? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, […]

A Reader on Eid al-Adha

The Ten Days of Dhu’l Hijja The Ten Days of Dhu’l Hijja: Merits & Striving in Spiritual Works The Complete Fiqh of Eid al-Adha The Fiqh of Eid al-Fitr & Eid al-Adha Does a Wife Have to Purchase Her Own Animal for Eid Slaughtering? Can Qurbani (Udhiya) Be Done In a Different Country? Can One […]