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Can You Do Udhiya on Behalf of the Deceased As Ithaalus Thawaab?

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Answered by: Shaykh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Umarji


Can you do Udhiya on behalf of the deceased as Ithaalus thawaab

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Yes, one may perform a nafl udhiya on behalf of one’s deceased relatives and thereafter convey the reward to them or to as many people as one wishes.1

It is related in Sunan Abi Dawud Narrated Hanash: I saw Ali sacrificing two rams; so I asked him: What is this? He replied. The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) enjoined upon me to sacrifice on his behalf, so that is what I am doing.2

Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Umarji

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

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1 أيْ لَوْ ضَحّى عَنْ مَيِّتٍ وارِثُهُ بِأمْرِهِ ألْزَمَهُ بِالتَّصَدُّقِ بِها وعَدَمِ الأكْلِ مِنها، وإنْ تَبَرَّعَ بِها عَنْهُ لَهُ الأكْلُ لِأنَّهُ يَقَعُ عَلى مِلْكِ الذّابِحِ والثَّوابُ لِلْمَيِّتِ

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2 Sunan Abi Dawud 2790

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