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Isal-thawab (dedicating reward) for the living

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Is there a Hadith regarding conveying Isal-thawab to those who are living?

 

Answer

Up to seven different Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) have reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wa sallam) slaughtered two sheep on the day of ‘Eidul Adha. One of them he slaughtered on behalf of his Ummah. In some narrations this is reported to have been a habit of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)

Rasululullah’s (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) word’s were:

O Allah! This one is on behalf of those in my ummah that have professed your tawhid (oneness)

This Hadith is recorded in several Hadith books, like:

Sunan Abi Dawud, Sunan Ibn Majah, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Musnad Ahmad etc.

Refer to Nasbur Rayah, Hadith: 4715-4724.

The above includes all Muslims, those who were living, who had died by then and those to come.

Also see Al-Hidayah, vol.1 pg.296.

Read a detailed article on the issue of isal-thawab here

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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