In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Which Sacrificing/Udhiyah/Qurbani is Beneficial to Humanity?
by Irshad Mahmood – Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre

Remember: Top most priority in the Quraan is saving a life like save whole world. We need to re-analyze in detail which can be more productive and more beneficial to save humanity. With a single piece of meat no one can fill the stomach of a person BUT perhaps with the same price one can feed one person for one time. Instead of filling your freezers with meat fill stomach of hungry without any discrimination.

Many Muslims do Sacrifice/Udhiyah/Qurabni/Sadaqah at different occasions and often confuse and are mixed up. Each and every case is totally different and need to understand correctly in the light of the Quraan and Authentic Hadeeth.

In the beginning of 21st century people observe two types of Sacrificing/Udhiyah/Qurbani
1>    One those who perform Hajj and that is true Sacrificing/Udhiyah/Qurbani and is according to the Quraan.
2>    Others do at their home, which is actually a kind of Sadqah and which can be given at any time during the year. And at present time it looks like it is just showoff and wastage of money instead of saving humanity against the fundamental teaching of the Quraan which tells us that topmost priority is saving a life like save whole world.

Let us take a case study of it. Every Single Pakistani is under huge debt of up to Rs. 150,000. How can a Pakistani perform HAJJ? Same is true for many Muslims in Muslim countries.

Also the average cost of an animal is estimated at Rs. 100,000 per cow and Rs. 25,000 per goat/lamb in Pakistan. The Muslim population is estimated at 1.8 Billion. It is being presumed that 300,000,000 Muslims shall sacrifice at least one animal, this Eid-al-Adha spending could be around Rs. 10,000,000,000 around US Dollar 100,000,000 (100 million dollars) which could be invested wisely to build some infrastructure for the community so that people can get work, hence could help save their lives from extreme poverty and famine.

The material cost of the GHILAFF-e-Kabaa (Kiswah) is USD 5,000,000 dollars and is purchased from rich countries like Italy and Germany etc. It is changed every year. Piece from old GHILAFF-e-Kabaa (Kiswah) is distributed to rich Kings, Presidents, Prime Ministers of many countries.

Question: Will Allah be pleased by slaughtering animals around the globe other than for Hajj rituals or helping humanity without any discrimination? BE WISE AND ACT ACCORDINGLY.

SUGGESTION:  Instead of a GHILAFF-e-Kabaa (Kiswah) it could be made of permanent metallic or marble wall around the Kaaba. Think positive to save the cost to serve and protect humanity without any discrimination.

This cost can solve many problems of the destructed MUSLIMS as well as many non-Muslims around the world.

Saudi must remove all kinds of local taxes for three months during HAJJ PERIOD.

Sacrifice/Qurbani Meat and Skin must be utilized properly. Animals must be imported from POOR countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Somalia etc., and NOT from RICH countries like Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, New Zealand, Russia, United Kingdom or USA etc.

Modern Leather Industry and Meat Packing Industry must be installed in Saudi Arabia for Sacrificefy/Udhiyah/Qurbani during Hajj time and for the rest of years for Sadqah. Meat need to be distributed around the Globe to the poor and the needy, specially of victims of Natural Disasters of Floods, Earthquake e.g. victims of Hurricane Irma in Caribbean in 2017 etc. or Manmade Disasters like survivors of Genocide/Holocaust in modern time e.g. Rohingya Mmyanmar Genocide of Muslims in 2017 etc.

Topi (Cap), Jainamaz (Prayers Mat), Ehram and all other items should be purchased from poor countries and NOT from China & Korea or other rich countries etc. Every Human has Right to Live and Every Country has Right to get some Businesses.

There must be reasonable and affordable accommodations for all HAJJ and UMRAH pilgrimages who are Guest of Allah and all MUST have same privilege without any discrimination, i.e. one standard for all. Hajj & Umrah is not a 5 star picnic.

Muslims in Millions have been destroyed in Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Jordon, Libya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Tunis, Yemen etc. Millions have been displaced. Millions are hungry without food, water and shelter. MUSLIMS NEED IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE.

Say, Surely my prayer and my sacrifice and my life and my death are (all) for Allah, the Lord of the worlds, (Al_Quraan_006:162).

Saving a Life is like Saving the Whole World. (Ref. Al_Quraan_005.032). We need to correct our Priorities.

It is my humble request to all Masjid organizers to start Quraanic Arabic Language Course in Masjids for free.

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