Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Eid al adha. Do you sacrifice?

Do any of you sacrifice an animal for Eid? Do you do anything else (like buy overseas to be donated or anything else)?

I'm wondering what the options are for me here in Canada. I don't have enough money to buy a large animal for sure... Is it better than nothing to sacrifice a couple chickens? I think I could find a place that would allow me to buy and kill them Islamically (and then arrange them for me). But a chicken (or two or three) seems like it might not be worthwhile.

I guess I'm looking for a way to celebrate Eid more than I will celebrate Christmas!

What will you do for Eid?

14 Comentários:

Anonymous said...

If you don't have enough money, it is not at all necessary to sacrifice an animal. No, chickens can not be sacrificed. But, upto 7 persons can share a bug animal like cow etc

LK said...

If I remember right I think there are places that take money for donations to buy animals to feed the poor.

I sadly don't know of any websites though

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

We had friends in Minnesota who would go out to a farm and slaughter a goat, then they would bring back the meat to share with friends and family. You could look for a place that would let you do that, cook a big meal for friends, then freeze the rest of the meat if you have space. You could also arrange to split it with another family from the masjid if it's too much. I'm not an Islamic scholar though, so you might want to check how many people can go in on a goat.
You can tell i'm a big fan of goat meat!

Candice said...

I will skip my chicken idea then! I will try to donate an amount to a cause at least... Whether it's Eid-related or not.

Stacy, I would love to do that!! Maybe another time... no money now!

Jaz said...

Many people don't kill their own animals, people I know in Egypt usually buy a whole animal or three from the butcher.. the butcher sacrifices it then the food goes out to poor people.

Aalya said...

I have donated to these 2 places
http://www.muslimserv.com/

http://www.muslimwelfarecentre.com/qurbani_pledge_form_2009.htm

Hopefully that helps out... but I would check at your local Mosque as well...they usually will have some kind of program set up or at least know of some farms that maybe doing this (we have a few here in Ontario that do this at Eid)

Candice said...

Jaz, that's true. I wouldn't want to kill it either anyway. I'd get my husband to do it! haha. In Egypt I'd definitely do it the regular way with the butcher. First time I was in Egypt fell during Eid so I got to see many animals killed. One cow on the 5th floor in the hall of my husband's family's building. So weird.

LK said...

I'd rather give money toward someone else doing it and giving the meat to the poor. I could never do it myself O_O I would probably never eat meat again lol

Candice said...

Yeah, it's not that fun to imagine (much less to actually be the one to do it). In Egypt I was there for a few killings like the one in the hallway and my mother in law's sheep. We ate it for supper... Poor it though... Got its throat sliced and drained out for a couple minutes. And then tried to run away one last time before dying! I didn't like that!

Anisah said...

Salam alaykom !! I know of two places... seriously.contact me and I can get ya hooked up!
As for us.. we cannot afford a large animal either...not this year.!
don;t think u can do chickens.. but what do I know...
the thing is most of it has to go to charity... it's actually the hardest part !

Has Ahmed ever done it himself?

Candice said...

He never did any himself, no! He always kind of participated with his mother or something when he had a bit of money to do so in Egypt but it was always butchers that took care of "the job".

rahma said...

We buy an animal (or 2) through islamic relief to be sacrificed in another country. It's a bit more affordable then buying one in north america to slaughter - between $50 and $200 depending on which country you chose.

Candice said...

From where? I'd like to do that maybe next year though..

rahma said...

http://www.islamicreliefusa.org/

technically a US charity, but I think you could still donate from canada. There's still time to arrange for the sacrifice this year - just needs to be done in the 3 days before Eid I believe :)

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