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Eid al-Adha, commonly known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is one of the most important Islamic festivals observed globally during Dhul Hajj. It recognizes Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham)'s willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail (Ishmael), in compliance with Allah's commands. There are also some Qurbani rules that husbands and wives must comply with during Eid al-Adha.

Qurbani Rules for husband and wife

Fulfilling Qurbani Obligations Within the Family

Different schools of Islamic thought have varying rulings on Qurbani. In the Hanafi school, a hadith is cited regarding the husband's responsibility to give Qurbani for his wife. Here, each family member exceeding the Nisab wealth threshold (currently 87.48 grams of gold or 612.36 grams of silver) must fulfill their own Qurbani obligation of minimum one share.

For instance, if the father and son live in the same home and are both sufficiently wealthy. The family should perform two Qurbani in this situation, not just one. The same rule applies to the husband and wife: If the wife has her own wealth exceeding the Nisab level, she is responsible for her own Qurbani sacrifice.

However, the husband can choose to perform Qurbani on her behalf, with the reward going to his wife. This reciprocity applies vice versa. Similarly, if one of the wife's sons offers her money to perform Qurbani, it is also considered valid. The wife can then use that money to perform Qurbani.

عَنْ أَبِي دَاوُودَ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «كَفَى بِالْمَرْءِ وِزْراً أَنْ يُضَيِّعَ مَنْ يَعُولُ

It is narrated by Abu Dawud [2886] that the Prophet (PBUH) said: "It is a sufficient burden for a man to neglect those whom he is obliged to support.”

Qurbani Commitment for Husband and Wife

The notion of equal duty is profoundly embedded in Islamic family and religious commitments. It emphasizes the joint roles and obligations of husband and wife, fostering mutual collaboration, support, and understanding in all parts of life, including the performance of religious tasks like Qurbani.

Setting Positive Example for the Children

Jointly doing religious tasks by husband and wife, such as Qurbani, provides a good example for children by demonstrating the value of teamwork, mutual respect, and a shared commitment to faith in the family. It offers kids essential lessons about cooperation, accountability, and the importance of religious activities in Islam.

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