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What are the rulings on offering a sacrifice?

Since it is common for many people to offer annual [animal] sacrifices on Eid al-Adha, what are the rulings on offering a sacrifice?

Offering a sacrifice is highly recommended for those who are capable. Those who cannot find an animal to sacrifice or are not capable of it are recommended to offer its value as charity (sadaqah) instead.

The time of offering a sacrifice begins at sunrise on the day of Eid al-Adha and continues for three days.

The sacrificed animal must either be a camel, cow, or sheep.

It is permissible for a person to sacrifice one animal on behalf of themselves and their family. It is also permissible for a group of people to sacrifice and collectively offer one animal.

It is permissible for the person who sacrifices an animal to allocate a third of it for themselves or to feed their family, just as it is permissible for them to give a third of it to whomever they wish from among Muslims, and based on recommended precaution, one-third of the sacrifice should be offered to poor Muslims.

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