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conveyance for the bridge of Siraat

The Holy Prophet has said, 'A person does not perform any action on Baqar Eid which is dearer to Allah than Qurbani. This Qurbani will come on the Day of Judgement, with its horns, hair, and hoofs, and at the time of sacrificing the animal, it is accepted by Allah even before the blood of the slaughtered animal reaches the ground. Therefore, perform Qurbani happily and open-heartedly.  (Tirmizi, V3, P162, Hadith 1498, Dar-ul-Fikr Beirut)

Sayyiduna Shah Abdul Haq Muhaddith-e-Dehlvi says that the sacrifice will be placed upon the good deed side of the one whom performed it. Due to this, his good deeds will be become (considerably) weighty. (Ash'atul-Ma'aat, V1, P654, Quetta) Mullah Ali Qari says, 'Then it will be a conveyance for him and with this conveyance the person will comfortably cross the bridge of Siraat. Furthermore, every limb of this (animal) will be a Fidya for every limb of his owner (i.e. the one whom originally presented the sacrifice) (Mirqaa-tul-Mafateeh that, Hadith 1470, V3, P574, Dar-ul-Fikr Beirut)

Do not cut your hair or nails

Mufti Ahmad Yaar Khan comments upon a Hadith ('when the ashra (first 10 days of Dhul-Hijja) arrives and among you are those who want to perform the sacrifice, he must not interfere with his hair and skin') saying, 'those wealthy people who intend on performing the sacrifice to complete their Wajib duty, and the poor person who intends to perform sacrifice on a voluntary basis, then,  upon sighting the moon of Dhul-Hijja, up until actually performing the Qurbani, do not cut your hair, nails, and remove dead skin etc. so that you may resemble the Pilgrims (of Makkah) to some extent, because the pilgrims are not permitted to cut their hair whilst they are in the state of Ihram. The reason for this is that the Qurbani may become a Fidya for every hair and nail. Acting upon this ruling is however, desirable and not Wajib. Therefore, it is better for the person who is going to perform the Qurbani not to cut his hair, though it is not compulsory that he does this. From this, it is evident that copying the good is also an act of piety.' (Miraa-tul-Manajih, V2, P370, Zia-ul-Qur'an Publications Lahore)

The Qurbani of the poor

Mufti Ahmad Yaar Khan , on the very same page, comments upon this part of the Hadith ('whosoever sights the moon of Baqar Eid, and intends to perform the sacrifice should not cut his hair or nails') that whosoever is not able to perform the sacrifice should also not have his haircut in this ashra (first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah), instead, he should have a haircut on the day of Baqar Eid, but after Eid Salaah. If he does this, he will gain the virtues & excellences of Qurbani, In'shaa-Allah .

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