Can I cut my hair and nails before Qurbani?

Dhul Hijjah is one of the holiest months in Islam. It is the month of Hajj, one of Islam’s five sacred pillars, in which Prophet Ibrahim (AS) gave his sacrifice to Allah (SWT), and in which Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha.

Muslims concentrate on the tale of Ibrahim (AS) and the significance of his devotion to Allah (SWT) during this month. Every year, Muslims observe Eid al-Adha and perform the Qurbani.

The murder of an animal – goat, sheep, camel, or cow – to reflect the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail (AS) for the sake of Allah (SWT) is known as Qurbani. The animal is then given to individuals in need throughout the world.

There are several rules for doing Qurbani, and one frequently asked question is whether or not the person performing Qurbani is allowed to cut their hair and nails in the days leading up to the sacrifice. You can learn everything you need to know about this topic right here.

Can you cut your nails if you give Qurbani?

There are several schools of thought on the cutting of nails before performing the Qurbani sacrifice.

It is haraam (forbidden) in the Hanbali madhab (school of thought) to clip your nails while contributing to Qurbani (sacrifice).

However, the majority of scholars recommend that you refrain from cutting your nails. It is preferred to seek guidance from your madhab (school of thought).

When is the last day to cut nails before Qurbani?

There are several schools of thought on the cutting of nails before performing the Qurbani sacrifice.

If your madhab (school of thought) prohibits cutting hair and nails before performing the Qurbani, the prohibition begins on the 1st of Dhul Hijjah and continues until the Qurbani (sacrifice) is completed and one can resume cutting hair and nails.

Importance of not cutting your hair or nails before Qurbani

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) states in a well-known hadith:

“When the ten days (of Dhu’l-Hijjah) begin – and any one of you wants to offer a sacrifice, let him refrain (from cutting) his hair and nails.” (Muslim)

Several scholars utilized this hadith as the basis for their argument that refraining from cutting your hair and nails is part of the Qurbani (sacrifice) ceremony.

Ahmad Ali

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