Staining one’s forehead with the blood of the Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims)

Question 24: Is it a valid act to stain one’s forehead with the blood of the Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims)? I saw some Muslims doing this and when I asked them about it, one of the scholars in the town replied that the companions of Ibraaheem (Abraham, peace be upon him) did so when he offered his Ud-hiyah. I asked him about the name of the book in which he read this report.However, I did not find this book and I have not enough books as I am still a student. Please clarify this act!

Answer: We know of no basis from the Qur’aan or the Sunnah that supports staining the forehead with the blood of the Ud-hiyah. Likewise, we do not know of any of the Sahaabah (the Prophet’s companions) who did this act… read more here.

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