Slaughtering a sheep or the like for another person

Question: It is customary that Arabs seek to appease each other where necessary using different ways. Sometimes, they bring a female sheep and stand at the door of the one whom they want to appease and do not enter before slaughtering it while mentioning the name of Allaah (Exalted be He) over it. At other times the person who wishes to appease brings the `Aqeerah (the female sheep slaughtered to appease another) to the targeted person who takes it saying “`Aqeerah is forbidden” and lifts it up to the other person. Then, he slaughters another one to entertain the person who wished to appease him. Is it permissible to eat the meat of either of these two female sheep?

Answer: Slaughtering a sheep and so forth for another person with the intention of hosting and inviting this person and those who are accompanying him to eat the meat of this sacrificial animal is permissible… read more here.


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