Give sacrifice meat to disbelievers.

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I am qunfuised that when we do the qurbani the meat of that animal which is been qurbaned could we can give meat to a none muslim or not please clerify my doubt 


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Give sacrifice meat to disbelievers

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verses 36-37:

36      The sacrificial camels we have made for you as among the Symbols from Allah: in them is (much) good for you:  then pronounce the name of Allah over them as they line up (for sacrifice):  when they are down on their sides (after slaughter),  eat ye thereof,  and feed such as (beg not,  but) live in contentment,  and such as beg with due humility: thus have we made animals subject to you that ye may be grateful.

37      It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah: it is your piety that reaches Him:  He has thus made them subject to you that ye may glorify Allah for His guidance to you: and proclaim the Good News to all who do right.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.476         Narrated by Salama bin Al Aqua

The Prophet (saws) said: “ (Of the Sacrifice) eat of it,  and feed of it to others,  and store of it.”


Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 5.115

A person offering a sacrifice may consume, without any restrictions, any amount of meat he may desire. He may likewise give away,  or offer in charity any amount he may wish. Some scholars say that one may eat half,  and give away the other half in charity,  while others say that the meat be divided into three parts. Of these one may keep a part, distribute a part, and give in charity the third part.


The Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) was to consume a part of the sacrifice meat, distribute a part of it amongst his companions, and give a part of it to the poor and needy.  


If one wishes, one may eat all or part of it, or distribute all or part of it, or give to the poor all or part of it.   There is absolutely no restriction on how one should consume the sacrificial meat, but it would be best and closest to the Sunnah to eat some oneself, distribute some, and give some to the poor and needy.


Your Question: …..could we can give meat to a none muslim or not please clerify my doubt 

To the best of our knowledge, there is absolutely nothing in the Quran or the Sunnah which prohibits or discourages the believers from distributing the meat of the sacrificial animals amongst their non-muslim brethren in humanity, if they wish to do so… is expected that they shall have their due reward for their sacrifice as well as their ‘sadaqah’ from their Lord Most Gracious.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


 Your brother and well wisher in Islam,




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