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Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) trying to emulate the udhiyah/qurbani animal of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Question

With reference to this post, I was interested to know if the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) emulated Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in this aspect. I came across the following narration in Sunan Ibn Majah:

حدثنا يونس بن ميسرة بن حلبس، قال: خرجت مع أبي سعيد الزرقي، صاحب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إلى شراء الضحايا، قال يونس: فأشار أبو سعيد إلى كبش أدغم، ليس بالمرتفع، ولا المتضع في جسمه، فقال لي: اشتر لي هذا، كأنه شبهه، بكبش رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

Is it authentic?

 

Answer

Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration. ‘Allamah Busiri (rahimahullah) has declared the narration authentic.

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3129, Zawaid Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1032)

 

Translation

Yunus ibn Maysarah ibn Halbas (rahimahullah) relates, “We once went out with Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Az Zuraqi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) to purchase animals for udhiyah/qurbani. Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Az Zuraqi (rahimahullah) pointed towards a ram that had some black spots under its ears and mouth, its body was neither too big nor too small and said to me, ‘Purchase this one for me, as though he resembled this ram to the one of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).'”

 

Also see here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar