Eating the Meat Sacrificed by One who Does not Pray
The ‘Allaamah Muqbil ibn Haadee Al-Waadi’ee
My father is a man who does not pray. He sacrifices for us on the Day of ‘Eed. What is the ruling on this sacrifice when he slaughters or entrusts it to someone else?
If he slaughters then it is Haraam based upon the most correct of the statements of the people of knowledge. Because the one who abandons the prayer is considered a disbeliever due to the Hadeeth:
العَهدُ الذِي بَينَنَا وَبَينَهُمُ الصَّلاةُ ، فَمَن تَرَكَهَا فَقَد كَفَرَ
“The covenant that is between us and them is the prayer; whoever abandons it then he has disbelieved.”
And the Hadeeth:
ليس بين العبد وبين الشرك والكفر إلا الصلاة
“There is nothing between the slave Shirk and disbelief except the prayer.”
Na’am. Who reported the Hadeeth…? (After someone answers the Shaykh says:) Na’am, Muslim reported it. From the Hadeeth of whom? Huh? (After someone answers the Shaykh says:) From the Hadeeth of Jaabir. However, if other than him from those who pray were to slaughter then there is no harm (in eating it), insha-Allaah.
Translated By: Raha ibn Donald Batts