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Dua before Slaughtering an Udhiya

(Sacrificial Animal)

Make the animal lie facing Qibla and recite this supplication:

«إِنِّي وَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِيَ لِلَّذِي فَطَرَ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ عَلَى مِلَّةِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ حَنِيفًا، وَمَا أَنَا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ، إِنَّ صَلَاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، وَبِذَلِكَ أُمِرْتُ وَأَنَا مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ، اللَّهُمَّ مِنْكَ وَلَكَ. (مسلم)

Innee wajjahtu waj’hiya lillazi fataras samawaate wal ardha ala millate Ibrahima hanifan wa ma ana menal mushrekeen, inna salati wa nosoki wa mahyaya wa mamati lillahe rabbil aalameen, la shareeka lahu, wa bezaleka umirto wa ana menal Muslimeen, Allahumma minka wa laka.

Translation:  I have turned my face towards Him, Who created the heavens and the earth, following Abraham’s religion, the true in faith, and I am not one of the polytheists. My prayer, and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death are all for Allah, the Lord of the Universe, Who has no partner. That is what I was commanded to do, and I am one of the Muslims. O Allah it comes from You and is given to You.

Then slaughter saying Bismillah Wallahu Akbar. If the animal is slaughtered on behalf of another person, the slaughterer should utter his name saying اللهُمَّ تَقَبَّلْ مِنْ Allahumma taqabbal min (Name of person). (Muslim)

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