Defetcs in limbs not mentioned explicitly in text
Defetcs in limbs not mentioned explicitly in text

Book:

The book of Sacrifices - كتاب الضحايا

Chapter:

Conditions of sacrificial animals

Topic/Issue:3753 - Defetcs in limbs not mentioned explicitly in text --
Agreement:The jurists agreed about avoiding a lame animal with an obvious limp, the diseased animal that is obviously sick, and the emaciated animal that is not wholesome (an animal having no marrow in its bones) on the basis of the tradition of al Barra ibn Azib. Likewise, they agreed that a slight defect in these four types is not effective in denying their validity (for sacrifice). the majority of the jurists maintained that defects that are more grievous than the four mentioned in the text have a greater priority for avoidance in terms of their validity (for sacrifice). About the horns, Imam Malik said that a partial loss is not a defect, unless they should bleed, in which case it is a disease in his view. There is no dispute that disease prevents acceptance for sacrifice.

They disagreed on those that are equal in terms of the defect and disfigurement, that is, defects in the ears, eyes, tails, teeth, and in other limbs, (defects) that are not considered slight
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Malik (one opinion)They are to be rejected like the cases mentioned.tradition of al Barra ibn Azibis considered it to be a category of the specific applicable generally. However it is an indication of both meanings, that is, what is more grievous than the categories mentioned and those that are equivalent mentioned
Reconciled the tradition of Abu Burda and that of Ali ibn Abi Talib by construing the tradition of Abu Burda to apply to minor defects which are not obvious, and the tradition of Ali to more grievous defects, which are obvious
Imam Malik (another opinion)They do not prevent acceptance, even though it is desirable to avoid them. tradition of al Barra ibn Azib is considered it to be a category of the specific applicable generally. Hence they considered such an application to be (intended) from a lower order meaning to a higher order meaning alone and not to equivalent meanings. Hence they said that those with more grievous defects are to be linked to these four cases, and the cases with equivalent defects are not to be linked to them, except by way of desirability.

They also preferred the tradition of Abu Burda
Others:
ZahiritesThey are neither to be rejected nor is it desirable to avoid themThey considered tradition of al Barra ibn Azib to be a category of the specific applicable to the specific
Evidences :Hadith of Al Barra ibn Azib, Hadith of Abu Burda, Hadith of Ali ibn Abi Talib [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship,Sacrifices, Conditions, Defects
References:1[pg:519]
Last Updated:2011-07-16

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