A man bought the Ud-hiyah of `Eid-ul-Adha and, after slaughtering and flaying it, found that it had two abscesses

Q 2: A man bought the Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) of `Eid-ul-Adha (the Festival of the Sacrifice) and, after slaughtering and flaying it, (Part No. 10; Page No. 418) found that it had two abscesses that had not burst or bled. Is this Ud-hiyah sufficient or should this man offer another one? You should bear in mind that the man did not witness the process of slaughtering; he just saw that the animal was slaughtered and went to his work where he cut his nails and shaved his hair, knowing nothing about the abscess. Guide us, and may Allah reward you with the best!

A: The abscess found in the Ud-hiyah is a kind of disease. As it was not evident at the time he bought it and did not outwardly seem to affect its health, it is sufficient and discharges the obligation In sha’a-Allah (if Allah wills). This is not a defect that prevents it being accepted; rather, if the disease in the Ud-hiyah is extreme and the abscess spoils the meat, it renders the Ud-hiyah invalid. Al-Bara' ibn `Azib (may Allah be pleased with him) said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) stood among us and said: Four (types of animals) should be avoided in Ud-hiyah: An obviously one-eyed animal, an obviously sick animal, an obviously lame animal, and an animal with a broken leg with no marrow. (Related by Abu Dawud and Al-Nasa'y) Al-Tirmidhy reported a similar Hadith and ranked it (a Hadith) as Sahih (authentic).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companion!