Give the butcher the tail, belly,

Q 4: Is it a valid act to stain one's forehead with the blood of the Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims)? I saw some Muslims doing this and when I asked them about it, one of the scholars in the town replied that the companions of Ibrahim (Abraham, peace be upon him) did so when he offered his Ud-hiyah. I asked him about the name of the book in which he read this report. (Part No. 11; Page No. 433) However, I did not find this book and I have not enough books as I am still a student. Please clarify this act.

A: We know of no basis from the Qur'an or the Sunnah that supports staining the forehead with the blood of the Ud-hiyah. Likewise, we do not know of any of the Sahabah (the Prophet's companions) who did this act. This act is a Bid`ah (innovation in religion) as the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Whoever practices acts extraneous to ours, his act is rejected. According to another narration he (peace be upon him) said: Whoever introduces things extraneous to our matter i.e. religion, will have it rejected. Agreed upon by Imams Al-Bukhari and Muslim. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!