Slaughtering animals at the location of one of the two conflicting parties to reconcile them

Q: When two tribes quarrel and it is feared that they may slay one another, a third tribe mediates between them and slaughters an animal at the home of one of them. (Part No. 1; Page No. 222) They slaughter the animal and gather them together to eat and reconcile between the two disputing parties. What is the ruling on this sacrifice?


A: If there is no other purpose behind the slaughtering of this animal at the home of one of two disputing parties, than to gather them for a reconciliation and then to eat the meat together, this will be considered as one of the means to achieve a reconciliation that is enjoined by Allah (Exalted be He), when He says (what means): The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islâmic religion). So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allâh It will also be considered as a means to establish reunion, clear the air, and show generosity to those who attend the reconciliation gathering. Accordingly, we do not see any objection to this.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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