In only 10-11 days to go to the Eid-el-Kabir that everybody knows as the 'Ileya' Festival, many Muslim families still haven't buy enough rams for the festival to be celebrated. As we know that Ram 's cost usually skyrockets above many Muslims' savings every years.
Although Ram is the most popular Sallah Sacrifice but because of the cost of money for Ram and in order not to be in debt after you are through with the festival. There are other animals-typically overlooked and cheaper that can use for sacrifice and receive rewards from Allah, don't be afraid of money.
Here are the six animals allowed for sacrifice in Islam, according to the reward they attract when used as Layya sacrifice.
Ram 's sacrifice receives highest reward. It is recommended that one use Ram for the sacrifice provided that he can afford it.
You know it is not compulsory but optional if If you cannot afford the ram, Sheep is next to Ram in reward. Try and get it if your capacity can take it.
The He-Goat is next up in the rewards. It draws a little lower reward than the Sheep. A recent market survey indicates that in Nigeria, between N6,000 and N10,000 there is a cheap goat that can make a sacrifice, which is fairly inexpensive compared to Rams selling up to #90,000 to #100,000 each.
The She-Goat is next if you can't afford the He-Goat.
The Cow is next in the stages of reward after She-Goat even though it is Gigantic and more expensive than the Ram, Sheep and Goats. It is accepted for seven people to join money together to acquire one Cow for sacrifice. They will be rewarded as well.
If you possible you are in Hajj, the sacrifice with Camel attracts more reward followed by the Cow then the Ram. For those not performing Hajj, a Camel sacrifice receive the lowest of reward in terms of Layya.
Don't forget that the Camel is the most expensive of all the animals allowed for sacrifice.
Islam recommends all the animals above for sacrifice. Anyone you are able to buy and slaughter for sacrifice, you will be adequately rewarded.
Secret of buying animals with price dropped.
The price of all the animals for sacrifice must have drastically dropped, due to decrease in demand. So if you are unable to buy any of the animals during the rush hour, do not panic, take advantage of the long window of sacrifice.
Wait for like an hour or 30 minutes before prayer, go and check the price you will see the demand would have been decreased. Good luck and get the best Ram.
If you can afford anything do it, don't do more than your capacity.
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