Hadith on Adha: The Prophet sacrifices an animal on Eid al-Adha

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: I was present with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, on Eid al-Adha at the place of prayer. When the Prophet finished his sermon, he came down from his pulpit and a ram was brought to him. The Prophet slaughtered it with his own hand, saying, “In the name of Allah and Allah is the greatest. This is from me and those of my nation who cannot offer a sacrifice.

Al-Tirmidhi said, “This was acted upon by the people of knowledge among the companions of the Prophet (ṣ) and others, that a man should say at the time of slaughtering: In the name of Allah, and Allah is the greatest. It is the opinion of Ibn al-Mubarak.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1521

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ شَهِدْتُ مَعَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الْأَضْحَى بِالْمُصَلَّى فَلَمَّا قَضَى خُطْبَتَهُ نَزَلَ عَنْ مِنْبَرِهِ فَأُتِيَ بِكَبْشٍ فَذَبَحَهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِيَدِهِ وَقَالَ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ هَذَا عَنِّي وَعَمَّنْ لَمْ يُضَحِّ مِنْ أُمَّتِي

قال الترمذي وَالْعَمَلُ عَلَى هَذَا عِنْدَ أَهْلِ الْعِلْمِ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَغَيْرِهِمْ أَنْ يَقُولَ الرَّجُلُ إِذَا ذَبَحَ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَهُوَ قَوْلُ ابْنِ الْمُبَارَكِ

1521 سنن الترمذي كتاب الأضاحي باب العقيقة بشاة

1521 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح الترمذي