I wish to know if a way of giving sadaqah that i have witnessed is right and not a cultural ritual thing that has been going on in Pakistan for years (also it is not committing Shirk).
A Muslim Pakistani women bought chicken from a shop and then her and her husband went to a open field and circled the chicken around his head a number of times and threw it into the fields, she said this is sadaqah and is to lift the burden off her husbands shoulders??
is this right as i can’t find anywhere info on our Prophet pbuh doing this.
Inshallah you reply soon.
wa `alaykum salam,
Many ethnic groups have retained elements of pre-Islamic cultural practices. This one seems to be falling under this category and has nothing to do with Islam.
Imam Senad Agic
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America
American Islamic Center – Chicago