Giving away all of the sacrificial animal in charity without eating from it
It is recommended to eat from the sacrificial animal
According to the majority of scholars, it is recommended to eat from the sacrificial animal but not obligatory. They base their opinion on prophetic traditions that implicate its recommendation and permissibility:
- 'Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, narrated that the Prophet was told: "You forbade [us] to store from the meat of sacrificial animals beyond three [days]." He said, "I forbade you for the sake of the poor who flocked to the city for the purpose of getting meat from those giving it away. [But] now eat, store, and give away in charity" [Muslim and Bukhari].
- Sulayman ibn Buraydah narrated that his father said: "The Prophet [pbuh] said: 'I forbade you to store the meat of sacrificial animals beyond three [days] so that the rich may give the poor. Now eat from it as you wish, feed others, and store from it" [Reported by Ahmad, Muslim, and al-Tirmidhi].
It is permissible to give away the whole sacrificial animal in charity without eating from it.
Allah Almighty knows best.